Tuesday, 12 February 2013

G'Day Melly

Can you believe it,our own blog, how exciting! It's fantastic to have all our ideas, recommendations and accomplishments all in one place. I can't wait to see what Stitchie Wonder has been up to.

Since taking up knitting again last year, with the needles I used in primary school, I've become addicted to hunting down patterns on the internet, in books and wool shops all over Perth. It became such an obsession I've had to limit myself to one project at a time. On the upside, this motivates me to finish a project quickly so I can start something new!

My latest discovery is an Australian company called Cleckheaton. They have some great patterns and amazing wools. Despite the 30 degree temperatures outside I've decided to prepare for winter so I'm currently knitting the Dip Hem Jumper from their California pattern book.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any of this fantastic California 8 ply wool so I decided to be brave and after several trips around my local wool shop I chose an alternative Cleckheaton wool for the job. Let's just hope my calculations are correct!!!! 

Cleckheaton Country Naturals 8 ply in Burnt Red  

This is the first jumper I've made so I've really been learning as I go but I love the sense of achievement that brings. Who would have thought I'd ever be able to find the right wool and needles to meet the tension square measurements!! So far so good and I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Nearly up to the first armhole! 
On another note the postman arrived today with the most fantastic parcel from Ireland! Stitchie Wonder strikes again :) My Roald Dahl cushion is the best present I've ever gotten and you've made me want to invest in a sewing machine. I wish I'd gotten more hands for Christmas!!! 

Being pancake Tuesday I'm away to make myself a batch for dinner AND dessert!!! 

Looking forward to the next installment and all the projects yet to come.

Cal x x x

1 comment:

  1. The wreath you made Mel is exceptional