Tuesday, 10 December 2013
It's coming to that time of year where I spend days upon days making quilts.....I have at least 2 quilts to complete over the Christmas break....I need to finish Niece No 2's quilt....being bogged down at work, hasn't been helping me to keep up with time lines.
I've managed to get most of my knitting orders done....and thank you to so many understanding customers who have told me they don't want their hats till the New Year, it then only leaves me 5 more to do before Christmas. The pressure has been lifted
I've also been making some little pixie hats....Trouble & Striped I call these little hats, just because of the cheeky, bright and colourful nature of them.....nothing sweeter than little bubs all wrapped up in organic merino. It's far from hat season here in Australia, but I figure, the more I do now, the more 'ready to ship' stock I have available once hat season comes along in 2014
I've also worked out my next "knit your own" pattern for end of January, start of Feb...I'll keep you updated on the pattern progress. I won't be revealing which pattern I'm going with just yet. Like to keep some things a surprise!
Also thanks so much, for all the new fans that have joined my blog here....It's so very lovely to see. When I started this blog, I really didn't think anyone would read it, but I'm humbled by its members and its readership.....it warms my heart.
Well that's it for today....short but sweet. I'm actually home from work today. I slipped down the back stairs in my apartment block last night....the stairs where wet, it was dark.....suffice to say I've had to make a trip to the Osteopath this morning....no major damage done, just feeling a little sore and sorry for myself.....sitting for long periods of time is not making things easier either. Anyway.......
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Saturday, 30 November 2013
I've had a colourful week to say the least....colourful in clothing, work, emotion, woolly goodness....and I'm afraid to say language. An emotional roller coaster is the only way I can describe it.
I'm sure something good will come out of it eventually....Don't you have to sift through the s**t to find the good stuff?
Anyway, I put away the hat orders last night for some lovely calming crochet....something else that's colourful. A new baby blanket commission. African flowers. It doesn't have to be ready till next March, but it was just nice to come home from work yesterday and just let my brain wander with colour and creativity....sometimes you just need that sort of stuff.
I've put my first couple of squares up on Ravelry. I'll keep you updated with its progress.
Hope your week has been better than mine.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Sunday, 24 November 2013
I'm sorry there has been no woolly business going on around here....I am working hard to get all my remaining knitting orders completed by Christmas, so therefore I haven't picked up any crochet for weeks now.....my best laid plans of having personal items and blankets and other bits and bobs finished by Christmas are just that......plans, with now no immediate completion dates.....otherwise know as WIP's.
I've also been working long, long hours at my casual job. Longer hours that I anticipated which at this time doesn't leave much time for anything else....thus the lack of blog posts. On the upside my little garden, is flourishing. Lots of rain and lots of sunshine, all in one day mind you.....that's Melbourne! I've managed to work out which which seedling is which, and am now waiting patiently for lettuce and radishes to be first for the picking....the tomatoes won't be ready till mid Summer I expect. I'm loving the teeny tiny garden I've created in such a teeny tiny space.
A couple of other things I'm loving this week are my Danish Duckfeet Sandals. I've traded in my Saltwater's this Summer for duckfeet, and I'm loving the change. They have virtually been on my feet since arriving a couple of weeks back. Also I ordered some vintage fabric Lavender Bags from Little Sally Waters. I was going to gift some of them, but now they're hanging in most rooms in the house! The smell is just wonderful.
Anyway, that's me done for now. Hope you're all well, see you next time.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Not longer than 48 hours ago, I was standing in my kitchen popping seeds into little planter pods, oh bless my cotton socks.....looks like I'm going to be eating a lot of radishes this Summer.....or are these lettuce, basil, coriander or tomatoes!! Forgot to mark them didn't I!
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
I never had the intention of being away for so long, but time has just gotten away. So to condense down what could be a long post, here's a little of what I've been up to since I've been away.....Knitting orders (nothing new there!!), lost 4.7 kilos in weight, celebrated my 46th birthday, got a small promotion at work, successfully grown chives, mint and parsley whilst still avoiding those pesky possums. Purchased all the goodies to start a balcony vegetable garden. Saw a few movies, About time...worst movie I've ever seen, Diana, second worst movie I've ever seen, Captain Phillips and Prisoner, two of the better movies I've seen. Also went to Gold Class cinema for the first time. Internet shopping from The Fat Quarter Shop, buying pre-cut squares for Christmas break quilting time. Planning another blanket even though I haven't finished the one I'm crocheting now and just spending some time reacquainting myself with the outdoors and embracing the beautiful Melbourne sunshine.
Hope you're all well,
Monday, 14 October 2013
Sorry about being absent for a little longer than planned, but I've been knitting like a mad woman......I decided to take on some custom work, the last for 2013, and boy oh boy, suffice to say I've got a lot of orders.
It has been nice to sit back and just get on with the orders......Unfortunately my knitting seems to be in sync with my casual day job. My day job has been quiet since July, but Murphy's Law, I take some orders and bam......my day job kicks into overdrive and I'm going to be required 40+ hours per week right through to Christmas more or less.
Suffice to say that all spare time is now dedicated to knitting, so there isn't much other news.....orders have been heading out to Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, US, UK and I have the biggest bunch of orders from my nearest and dearest customers right here in Australia.
My Etsy store is open for a bit longer, I'll take a few more orders, I'm also working on another pixie hat for boys and girls, and I managed to get a third row done of my big coloured hexie.
Hope all is well in your part of the world, and I should say thank you to everyone that leaves a comment, I read them all and try to reply to as many as I can when time permits. You'll also notice I've been slowly adding to my blog roll on the side of this page. So many blogs appear in my stats, so I've been sharing them with others, so much woolly love floating around the world.
Anyway plenty to do today, it's my one day off this week.