Wednesday, 28 September 2011


I've been looking to make myself a large blanket for the bed for some time now and have been absolutely torn between crocheting  and knitting the said item.

I've had a Granny Square blanket on the go for quite a while now, but over time have fallen out of love with it and it's been stashed away for the time being....maybe until I like it again a bit more...I also decided it wasn't bed worthy.

I then decided that I would try doing a bigger version of this little beauty below...I've completed a few of these for gifts....but when I added up the cost I decided it was going to be way too expensive to make it fit a Queen bed....Not that I'm not worth it, because I am....but again I just felt it had a bit of a Granny Square feel about it and I changed my mind. 

I then thought about a ripple.....and this didn't float my boat either.

And then it came to wasn't the style of blankets, it was the colours.  I think in the bedroom I decided I wanted something calming and the bright colours were....just too bright!  Considering I do so much bright knitting for my little baby hats....I don't do colour for myself.  I'm pretty classic with my colours in my little home and my, grey, navy, white....with an occassional hint of a coloured accessory.

It was then that I came across this blanket....Umaro by Jared Flood.  I found it some time ago and have had it stashed away in my favourites on Ravelry.

I think it's simple yet striking, I love the texture and the fact that it is a chunky knit.  Then last week I got my weekly email from Tangled Yarns  and there it was the same blanket in red, and how fabulous does it look....throwing my whole colour thing out the window....I think it was the multiple colours I wasn't coping with, but one single block colour is feeling ok for me.

So there you have it...I've found my blanket and the yarn is one of my favourites.  Head, hands and Heart  so now just to pick the colour...and what a choice.  I'm loving the purple in the front row on the right.

And I'm also loving the natural colour....

It's a big project and one that I'm going to have to live with for a long time....decisions, decisions, decisions.  Let me know what you think.


Sunday, 25 September 2011


There really is something I love about Sunday.  I've been spending my weekends in the country for the last couple of weeks.  My Aunt & Uncle are away overseas and I've been using their little property to knit, read, watch TV, walk, eat and enjoy the piece and quiet that the country brings.  It's about an hour out of Melbourne, so the perfect was the perfect day, perfect sunshine, perfect stillness.....until reality hit at 4pm as I made my way back to Melbourne.  Here's how I spent my day......

A cup of tea and a little bit of knitting in the glorious morning sunshine....nothing more perfect.

I did a little weeding & watering in the vege patch, nothing much in there besides Spring Onions....loving the corrugated keeps the bunnies away from the carrots!

Loving the last of the Winter Camellias.

And the last of the Tulips.

Watching the Wisteria getting closer to flower.

Eating a Neenish Tart....although I will always remain loyal to the Custart Tart.  I saw this in the bakery and decided I had to have it....I remember eating these as a child, I think the Neenish Tart can stay in my childhood....way too sweet for me now.

"Boy".... I never tire of looking at "Boy" he's such a simple piece of art, but there is something so friendly and likable about niece always says he only has one ear....I guess he does.

Staring at the last of the Autumn colours in the beautiful late afternoon sunshine.

And getting home to find Emmett in my Inbox.