Saturday, June 11, 2011

Twirly, Whirly, Glitzy Scarf!

I think I might have a problem, I appear to be blogging regularly again. It's a miracle I tells you, a miracle!

Today's blog is a special one. Over the next few weeks I hope to knit and/or sew a number of items to help Curtain Call Performing Arts School raise some funds for our upcoming show, Bye Bye Birdie. These items will be silent auctioned at the trivia night we are having on the 24th of June, but if any of my Aussie readers want to bid now I will shout you postage if you win. I will also text or email the top bidder here on the night if they get outbid to give them a last chance. If anyone from overseas wants to bid I will split you the postage cost.

Item number one:
This twirly, whirly ruffly scarf (modelled expertly by Max who was a great sport owing to the lack of chics around here) is handknit from handdyed (by Happy Spider) wool/synthetic mohair/glitz yarn. It has an eyelet edging and a garter border. It is nice and soft and cuddly for either big or little girls.

If you would like to bid just leave the amount in the comments section and shot me off an email at this email address so that I have a contact for you. Also give me a yell if you want anymore details.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shhhh, it's a secret!

I am about 99.99% sure that my sister in law doesn't read this blog. Further to that I am actually pretty sure that she doesn't even know I have a blog. If I am wrong, "Hi Ral", please stop reading here.

My latest finished offering is Holden, a lovely quick freebie knit in Wired for Fibre Rita (80/20) in Baroque. It is a birthday present for the aforementioned Ral that she will get on Sunday. It is very pretty, have a look...

Hopefully the recipient will like it and wear it lovingly. Most of the time I think she appreciates handmade things and then sometimes I'm not so sure. Oh well, no one said that zealotry was easy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

So I am not the only crafter in the house.

While Jason and Bevan were outside making the back gardens more dog-proof than they previously were, Duncan and I did some crafting together. Sometime ago I taught Duncan how to use the sewing machine and he made a little bag (probably didn't blog that but it cute and a fair first attempt). Today he decided that he wanted to make himself a heat pack.

He did everything from choosing the fabric to the final product with the exception that I threaded the machine. The finished heat pack is pretty good. A little wonky down one side but still very functional and funky.

Seeing as I had the machine out and running I decided to whip up a hot water bottle cover for Rohan who has quite taken to this charmingly old-fashioned heating method. For weeks I have been filling the bottle and lamenting that, whilst warm, the rubber is hardly snugly. Well, with the machine threaded and fabric on the table I really had run out of excuses!

See, much snuglier. :)