cockatoos in my deck - cacatuas en mi deck

cockatoos in my deck - cacatuas en mi deck


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

That long, long posponed alteration....

This merino wool -olive green Cardigan is mine and I knitted around 3 years ago and hardly wore it.
I never liked the plain band around the neck. A collar was badly need it, but I kept posponing until last week.
Also it was a tag short, so it need a mayor alteration.
A small yoke I add in the shoulders, which required full unpicking of the sleeves and shoulders.
Luckily I kept the left over. This way it grew a bit, just to the hip bone, where I wanted originaly (some calculations went wrong)

But with some hours of it is just the way I wanted!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Jimmy' s Cardigan - about time!

I still don' t know why took me so long this cardigan for Jimmy. More than a month!!!
I end up just too late to wear it this year. Warm weather is here and to stay for long long time.
But Jimmy is happy, the main thing.

Friday, October 19, 2007

about dolls (specially for Eseya from Uruguay)

Doll making and specially doll's dresses is another of my passions.

Here some of them at a Dolls Show lately at Wollongong.

They are just gorgeous!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

pretty lace sample for a scarf- specially for Pilito

Just a small sample (wrong yarn), but enough to see and imagine how beautiful could be in a soft merino and a bit of mohair.

Monday, October 15, 2007

My badly needed Knitting Bag!

Just finish making this bag so I could carry my knitting Project and some tools of the trade.

It' s perfect for those travelling hours. Because I knit even on holidays

I put all kind of pockets and patches to hide it all.
Here it is the inside

Soon I will be making another one for Olga, one of my knitting friends. Will be a perfect Christmas gift., which reminds me of the many things I have to prepare and only 11 weeks to go.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

just finish!

Getting ready some Christmas gifts, this Tote Bag will be perfect for Tracey or Pixi.

And it was so easy to make!

The lining in silk, has 2 pockets and the bottom is padded which is perfect to keep the shape of the bag.

2 Rings hold the strap and a small toogle controls the rod string cord.

This bag was made in for parts in a thick suede yarn with needles number 5

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

another from leftovers

One more for Mitchell! Is ready for him when the family comes to visit us, hopefully nex week since is School holidays.

Monday, October 1, 2007


I had so much left over wool, I had to do something with them!

So here is another sweater for Stephanie.

Olga' s little grandaughter Ariane had her birthday coming up, and she is the same age and size of Stephanie, I knitted this other one for her.

Same calculations is almost half the time!

another one for Nilsa

When my friend saw my red one she look so exited so here we went to the shops for more wool hahaha

Also red, but a tone darker than mine and at her own expense this time. And I ask her to choose also another one for Neville, her boyfriend so he could have a new sweater too.

She decide on this pattern, but in a deeper blue.

I forgot to take a picture of it, but she promised she would take the pic hersef to replace this one.

I did not charge her for the knitting, of course.

The pleassure was really mine for let me knit them.

But the way is Nilsa, now I am in debt with her forever.

She invited me to go to Sydney with her and our other friend Olga for 3 days with accomodation for 2 nights in a 4* apartment, paid in full.

We had the time of our life!

This 2 sweaters must be the most expensive she ever had to pay hahaha

I will have to keep knitting more for her!

Here Nev with his blue sweter. Nil says he loves it and he' s wearing it to death.

and this red for me!

I don' t know why I never own a red sweater before,
when I saw this wool I said to about time I have one!!!
This is my very red cardigan that I can wear with jeans specially. The wool is so soft and light.
Feels good dress up in red!

Now is John' s turn

My eldest son John came next.
For him was this sweater in a nice warm wool, zip up in the front, just the way he usually wears his jumpers.
He still has all the ones knitted in previous years. All in perfect condition.