Monthly Archives: May 2007

Basic Cable Beanie No 2



Yarn: Noro Silk Garden #8
Pattern: Basic Cable Beanie Stitch n Bitch Nation
Yardage: 100M
Needles: 4.5mm & 5mm circular; 5mm dpns

Not much to report with this very quick knit. The reason why I started knitting it is because I found that I had made a rather ugly mistake in my Calista’s McQueen Knock-Off and needed frog back quite a few rows. In an attempt to keep alive my love of the Calista’s McQueen Knock-Off, I decided to take a deep breath and knit something else for a little while. This Basic Cable Beanie took less than a day and it was a painless and relaxing process knit entirely while watching season 2 of the U.S.A. version of The Office.

The colours, oh the colours! The camera distorts all of the colours quite a lot, even with the flash off (as in these photos). Here is the most accurate photo that I could find on the web courtesy of Theresa at spellingtuesday.


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Posted by on May 22, 2007 in FOs, Knitting


New FO

My cousin had a baby boy (her 3rd son) on Friday morning. All went well and Mum and Bub were home by Saturday morning. I got to have a big, long cuddle with him on Saturday night. I don’t want to talk about what his parents are naming him…



…. Rafael Dring. So, after much deliberation and because his Mum really didn’t want him to be called Rafael, the baby has been renamed. May I presnt to you Kynan Dring.


Posted by on May 21, 2007 in FOs, Stuff


Mystery WIP


A project that so far has been a year and a half in the making…

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Posted by on May 15, 2007 in Knitting, WIPs


Live and Learn

I knit the half of the front of Knitscene’s Tweedy Vest with my non-tweedy Bendigo Woollen Mills Aran yarn in Woodrose and hated it. Rip, rip. Scrap that. The yarn is not suited to the vest at all. But it would make a fantastic Rogue.

So I cast on for Calista’s McQueen Knock-Off instead, as pictured below. I am really enjoying working with the Bendigo Woollen Mills Alpaca because my hands aren’t allergic to animal fibres – just the rest of me is. I plan to wear this with a long-sleeved singlet underneath.


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Posted by on May 14, 2007 in Knitting, WIPs


My Neighbours




This is the brushtail possum family that lives in my backyard. When baby possums get too big for their mum’s pouch but not big enough to leave home, their mum carries the youngster around on her back. I personally think that junior is pushing her luck and might be a bit too big to be carted around all the time. They are funny, intelligent and sweet little animals and I greatly enjoy sharing my living space with them.

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Posted by on May 11, 2007 in Animals


Wicked FO



Yarn: Patons Zhivago 50% Tencel 50% acrylic
Pattern: Wicked – Zephry Style
Yardage: 85M
Needles: 4.5mm circular needles

I tweaked the pattern slightly to make an inbetween size. It still came out a bit too big but I am very happy with the instructions and my Wicked. I am really glad I made it in two-tone… I think it loooks very effective. I also carried the mock-cable to the hem, rather than the seed stitch the pattern calls for. Horray for top-down raglans!



Posted by on May 7, 2007 in FOs, Knitting


Wicked WIP


We are having a hot spell with our weather (7-9 degrees C above normal) and I think that even if I finish this off tomorrow, it will be far to hot to wear to the 40th birthday party.

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Posted by on May 4, 2007 in Knitting, WIPs