Category Archives: Knitting


Garter Stitch Chevron Scarf

Holiday Yarns – Jennifer’s FlockSock Sock Yarn: Ravelry link and the website link.

Holiday Yarns - Jennifer's Flocksock Sock Yarn

Wired for Fibre – Claudette: Ravelry link and the website link (but Katie has most unfortunately stopped dyeing yarns for the time being).

Wired For Fibre Claudette - Brindle

Both the right side and the wrong are are gorgeous. I’m very happy with the unintended rustic look that is emerging.

GSCS right side

GSCS wrong side

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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Craft, Knitting, WIPs



My very first Fairisle attempt and I’m doing it with a shiny, splitty yarn that has zero animal fibre content. I’m also altering the pattern, albeit in a minor way, but nonetheless, deviating from a pattern causes me so much anxiety I get sweaty palms, a faster pulse and a huge sense of foreboding. I am not artistic in the least.

I am using Wendy Bernard‘s Tomcat for the body but I have replaced the herringbone fairisle pattern with cats. More specifically, the cats chart used in Veronik Avery‘s  Colette Pullover.

It is made out of Moda Vera Bamboo/Cotton. The above photo is a closer representation of the colours than the picture below. It is a strong purple with softish lime-green cats.

Although the yarn is quite splitty, it is wonderfully soft and has an amazing drape. It is also deceptively heavy. I would use this yarn again, but while the splitiness is very annoying, the end product is beautiful.
















I just have to retrieve the project, knit the sleeves and hope I haven’t put on too mu weight since I first began it, over 3 years ago.

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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Knitting, WIPs







Yarn: Cleckheaton Bamboo
Purchased: Stich n Time in Canberra
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yardage: 125 meters x 4 skeins used
Needles: 4mm Knit Picks Options

On Ravelery

My Aunty Carol chose the colourway. It is important to me that you know this.

This yarn itself is fabulous (apart from the colour, that is) – silky, smooth, well plied, fantastic drape, gorgeous sheen etc. It is a strange weight, though, as it is not quite fingering and not quite sport. But I hate the colourway.

I had never done drop-stitch before but I really enjoyed the effect, and I think the Cleckheaton Bamboo helped to make this an enjoyable, mindless knit (as long as I ignored the colours). It knit up quite fast, taking only 17 days from start to finish and I was pretty inconsistant with the amount of time I spent on it. I started it on the 10th of March and finished by the 27th.

I watched Star Trek: Deep Space 9 whilst knitting this. I will always associate the show with The Clapotis, just like I associate Star Trek: Voyager with Big Sack Sweater and Doctor Who: Series 2 with Under The Hoodie.

The yarn is sooooooo pastel. I HATE pastel …. urge.. to.. kill.. rising…

There are no photos of me wearing the Clapotis or even having it touch my body. I don’t want any record that I touched yarn that is so saturated with pastelly fugliness. I wish I could have worn surgical gloves while knitting it. Did I mention that I am not fond of pastel, let alone so many different pastels all in the one place?

But my Aunt Carol loves it which is what it is all about, in the end. Love you, Aunt Carol xx

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Posted by on November 25, 2008 in FOs, Knitting


Skronchable Skarf

This photo is probs the truest to the actual colour of Pearl Ten.

Yarn: MMMalabrigo Merino Worsted Pearl Ten
Purchased: Yarn and Kisses
Pattern: Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne
Yardage: 198M
Needles: 6mm Knit Picks Options 

On Ravelery

Hi, my name is CrowJane and I am an addict. It all started a month ago when I received my first shipment of MMMalabrigo Merino Worsted. And I have no intention whatsoever of giving up this addiction. In fact, I have quite the opposite in mind. I’m going to feed the addiction until I have the biggest Mal habit known to Womankind (because I put a capital W in Womankind, Womankind includes the male of the species -just like when someone puts a capital in front of Mankind, women are supposed to feel included – I never do).

I love it. Truly. It is 100% wool and it doesn’t itch. At all. Not even a little bit. Not even when I am think about mosquitoes and fleas and head-lice and midges – it is like a scarf made from Calamine Lotion. Genius. The scarf only took 1 skein and 11 days – and for 6 of those days I was only knitting sporadically as I was on walk-about. 

If you haven’t already – GO BUY YOURSELF SOME MALABRIGO!

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Posted by on November 2, 2008 in FOs, Knitting


S.E.X. in Sydney & Cyber S.E.X.

So, I made an impromptu visit to Sydney for 5 days and managed to find myself in Morris & Sons (aka Tapestry Craft) a couple of hours after landing on a Stash Enhancing eXpedition (S.E.X. to us knitters). I had a non-knitting friend with me – which was probs a wise move as I am on a very limited budget, but they were having an awesome sale so I actually saved money by spending money (shut up – it does too work that way). 4 skeins of Noro Silk Garden & and some Knit Picks knickknacks later, I left. It was a similar feeling to eating a small amount of a delicious dessert – happy that you ate some but wanting more at the same time.


Noro Silk Garden colours 268 & 8

Noro Silk Garden colours 268 & 8

Yesterday afternoon I got home from trip and found these goodies awaiting my stroking and fondling:


Handmaiden Lady Godiva in Paris colourway

Handmaiden Lady Godiva in Paris colourway


Malabrigo Silky Merino - Azul Azul

Malabrigo Silky Merino - Azul Azul


Malabrigo Silky Merino Plum Blossom

Malabrigo Silky Merino Plum Blossom

I got the Malabrigo Silky Merino from Yarnandkisses and the Handmaiden Lady Godiva was purchased at Purl Yarns

I’ll never be rich.

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Posted by on October 29, 2008 in Knitting, Stash


Under The Hoodie Progress Report 4

Yarn: Cleackheaton “Country Silk” Colurways 9 (grey), 7 (deep red/pink) & 2 (soft pink)
Pattern: Under The Hoodie – Stitch n Bitch
Yardage: 95M
Needles: 5mm & 4.5mm 

On Ravelry

it is 2.30 am – I’ll write about this FO at a more decent hour…

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Posted by on October 18, 2008 in FOs, Knitting



May I present to you my favourite cardigan in-the-making – Central Park Hoodie! Made form Bendigo Woollen Mills Rustic 12ply in the Red Tweed colour – not the softest yarn but there is absolutely no pilling and this cardigan is going to last forever. So far, the vast majority of knitting my CPH has been completed while watching Battlestar Galactica  – I knit faster during the action scenes. It is very pretty and an addictive pattern but I haven’t worked on it for a few months. It was also the very first thing I knit with my Knit Picks Options Nickel Plated Deluxe set. These needles have been the best knitting accessory I have EVER bought. I highly recommend them.

Isn’t the yarn pretty? I am very happy with my CPH so far.

Update: I made a mistake with the cables on the left-hand side and have to frog back a significant amount. My CPH has been sitting in my time-out bag for 2 & 1/2 years…


Posted by on October 16, 2008 in Knitting, WIPs