Things are quiet here…

Not much action in the “shopfront” lately I’m afraid, I’ve been flat-out with everyday life with two kidlets and a couple of  knitting swaps, and I am just now finishing the last few orders. When I’ve had a breather I’m planning to go to the dye pots and have some fun, but it won’t be anytime soon lol! I haven’t spun anything for myself for weeks 😦

I have a kilo of bfl (blue faced leicester) here, direct from the UK , and it’s just sooo nice to spin I might get into that some time for a few more kits… yum 🙂

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Mitt kits!

In response to all the requests, I’ve created some kits to make fingerless gloves for grown-ups which change colour slowly from cuff to knuckles.  Because hey, we all need some snuggly squooshyness too!

The kits come with 50g of squooshy handspun in two matching lots, and a pattern for the mittens – the shape is like this one, but the colours will change as for the baby sock kits…

Fingerless gloves I knitted for my Nanna

Fingerless gloves I knitted for my Nanna

The yarn is a bulky weight, the pattern uses 5.5mm needles, and is written for both knitting in the round, or flat on two needles with a seam.

So far I’ve spun up four lots, with more in the pipeline  – and here they are:

Softly Autumn colourway

Softly Autumn colourway sold

Softly Autumn – fine merino, mitt kit $17 including postage  sold

(this picture is before the final rinse, so the yarn hasn’t “bloomed” and filled out)

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Roses colourway

Roses colourway sold

Roses – fine merino, mitt kit $17 including postage

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Monsoon 1 colourway

Monsoon 1 colourway sold

Monsoon 1 – – fine merino, mitt kit $17 including postage

I love these two colourways so much! Monsoon 1 has 5 colours: green, teal, blue, purple, fuchsia  Sold

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Monsoon 2

Monsoon 2 sold

Monsoon 2 – – fine merino, mitt kit $17 including postage

Monsoon 2 has 4 colours: teal, blue, purple, fuchsia

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Contact me if you see anything you like, or I can take a limited number of orders.

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Sock kits ready!

Well, my first “shop” update is ready, yay!

There are two types of kits that I am selling in this update, socks and booties. Both are my original patterns, and come with an appropriate amount of yarn to knit them. Some of the skeins have enough length to knit any of the three sizes of socks, and some skeins have only enough for the smaller size, this is noted in the descriptions.

1. Socks – the pattern knits up like this:

Sock example, knitted in Roses colourway

Sock example, knitted in Roses colourway

Sized in 0-3 months, 6months, and 12 months.

2. Booties – here’s an example of a pair I knitted up using a silk/merino/alpaca blend:

Exmaple of booties, in Frangipani colourway

Example of booties, in Frangipani colourway

The pattern for the booties is currently only in newborn size, 3.5inches long. They can be knitted flat with a seam at the back, or in the round. The soles can be sewn, or grafted with Kitchener stitch for seamless booties 🙂  The shaping uses simple increases and decreases.

And now, the yarns for sale!

I’ve photographed each pair of skeins with one twisted up and one spread out to show the colour progression as it will appear when knitted.

All kits are $14 including postage within Australia.

Autumn Leaves 2

Autumn Leaves 1 sold

Autumn Leaves 1 – Fine Merino, 16m, which is enough to knit the 0-3months size socks. sold

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Frangipani 1

Frangipani 1 - Merino/silk/alpaca sold

Frangipani 1 – Merino, alpaca and silk – warm and lustrous.  This kit is for the booties. sold

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Frangipani 2

Frangipani 2 sold

Frangipani 2 – Fine Merino, booties kit sold

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Gerberas

Gerberas sold

Gerberas 1 – Fine Merino, 16m, which is enough to knit the 0-3months size socks sold

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Gerberas 2 - Merino/silk/alpaca

Gerberas 2 - Merino/silk/alpaca

Gerberas 2 – Merino, silk and alpaca blend – booties kit

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Marigold

Marigold

Marigold – Fine Merino, 14m, which is enough to knit the 0-3months size socks, or a pair of booties

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Rain

Rain - sold

Rain – Fine Merino, 18m – any size socks. –  sold

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Roses

Roses sold

Roses Fine Merino, 16m, which is enough to knit the 0-3months size socks sold

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Tulips

Tulips

Tulips – Fine Merino, 14m, which is enough to knit the 0-3months size socks, or a pair of booties

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves - sold

Autumn Leaves 2 – Fine Merino, 18m – any size socks.  – sold

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All kits are $14 including postage within Australia.

If you would like to buy any of these kits, please contact me! I can take a limited number of orders, just ask and I’ll let you know!

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So, where to begin?

My very first Blog post! Hooray!

It’ s been a while in the pipeline, but here it is …

I love to dye and spin beautiful yarns, and through this blog I hope to showcase the special kits I create for knitted baby socks. The yarn I spin is specially designed to change colour slowly from toes to cuff, and the pattern is simple and straightforward. I use pure fine merino,  for softness and warmth – it’s such a pleasure to knit with!

From this:

Daffodils

Daffodils

To this!:

daffodil socks

daffodil socks

I hope you enjoy!

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