Thursday, 29 April 2010

gloVe from one-hank happiness club

gloVe -- Pattern 2 from SIOz one-hank happiness club

close-up of club edition of Woodland Creatures in Merino/Silk Fine

The clouds have rolled in again and set my drying back another day, but no matter. It's time to get ready for shows.

First up -- a small exhibition in Adelaide -- the Biannual Handknitters Guild SA's Exhibition. This year it will be May 22 and 23 from 10-4 at the Unley Senior Centre in Arthur Street, across from the large shopping centre. Plenty of parking 'round the place. 

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Friday, 23 April 2010

Anzac Day Weekend

Yup, it's that time again and yes, I'll be at the Port Adelaide Markets both Sunday and Monday this weekend - 9 to 5 each day.

Feeling the pinch of festival season already upon me as the date confirmations and mill orders come in. R is already grumbling at the boxes, but that is fine. It arrives and goes right back out again! In the middle of that I paint and wind and label and it all comes good.

Thanks as always to everyone who checks in on the latest SIOz news. The shopblog gets updated for products now.

Must post some more piccies very soon, including pictures of Bitsy's new PUPPIES! Not 1 but 2 new scottish terrier pups. Yeah, 2 -- Fred and Ginger, of course!

Have a great weekend. m

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Leftover chocolate Easter Eggs

Mmmmmm. What to do with leftover choccy Easter Eggs. Hid them in the centre of the banana muffins. :-))))

Monday, 12 April 2010

It's a new week!

Well, another interesting week has gone and it's straight into this one. The highlight so far has been a new idea for a teapot cosy. I am sneaking this project into my schedule, which is rather insane, but I just need to tackle it. I reckon it needs to be purple, non?

It's hard to believe, but I'm working on the USA schedule. It seems like I JUST GOT BACK. But I didn't. This makes family in USA eversohappy, but I look at my precious Lytapup and sigh. I hate to leave her. And all the things happening here.

So, the sock from last week's post will be an orphan 'til the next. The gloves for the One-Hank Happiness club goes out this week.

One Hank Happiness gloVe

And I'm sure I'm not listing everything. Except for testing some fibre for April Spindlers , I've hidden the others to ensure I don't get into trouble.

And have I mentioned I want to play with:

Little John Merino/Silk Fine

Ruined Pennies in Cashmere dk

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter Bunny Hopped all over

Short and Sweet Sock in SIOz Sock (100% superwash sock wool)
My redux Short and Sweet Sock pictured above. I haven't a clue where the original pair I did is, and decided I had the right yarn for a pair, so these were on the needles a few weeks ago.

Tried to keep the chocolate under control this weekend. Husband very much into the Easter choccy overload. I noticed the little choccy egg bag is now empty. Hmmmm.

Saddened that one of my favourite traders, Tabitha, at the Port Markets is leaving. She's opened a lovely vintage shop in Prospect and as soon as I've got the details correct, I'll link it here.

After several beanies and finishing my DWB sock (it's too ugly and dark today for a decent photo), I'm back to design knitting. Must hide spindles.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Hank Hunting

Off to the Port Markets for the long weekend. The hunt hanks are ready and I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes. Plenty of free yarn to go around.
I'm beginning to tackle a new shawl project, but have not gotten really going until all the ends of the various other knitted items have been sewn in and finished.
The DWB socks are finally finished and I look forward to blocking those.
Happy Easter to all. I've limited the chocolate bunnyness in our house, which evokes frowns from R., but seriously, Aussies go nuts on the Easter choccies.
CU at the Port, m