30 December 2011

Repeat Performance Socks

Phew, completed the second part of the Triplicity KAL just in time for the closure of the year.  Repeat Performance socks (see here for link http://knitpurlhunter.com/kal/repeat-performance/repeat-performance-revealed/). 
I purchased 100% spun BFL from my wonderful fibre supplier Karen at http://woolznyarnz.blogspot.com/ and dyed the yarn purple (it actually turned out a burgundy colour) and ended up twist the BFL with Gutermann glitter thread (not only to give it sparkle but to also add nylon to the mix)

29 December 2011


I don't work in acrylics very much, in fact, I haven't really painted much of late neither.  Anyhow, after watching a Channel 31 show, I was inspired to do this painting using enamel black paint.  I had so much fun using the enamel, dribbling it over the painting and highlighting areas with bigger blobs; this type of art is very "messy" for me but enjoyable.  I found the enamel gave a dimensional effect where I used it thickly.

24 December 2011

Christmas Advent Garland

I did it!  I kept up with a Christmas KAL which finished today.   During December, every day we received a new pattern from Frankie Brown (sorry there is no link but you can search the name on Ravelry), the end product being a countdown to Christmas (Advent Garland).

I wish everyone out there a very happy holiday season and may 2012 be filled with love and happiness for you all!

19 December 2011

Christmas Gifts

It has been a long time between posts.  I have been busy trying to keep up with my KALs and making Christmas gifts - here is a sample of what I have made.

Firstly, some Goats Milk Soap with French Vanilla.  I must say the soap smelt nice before adding the oil, but smells even nicer (if possible) after the few drops of Vanilla were added.   This was my first attempt at making soap and I got my supplies from http://www.hobbygalaxy.com.au/soap-making.html.  Next time, when I have a little more time at hand, I will make the soap from scratch.
The next item I made was some Bath Salts with Mandarin fragrance.  Basically I used Epsom salts, colouring and Mandarin oil (pure essential oil, naturally).  Mandarin has some wonderfully beneficial properties including antiseptic, good for circulation and calming.

Lastly, to tie all gifts together I knitted some cotton dishcloths.  If you look closely you will see a picture of a Goat (the purpose of this is to link the Goats Milk Soap to the dishcloth).