Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I am blogging more frequently over here. I hope I see you there :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I have a friend who fell in love with the super-cuteness of Elijah the elephant. So for her birthday, I decided to knit one for her. I think he looks more like a George; What do you think?

George the elephant

George the elephant

2 balls of Spotlight Basics Merino
His eyes are really dark navy cashmere(!)
2.75mm needles

George the elephant

Embossed Leaves

I know it may seem as though I haven't knit one stitch for the past two months but I have, I swear! I've got long overdue FO photo to show you:
Embossed Leaves

True love fiber Merino and Tencel, 1 skein.
2.75mm needles

Embossed Leaves

These turned out a little big but I really like them still. I should invest in some 2.5mm dpns as the ones I knit with 2.25mm needles are too small and 2.75mm are too large.

The yarn was lovely. I have never thought of yarn being 'elegant' but I really think the shine that the tencel gives these socks is really pretty. They make me feel special :)

Embossed Leaves

Wednesday, June 11, 2008



Yup, its my birthday.

I got a wee little rose charm for my pandora bracelet.......
Pandora charm - Rose

.....and a flight to Melbourne to see this guy in concert.....


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ramblings and a Bainbridge Scarf

My drama moderation went well and it was really great to perform again. There are rumors however that the moderator was a rather harsh marker but I'm sure we all did fine. Our last performance was our strongest energy wise and the audience was really great. They seemed to understand the play a little more than previous audiences which helped lift the mood.

After Tuesday night, the moderation, I have been in somewhat of a post-drama slump. Its a bit of a combination of the disappointment of all of the performing finishing and also that I have picked up some nasty cold flu thing. Not very fun. Especially when it's mid-year exams this week!

Whilst in bed and when my brain hasn't been shrouded in brain fog I have picked up a couple mindless projects to use up the silly odd balls of yarn that are lurking in the plastic boxes underneath my bed. One of these projects is my Bainbridge Scarf:

Bainbridge Scarf

Bainbridge Scarf by Pepperknit
Knit Picks Shine Sport in Cloud, just over 1 ball
3.75mm Denise circulars

Bainbridge Scarf
I think its a darling little scarf. It's perfect to use up odd balls of yarn. I must say I loved working with shine as it is really soft and slinky. It's a pity you can't get it in Australia because I would love to knit a whole sweater using it (saying that, it's probably a good thing!)

Also semi-finished and waiting patiently for ends to be woven in are a pair of socks. hurrah! progress!
Embossed Leaves

Monday, May 26, 2008

Oh! The Drama!

I know, I know. I haven't posted for like a month but I have a really good excuse. I have been doing a production for my 12 drama course and all of the rehearsals have pretty much taken over a lot of my spare time (which is probably a good thing!). The play we will be doing is a play by Tom Stoppard called The Real Inspector Hound (wikipedia link if you would like to read the plot) and I have been casted as Felicity Cunningham who I think is really awesome character. I get to be really bitchy (hehe). The script is hilarious!

Our first run in front of an audience is this Thursday (gasp!) with two performances Monday next week and a final performance on Tuesday which will be in front of a moderator who will grade us on our performances. The whole process is pretty stressful actually. There is a lot of things to get done and scenes to get polished off but I am happy to say that I have absolutely loved every minute of it, and we haven't even performed to an audience yet. I can't wait!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Madeleine scarf

If you are on Ravelry or flickr, the pictures have been on there for a week but now it's officially on the blog!
Madeleine Press Scarf III
Pattern: My own, based on a scarf by Madeleine press.
Yarn: 9 skeins of Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran in Cypress.
Needles: 6.5mm needles for the blackberry stitch and cable panel and a enormous 4mm circular needle for the frill (which I made my connecting the three longest cables together in my Denise set)
Madeleine Press Scarf I
Even though I am a knitter, I don't really own many scarves. They are rather expensive to buy if made out of good materials and I think they are really quite boring to knit but when I saw a scarf by Madeleine Press on Another Shopgirl I knew that I must knit it. The result, 9 balls of yarn later, is a really long and unique scarf that I adore.

It didn't really take that long for me to knit but I swear I nearly went mad knitting the frill part. I think it was about 350 sts in each row but it was totally worth it in the end.

Madeleine Press Scarf II