Visible mending

I have been  wearing my favourite ‘at home’ cardigan so much lately that it’s  literally coming apart at the edges. I want to keep this hand-knit garment going for a few more years yet so some mending was in order.

Previous repairs have been made with matching yarn, but I’ve decided to take a different approach  this time by making visible mends. Luckily I found the yarn I was looking for in an op-shop (thrift store) when I was in Myrtleford recently.

Lovely colours that are fun to select for special projects

I think these skeins are intended for wool embroidery, but they are fine enough to make repairs on my 4 ply cardigan.

Visible mends to buttonholes and cuffs

It may not be the neatest mending job I’ve done, but every time I catch a glimpse of those green cuffs it makes me think of new moss peeking out from my sleeves.


Christmas is coming!

Yes just a week to go and we’ll all be eating way to much food and enjoying ripping paper off presents. This year I decided to make some presents for my family, small family of knitted and felted Christmas trees. I used up some balls of mohair and small bits of handspun yarn that I had in my stash.

The pattern came from Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines. I was well pleased with the result.

Knitted and felted Christmas trees. pattern from Mason-Dixon Knitting
A small family of knitted and felted Christmas trees.


Knitting in Public

Yes its that time of year when knitters come out of the closet and knit in public.

World Wide Knit in Public Day?? will be celebrated this Saturday 12 June. In Canberra there will be two gatherings the Saturday Morning S’n B group will be meeting in Garema Place from 10.00am BYO chair and blanket etc. I will be joining the Canberra Spinners and Weavers at Cafe in the House, at Old Parliament House from 2.00pm onwards. Details of both groups, as well as other get togethers around the country can be found at the link above.

If you are a knitter I hope you can come along and join us in this celebration of knitting – not to mention companionship, fun and good coffee!
See you there.