knitting from my stash – goodbye Ming Blue


Ania is pumped as with her hot off the needles jacket – yarn Utiku Ming Blue DK by The Wool Company

I’ve knit Sirdar 1780 before, this time going up a size to 2-3 years. Used stash yarn left over from last winters Ming Blue project for myself. I took a punt on having enough yarn, started sweating though when I got up to making the collar, it was looking like I was going to be short. Thankfully Kirsty just happened to have a hank in her stash and kindly shared it with me. As it turned out I didn’t need to break into it, I had more than enough of my own to complete the job – phew!


Lately every week Raewyn has a new project on the needles, pictured are : lace shawlette, hitchhiker scarf (4 ply merino yarn artisan dyed by James of Joy of Yarn), and multi scarf in basket weave stitch.


Wendy was really pleased with how the picot edging worked out on her baby’s cardi – 4 ply Patons newborn collection book 1303 (Jessica). Her current WIP is in DK yarn from Skeinz – baby hoodie from the same book (Corey jacket). Both garments for friends newborns.


Leaf baby blanket – this cuddly blanky is for my grandbaby due to arrive early November. Tedium set in with so many squares to make and sewing in all the ends was a pain but well worth it in the end. To make up I crocheted the squares and sections together instead of sewing them which gave a tidy finish. Deviating from the edge given in the pattern I worked a simple crochet border just to make it a little bit more fancy – gorgeous!


Fiona’s WIPs green sparkly lacey scarf and her Lucky Landlord socks, well that’s what I call them anyway. They’re reversible double thickness – clever girl!

Lyndsay – working on a shawl for a friend.

Did I mention Raewyn has been busy? Basket weave scarf 2 – pink version. This one was up for grabs and Fiona nabbed it.


Simone is fast becoming our resident hat lady – this one a blue cable beanie in DK.

Cosy multi colour textured socks by Karen.


Be warned who you let loose on Ravelry and the consequences thereof. Fiona’s male web-designer friend introduced by her to Ravelry (to show him an example of a hobby specific social network site) and left on his own to explore, stumbled upon (as you do) this Dwarven Battle Bonnet pattern and subsequently requested one from Fiona.

Kirsty’s interpretation of a burqa – I think not. The teal is a give away. This piece will be worth it’s weight in tears and hair pulling when complete. Knit side to side and long sleeved, it’s taken a few heads to get around a poorly written pattern in a publication aimed at beginner knitters. Kirsty is not amused.  Knit in a lovely teal shade DK 100% NZ Utiku wool by The Wool company.

iKnit is an open-to-all knitting group which means you are very welcome to join us ……. contact me via the Contact tab for meeting details, we’re in Wellington NZ 🙂


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