Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Pen cover Pattern

I have made this pen cover in Peyote stitch, Its done in a tube around the pen as you go. I have no idea if my pen is a world wide size . It fits a bic pen. Have made lots of these for presents. I have found this great for using up left over beads every flower can be a different colour. I Hope I have  

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What a Day

I had just finished posting my pen pattern and Wayne decided he needed parts of the car he is playing with. So off to whyalla (73 km away) we go. with his mum and dad. I just love going there because they have a craft store which we don't here in Port Augusta. I usually write a list of things i need but this time there was no time. I get into spotlight and all there beads were half price. I had a great time. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

I have a Pair

I finished Wayne's socks last night. as you can see I had trouble controlling the strips. Wayne was not worried he just love having socks knitted for him. I don't suppose any one will look to closely. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Chain Maille

Last night I was busy trying to master chain maille sheet to use in a dice bag for my son's. I can't tell you how hard it was to get the rings in the right spot but I have sort of mastered it. What do you think ?
I few weeks ago I was watching you tube. I like to see if there is something new that I can try. I get very bored due to my illness I am unable to do a lot. I found this clip of a girl making flowers from a round frame and Raffia. I have this great elderly friend who has tried most crafts so I asked her if she had ever seen the flower looms, of-course she had two and was happy to give them to me with the raffia. The above flowers are my first try. I liked making them but can't think what to do with them now.    

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chain Maille

I am trying to make a chain maille dice bag for my two son's. They are into Dungeons and Dragons . I have mastered the 4 -1 chain but am having trouble joining to make a sheet. I will master in eventually.

Beading is a craft I love

I designed the beaded pen covers.I am planning to post these patterns  soon.


I beaded this Teapot from a pattern in the Bead and Button Magazine

My Husband's sock.

The First sock made from Colin's pattern

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Baby Girl

This is my little girl Peanut. she is wearing her jumper made from left over sock yarn. We found her  easter Sunday 1997 on a very busy bridge . She spends her day sitting on my knee while I knit. She loves it when the knitting grows to be a blanket .

Sock Knitting

I am in the process of knitting another pair of socks for my fantastic husband Wayne. I have knitted quite a few pairs of toe up socks but this is the first time I have knitted a pair using The colin's sock Kal group pattern. It looks like a great toe up sock.

Heavenly G

A close up of the beads on my cape
I crocheted this doily for my sister-in-law. she was very happy to receive it for her 50th  
Baby surprise Jacket 
My finished Cape

My most recent Knitting

I am a member of a few yahoo groups. I have just finished a cape from Knitting-Delight. I am very happy with my effort. I have also made a surprise jacket from Elizabeth Zimmerman's book. I am also into beading and will try and post my latest beaded pen cover. I love designing different beading patterns. 

I am new to this

I have only just started this blog. I hope to keep it interesting.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sock Yarn

I was lucky to get these four balls of sock yarn from knit picks for only $25.00 with a pattern book of toe up socks.  To order from Australia the exchange rate is usually high but at the moment the Aussie dollar is parity so I went a bit mad and now have lots of work to do.

2018 Retreat

This years retreat only saw 14 ladies attending full time , three others were just day people. Tuesday - Mum taught faux felt book covers ...