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August 2016...more stock and etcetera.

It's a sunny moment here at Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia After a wet and stormy night and a so so morning Bronte is doing Bronte dog things Rod is working with some tax clients I have cleaned 3 bathrooms, made 3 beds and a load of washing is in the dryer. Now to my blog.

Chapter 2: the shop is now up and running

Hope you enjoy it as it is basically me talking and showing you the yarn I have in stock.
Otira: 40%NZ merino 35% Tencel 25% Possum 
100% Australian Superfine Merino Wool

Debbie Bliss Rialto Luxury Sock 75%wool and 25%Nylon

Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Sock 50%alpaca 30%merino wool 10%silk 10%nylon

Butterfly and Humming Bird Draw string bag front
Butterfly and Humming Bird Draw string bag back 

And white egret and thai fish draw bag The draw bags are interfaced lined with a split pocket on one side and a zippered pocket on the other The draw cord is a heavy cotton cord finished with wooden beads so the knots do not come undone when closing the bag. These a…

Chapter 2: The is now up and running.
I now have delicious yarns in stock and many more to come.  and these
and there are things to knit with

And to crochet with Adnd then there other things to block with Soon there will be other goodies like tote bags, lavender bags, toys  and other lovlies created by me.

 I have also done another podcast which is to be edited and then uploaded to Youtube.
We have been busy with garden tidy ups and are now in the process of shed tidy ups. Inside i have been sorting through all my books and discovering those that no longer give me joy. A great podcast to watch is Marie Kondo "The life changing magic of tidying up" as recommended by one of my knitting podcasters - Eric Lutz - Sticks+Twine Our house is not untidy but we have been here for nearly 3 years now and everything is pretty well in the place where we put it  when we moved in. So now with a growing yarn shop i need room for shelving  so now i make room for things that give me joy.

Another Month gone...with good news!

Well, i can't believe it that another month has gone by ....already. But i have achieved quite a bit in this time.
2 finished objects (FO's) done. Mums,as it turned out, large tea cosy. Now i have to buy her a 6 pot tea pot for her birthday present.
Cable hat that i entered in a knit a long (Kal) to be made and completed in the month of April. I am now ready for the trip to Bendigo Wool Show in mid July.... where i probably will freeze as i now have Queensland blood  (that is thin blood as we are sub tropical here).
Another productive thing i have done is a podcast. Yes a podcast of me presenting what i have on my needles and what is off my needles  and what i propose to do the track. I called it the 2knitncrochet: Chapter 1 - the beginning. here is the link: and after watching it for a bit i do wonder if i will continue on with this podcast..
now for the  REALLY BIG NEWS..
i would like to introduce you to my new online store:
First pair of Socks Completed. YAY!!!!

and here they are: I used Heirloom Jigsaw colour 38, 4ply sock yarn. Pattern 242 , mock cable rib.
I adjusted the length for me to fit my heel spur, so they are 2cm longer.
Now all i have to do is the 2nd pair of socks which i started 3 years ago and just put them off because i got stuck at the length etc. That is why the 1st pair completed socks were constructed so i could pick up from where i left off. So now i am in love with sock knitting!
I have a new project to start with a new cast on technique i have not used before but i cant reveal what this is to be as it is a mothers day present....and no its not socks.
so i am including some gratuitous Bronte and Oska pics.

Until next week....

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OMG ..It's been a year!

It is one of those things that life just gets busy...
Since we have sold out of San Chelsea Beachside Apartments on the 6th February 2015, i have filled up my days with stuff.
Stuff you say, what type of stuff?
like....taking our first cruise, hosting students, trying out air bnb, cruising again, driving to Adelaide, and other family matters.
Craft wise i have finished some ufo's :

These are cushion covers still yet to be made

mohair rug to be placed in my Etsy shop

this has been completed but i dont have a finished photo yet...Also to be added to my Etsy shop

 and a Rod Blanky

and Christmas presents

and birthday presents
i made the pillow cases and crochet the edges in complementary colours and the tote i crocheted and lined with a zippered pocket.

And some new stuff: My Christmas doily in 4ply cotton yarn

 Wip bags from tea towels that i purchased from Harrods and a bag i made from a transfer photo onto calico that i use for my sock kntting.

 Turquoise bag to match my turquoise shoes