Today I finished this Age of Brass and Steam. This is knit in 10 ply cotton so I upped the needle size to 6mm. only managed 7 repeats in the last stockinette section (used about 125g I think, got away with 4g leftover, I judged well) but it's not noticeable. Just love this one, had this yarn (dyed by me, Zanz) and always knew it would be something for me, though dd1 is also a purple fan and so in love with it.
Finished this Pettine a couple of weeks ago but haven't had a chance to block it. But thought I'd photograph it today as no idea when I will get around to the blocking (mostly too wet at the moment or if it is a fine day too busy).
Wasn't sure about this one all through the knitting, loved the yarn when I'd first tried it as a sock but wasn't sure how it went for a shawl but seeing it finished and even more trying it on it really works.
Since discovering 20cm circulars I am loving sock knitting.
I have some in stock at ArtEZan http://www.artezan.com.au if anyone else is interested in giving them ago. They really have made sock knitting so much easier for someone who hates using dpn's and I didn't like the results magic looping on socks.
Tonight, Wednesday 24th August I will be restocking ArtEZan with some of our ever popular crochet headbands.
Hand dyed supersoft merino, cotton and handspun yarn is used to create a gorgeous and unique hairband. These are fully adjustable as they tie at the back so one size fits all from little princesses to mum's who want a treat.
I've just listed a load of stunning genuine Swarovski crystal hand beaded bookmarks on ArtEZan http://www.artezan.com.au - no photo can do these justice. Simply stunning and the perfect gift or treat for yourself.
It's my baby girls 4th Birthday today (8th March) so for one day only there is 15% OFF everything at ArtEZan - use your Cloth Nappy Hunt discount code for a further 10% OFF - So in all a MASSIVE 25% OFF everything at http://www.artezan.com.au/ - including yarn, knitting accessories, children's clothing, knits, bookmarks, bags etc.
Sorry for the quietness on the blog. I've had a frantic last term and birthday/Christmas season and hardly anytime to do more than send out orders.
But in 2 weeks the kids are back at school and dd3 will be at preschool for 2 days a week! Yah! I have lots of plans for both Zanz hand dyed and ArtEZan.
I'm 1/2 way through dyeing for a February stocking.
And we will once again be sponsoring the Great Down Under Nappy Hunt through March. There will be lots of exciting specials, giveaways and stockings so make sure you are on our Facebook and following us on Twitter (artezanau)