Friday, December 9, 2016

Are You a Kitter.

If you are a Knitter pop on over too my other blog.

My Yarn Journey.

I've started a New Group on Ravelry and Instagram called Box of Socks KAL 2017.




Cheers
Maree

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stepping Back.

Living on Wandoo Lane has had it's ups and downs over the last 12months as we are drawing too the end of another year, The Mr. has had successful surgery and waiting for another and another hopfully with the same results, I have him home permanently for now,  can cause a little pressure but I have been taking time out between all that with my Knitting, I know the weather's warmed up a little but I do have a project bag in my work bag so I can knit in my tea break, I really look forward too that time, I sit alone in another area on the ward and just contemplate life as I move through the process of another Sock, well I wasn't sure what all the hoop la was about people going on about how they are obsessed with knitting Socks!, just didn't get it, but on the weekend I came across a new design by a young lady who lives in Victoria who hails from the UK who I follow on Instagram and Ravelry, she also has a lovely Podcast on YouTube, with a Gorgeous new sock pattern, I had a cake of hand dyed yarn from Gumblossoms Yarns in Brisbane, it's a lovely soft pastel gradient yarn starting with Grey then Green into Peach.
Silver Birch Socks by Rebekah of Creative Naturally
How beautiful is this pattern, I think that's what's been missing a Lovely design too keep me interested in making more socks, this yarn is knitting up a little stiff even though it is mostly wool and little nylon, I'm sure it will soften once washed.
I've got one last sock nearly finished for the Xmas Bag too take over too the Kids in London then I'll be able too get back onto the sewing machine, I have 2 Judy Newman tops too get sorted before she comes next March.
We still have places available for Judy so please pop on over too Wandoo Lane and send your request via the contact form.
Thanks for stopping by
Cheers
Maree
You can find Rebekah on Instagram as @bex_inreallife .

Sunday, October 23, 2016

MSG Workshop.

Well! All I needed was too have Marg Sampson George around for 2 whole days was enough for me too get my Mojo back too pick up a Needle & Thread... I wasn't wanting too make another largish quilt so when I saw this Bag as one of our projects it was the Perfect Solution.
Bag Project
And this is where I'm at this morning...I love  the construction and the added elements of this  bag, and it won't be the last one I make, Great for Knitting ...
Bag in Progress
It was a Very Successful Weekend Workshop with Marg Again, 18 Ladies altogether plus our pop up shop with Chris from Tamborine to Tilba, which is local too me, can be Dangerous lol. You'll find lots of photos from the weekend on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers Maree

Saturday, October 15, 2016

it's been Knitting season and New Blog

It's been awhile since I've been here on this Blog, once winter started I really had the Motivation too Knit this year, get back into it after quite a few years gap, Also the news that we are waiting the Arrival of Our First GrandSon over in London gave me more reason too get those Needles out...

I started a New Blog just for Knitting...my yarn journey

Marg Sampson George is coming Next Weekend for our Annual 2 Day Workshop, there will be some applique started with a new project of course...
Till next time
Happy Sewing.
Maree


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Knitted Shawl.

I've knitted my first Shawl, this is the Talisman Shawl by Helen Stewart of

The Curioushndmade...

This is the first time I've attempted a shawl, it didn't take all that long, the pattern was easy too follow.

Helen Stewart is a Brisbane Lady living in London with her DH and Family, Helen is on Ravelry and has her own Podcast...

Thanks for stopping by.

Maree

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Judy Newman Workshop in July.

We still have places available for the Judy Newman Workshop on the Gold Coast.

15th, 16th & 17th July , come for One, Two or Three Days of Appliqué and Piecing,by hand or machine.


Judy will be bringing many of her quilts for a show & tell.Come and join us for stitching fun, Learn new tips & tricks and have a one on one stitching time with Judy.

All the details of the venue etc are on the Wandoolane Blog, click on the link top left hand sidebar at the top I'll get back too you asap.

Cheers

Maree

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Knitting my first Shawl.

I've taken up Knitting again with a New Passion, I've discovered Hand Dyed Yarns, New Stitches and Video Podcasts....

I've joined a KAL in lament terms Knit a Long...I found a Podcast with a Brisbane Lady living in London with her family, Helen Stewart of the Curioushandmade Podcast on YouTube, Helen is a Knitting Designer and has started the Shawl Society on Ravelry, it's a 6 month sign up with a small cost, each month you will receive in your inbox a new pattern, the first one started last week and is this shawl called Talisman Shawl.

This is my first ever Shawl, there's not a lot too it at this stage, but in saying that I did restart it from my original,adding the Grey, I intend to wear this as a Bandana style with the point at the front...

Yarn:

Cleckheaton 4ply Baby Merino Soft Grey.

Hand Dyed yarn by Skeinyarn.com ( NSW).

Podcasts I watch.

Dingodyeworks. (W.A.)

Skeinyarns. (NSW)

Curioushandmade (UK)

Thanks for stopping by

Maree

Instagram: OllieandMay.

www.ravelry.com/OllieandMayKnits