Hello and welcome too my new blog where I'll share with you my Yarn Journey.
I've been a knitter since the age of 8yrs old, I worked as a Professional knitter making Aran Jumpers for Japanese Tourist for a Giftware shop in a Winery in NSW not far from where we living at the time with 2 small children.
Each winter of course my kids had new jumpers, we moved from Sydney too Port Macquarie on the NSW mid north coast Xmas 1990. I knitted on and off but we found the winters not as cold as in Sydney and the kids were older and preferred too wear Track tops, early 1997 I was introduced too Patchwork, a craft that I've loved for many years but was happy knitting.
we moved too the Gold Coast late 2001, my obsession with patchwork grew and the needles were packed away.
over the last 2-3 winters I've really felt like knitting again and it wasn't till this winter I decided too take a step back with my patchwork and pick up the needles again, I've been on Instagram for awhile and then I found Podcast, knitting podcast which I was listening too late at night after work while stitching, well it wasn't long and I soon discovered Hand Dyed Yarns, so the yarn journey began, I re-joined Ravelry stocked up my yarn stash and the knitting hasn't stopped..

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Xmas Knitting for the UK.

My Son and his Wife have been living in London for nearly 4yrs now, we've  had 2 long trips so far and our next one will be from Boxing Day, Especially too see our second Grandchild and first GrandSon who will be due on the 16th December, having been in London previously for Xmas I Absolutely Love it...and we are so looking forward too seeing it again, ah yes it is a bit cold but we don't mind that, just hope we don't get as much rain as we did before...
I have started some Xmas Knitting for the Kids too take over...my Daughter in law Sam loves wearing hats in Winter over there so I have made her 2, one is yet too have a Faux Pom Pom attached...

I made 2 the from the same pattern but changed the design, one in Natural 8ply and Natural Merino 8ply from Cleckheaton...

and a pair of socks...DingoDyeworks Fingering weight ( 4ply ) in Canal Rocks and Blue Gum for the Toes, This is a Beautiful yarn too knit with it's my Favourite  atm...I used the Pebbles Sock pattern by Mina Phillips from the Knitting Expat on Ravelry and her Podcast.

on my needles are a pair of socks  in 8ply for The Mr. too take overseas and a Hat for my Son...WIP.
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Knitting

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