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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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's Sock Week.

Silver Birch Socks using Gumblossoms Yarn.
I've been hearing people say on their Podcast and on Instagram that they just Love Knitting Socsks! Well I'm onto my 5th pair, not totally getting the Excitement of others, lol Until I started a pair for myself last week a new design and a first for Rebekah of @bex_inreallife on Instagram also  Now known as Creative Naturally Podcast on YouTube. I do like a challenge when it comes too knitting designs and up until now I think I've just been sticking too just basic sock patterns, but this new one called The Silver Birch Socks are just lovely, think I'm heading towards being hooked, that's what's been missing in my love for sock knitting is a good pretty pattern. I'm using hand dyed yarn from @gumblossoms yarns in Brisbane always try and support locals and Aussie made, I must admit it's not knitting up as soft as the other hand dyed yarns I've used so far it is 75% yarn and 25% nylon which I've discovered you need the nylon in your socks for wear and tear.   Now I've made the heels using Fish Lips heel my new favourite heel pattern, I've split my ball of yarn that I have left into two with my yarn wonder and now I can finish them knitting 2 at a time with Magic Loop. Thanks for stopping by Happy Knitting Maree IG: OllieandMay Ravelry: OllieandMayKnits

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