Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A Hat By Grandma Wendy

Wendy put tons of Grandma love into this Sirdar Baby Crofter for her first granddaughter whose birth is imminent! (Although she could be here, seeing I am slow getting this posted).
Can't wait to see photos of baby wearing her 'Grandma outfit'.  

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

June's Lundie

June's very first Lundie Hoodie knit with Nako Spaghetti and Nako Spaghetti effects.  A second Hoodie for the twin of the first Hoodie in the works.
This turned out well, June!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Patti's Shawl

Patti's showing off her glorious Chantal Shawl (Roisin's design/pattern which is available at the store).  Patti added her own touch with the fringe. Perfect for this sunny day! 
Knit with a Noro yarn that is no longer available--but there are many other choices.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Jude And Roisin

A couple of photos of two amazing knitters and designers....the webs in the first photo are actually knit with reflective yarn! 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Knitting Spots

Roisin's knitting corner in Australia is spreading...not just in Bob's house...(spot the beanies and the groovy entrelac vest)

... but now it has spread to Jude's house in the Blue Mountains.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

The Great Balls Surfer Beanies

Roisin's son Bob wearing one of the many Great Balls Surfer Beanies being mass produced by Roisin.

And a close up shot of Bob's bean and beanie.

And the beach...

Roisin's grandson Seamus wearing his very own Great Balls Surfer Beanie.
And the back...

One more shot of granddaughter Finella in her Beanie.

Inspiration alert - Roisin and Phil off to Blue Mountains Monday a.m. (which is now I think) to visit with Jude Skeers. More photos to come.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Roisin's Knitting In Oz

Talk about a busman's holiday. Roisin seems to have been knitting up a storm. Here's some photos. 

Roisin in her "knitting corner" in Bob and Mylee's almost-done kitchen/family room. 

I think she was working on this really retro entrelac vest for son, Bob. Bob's sister Maura said it best: "hipsters all over the world are wishing they had a mum to knit them such amazing sweaters."

But she also found time to knit some beanies...four as of April 26. Who knows how many by now? Here is granddaughter Finella modelling the Great Balls Surfer Beanie....

And amazingly, there has still been time for going out and about...but there's still the knitting corner.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Mylee's Sweater - Sort Of

Roisin's daughter-in-law Mylee modeling a Sirdar Raffaella sweater, She requested "de-heading", but Phil didn't comply.  Pink and fluffy has never been Mylee, but she likes the style without the fancy stuff.  A new project for Roisin!

Jude's Salmon

Last Friday Roisin was at Craft NSW gallery, getting a preview of Jude Skeers late May exhibit. He bought a salmon carving when he was in Powell River from Ivan Rosypskye and now he's knitted the design!
Jude said it took a lot of hard graphing to get the salmon right. It looks amazing.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Tla'amin Knitting Class Wrap-Up

The Tla'amin knitting group wrapped up recently - a good time was had by all. And a lot of people learned to knit.

Makaila, Jody and a bit of Angus.  Makaila is the youngest Roisin has ever introduced knitting to, and she's amazing!  Jody is working away on her cowl, and doing very well. 
Bonnie was bored, and checking her phone.  However, Bonnie has produced lots and lots during this class. She deserved a break. Angus has advanced to a new level too. A born knitter, that fellow is!
Pat, Donna and Rose concentrating on even more new stitches and new patterns.  It was hard for Roisin to keep up with their speed of learning.
Esther and Jolene working away, and Amy giggling while she works.