Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fingerless Gloves

Exciting stuff happening here over the next few weeks - watch this space for updates on new designs I have Cottage Licenses to custom knit. I need to actually knit a few up first, but keep checking back as I will be updating here as soon as they're ready.

In the meantime, here are a pair of fingerless gloves I knitted recently for a workmate. I promised him a pair several months ago (before Coco Kids was up and running), but then got sidetracked with other things - and it was summer so there was no rush. Well, I finally got it together and knitted them for him - and here they are. Not exactly an exciting knit, but very practical and warm and perfect for what he needs them for. They're knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury yarn, which is lovely and soft.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Items currently for sale

I have three items available:

A shortsleeved Seamless Kimono Sweater knitted in WOOLganics organic merino wool. This is beautifully soft, ideal for babies. This is a 3 - 6 month size and is ideal for the autumn and winter months, worn with a long sleeved top underneath. $30 plus postage of $3.50.  SOLD

I also have a size 2 Kaia Babydoll swing top knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills cotton. This was my first ever knit of this adorable pattern and I cast on a little loosely and the neckline rolls a bit more than I'd like. I'm offering this at a sale price of $20 plus postage of $3.50.  SOLD

And, finally, this is a gorgeous wee cardigan I started for my first daughter about 8 1/2 years ago, but it didn't get finished until very recently! It is not part of my custom orders, bit is knitted in lovely, soft 4 ply baby wool. I'd like $20 plus $3.50 postage.

If you are interested in any of these items, or would like me to knit either the kimono top or Kaia Babydoll, or any of my other custom items in the colour and yarn of your choice, please contact me at,

Friday, March 19, 2010

Twin Paxton Jackets

A lovely friend at work asked me recently to knit her new, but early, twin nieces a cardigan each. I decided the Paxton Jacket by Katherine Oxlade-Knack  as it's such a lovely, simple cardigan that is easy to put/take off and fits small babies perfectly. I really enjoyed knitting up these little cuties, and am looking forward to knitting the pattern again - and maybe having a bit of fun with the yarn colour too (my friend had bought the wool for these and wanted them white or cream).

Monday, March 1, 2010


My knitting has seemed painfully slow lately. I think that may be in part due to a two year old tearaway who will not let me knit during the day! The little monkey insists I "put knitting down, Mummy!!". Consequently, I get all my knitting done in the evenings and with me doing a whole lot of extra hours (evenings and weekends) at work recently, that has meant not so much getting done.

Ah, well. Swings and roundabouts I guess - I'm sure with cooler weather on it's Autumnal way I will be getting more inside knitting time.

Anyway, in the meantime, I have been chugging away at a few things, one of which is this really lovely vest/dress pattern designed by the talented Tikki, named Simplicity.

The rest of what I've been working on will have to be shown at another time - when it's all finished!