Thursday, November 15, 2012

my creative space

The theme for my creative spaces this week has been polygamy.

Yesterday, we ventured out to the Melbourne Museum for the milo boy's birthday excursion. I took with me my basket of polygamy and knitted all the way to Melbourne and back. I even hopefully insanely carted a project around the museum imagining time to sit, relax and knit while the kids explored. Who was I kidding? We ALL explored!

The contents of my basket?

Two projects toured with me yesterday but my basket does contain four current WIPs. All prototypes of a sort.

Yesterday, I had for company:



Both these prototypes are named after two very different places in Victoria. 

Beear is a small state park near the Grampians. You could go there and not see another person all day, it is that quiet and unknown. It has an awesome fossicking site for smoky quartz there that my kids adore. Coincidently, Lily was really stoked to find a piece of that smoky quartz on display in the museum yesterday!

Olinda is a quaint little village set in the Dandenong Ranges. We visited here in the Winter and it was cold and wet, but oh so beautiful and gloriously lush and different from where we live. Lily would like to move there, but alas, I feel it is too far from the sea for us.

Olinda is not that far from being ready for release, maybe the start of the month. Beear is a design for next year.

Beear is for Toby and I'm knitting the tiny wee baby sized Olinda for one of my baby sized nieces. I have two of these who are under the age of one and I decided it would be quite remiss of me if I did not take the opportunity to knit such small cardies for them for Christmas.

The other WIPs in my basket are:

dolly Olearia

This poor WIP has been woefully neglected. If I just stayed committed I could be finished today, and I really need to be as I want this pattern to go to the testers this weekend!  

This is an unnamed WIP that I have been flirting around with for quite a few months. Obviously, the flirting isn't too serious as I haven't gotten very far with it! I suspect it needs a rip out and a wee reassess. This was for another niece but I might have to whip her up something a bit more straightforward..we shall see.

This week I've also been having a play with some fabric, which was so lovely, and on Monday my little crafting chickadee and I whipped up 50 hair ties.  Does she need 50? Possibly not, but they will make great Christmas gifts for her friends, if only I can get her to part with some of them!!

More creative spaces over here....


  1. ohh I love the look of the olinda! annd I love the purple of the wip :)
    are you going to be selling the hair ties?

  2. They all look delicious! I have just finished your gorgeous Eden's Adam and posted about it today. What a talented lady you are! Your milo vest was my very first knitting in the round experience and you converted me with you brilliantly outlined patterns. I have a whole stack of you patterns in my ravelry library just waiting. Thanks so much and hope you have the loveliest of Fridays.
    Steph :) x

  3. Gorgeous WIPs!
    My youngest is getting a whole new knitted wardrobe for her dollys...if you need test knitters (just saying!)I am busy working on a knitted bloomer/panties pattern too, as there don't seem to be that many out there...and a doll's gotta have panties, right?!

  4. Your knitting projects look gorgeous and I love how you named them after places. Makes the pieces that little bit more special and treasured.

  5. Well, Tikki, that's some polygamy I could go for!
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I’m hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12.
    Would be so rapt if you joined us!
    There’s a little giveaway too. :-) 

    Details here:

    Take care,

    Kat xxx


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