Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Haven’t blogged for almost 2 weeks but have had the hooks flying to keep my mind on ‘other things’. Some of you will know I had a bit of a health scare recently which resulted in day surgery to investigate. The results are in – everything is ok and I am relieved. Next on my ‘things to worry about’ list is probable cataract removal after the eye specialists appointment next week and then a hip replacement after that.

The number of hats I’ve made is now 36 so my aim of 50 by the end of June is looking achievable.

That brown blob under these 2 hats is a pure wool neckwarmer – all going to a charity.

Also tested a pattern for a designer this week –

I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply for this one and whilst it was a well written, easy to understand pattern, I don’t think I’ll be making any more as the shells tend to slant to the left from the end of the increases to the edge and I’m not too fussed on this look. I did wonder if it would be better to turn after joining each round. It doesn’t look too bad on my foam model but I did have to do a fair bit of pulling and twisting to make it look straight.

When I was at the public library this afternoon I was instantly attracted to a big display cabinet full of colourful yarn. To celebrate the National Year of Reading (2012), the Dickson Library’s knitting group and the local community are trying to create Canberra’s longest bookmark – 4.7 kilometres long – the distance from Dickson Library to Civic Library in the city. The group is seeking community involvement in making bookmarks which, after the project, will be sewn into blankets and donated to local charities. I’m thinking I might knit a few bookmarks for them – just for fun and to be in it !! You can read about the project here

Til next time .. xoxox


  1. Oh my gosh! You HAVE been busy. Wow! they all look great.

  2. Glad to hear one hurdle is over. Was thinking about you yesterday
    Thank goodness for crochet and knitting for mind distraction
    Well done

  3. I'm sooo happy to hear the health issues are clearing up and that you have just 2 more things to get done and then you'll be all brand new! Your hats are wonderful and I think you're super special to do all that for others. You rock.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. So relieved for you Dorothy, :))
    You are coming along really well with the hats, What will you make when you have finished this project :))??


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