Archive for the ‘Pubknitters’ Category


Spreading the love around …..

December 19, 2011

Technically this little project could not be called yarn bombing : but craft bombing.  The Open Drawer crafters, together with Pubknitters and a few others to boot have combined their skills and love of craft to produce our little heart tree project – I am thrilled with the outcome – a gorgeous concoction of knitted, crocheted, felted, sewn and embellished hearts of all shapes and sizes – simply beautiful – and so much fun.  Thank you to all my anonymous contributors.  Stay tuned for the next fun project.


WWKIP 2011 Federation Square : Melbourne

June 11, 2011

What a truly fantastic day we had at Federation Square in Melbourne today.  Our small contingent of five from our Pubknitters group joined the hundreds of other erstwhile knitters and yarnbombers gathered to bring their secret lives out into the public eye in a bold display of solidarity.  It was a lovely sunny winter day although quite chilly.  That, however, didn’t stop the many women, men and children participating – and what fun we had – to the great bemusement of the many onlookers.  Being Jazz Week in Melbourne, we were lucky enough to be able to knit and groove simultaneously … a small challenge, but one that was met with equanimity and swaying hips.  It should be noted that the day was organised and sponsored by the Australian Country Spinners who generously donated yarn, needles, pattern books and their time to the many gathered to create blanket squares for the Save the Children Fund.


Pom Pom Boa Extravaganza

May 22, 2011

I have had a busy couple of weeks work wise and finishing off some projects …  our knitting group entry into the scarf festival … was brilliant (as least it looks brilliant) – can’t be entirely sure if it’s wearable.  My weekly freeform knitting classes are coming along nicely – the women are starting to be a little more adventurous which is wonderful.  I am planning a couple more Crochet Coral workshops before the Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show in August.  But my next project is a little yarn bombing adventure.  Watch this space.



February 9, 2011

Over Christmas and new year, we had a challenge with our little pubknitters knitting group – we made  toys (the brief was in any medium – but we all chose to knit) for our local womens refuge.  Anette wins the challenge with a concerted effort to make 4 knitted teddies and a cute little elf.  We have Teddies, gGrrRs, humpties and even an upside down dolly made by Pennie.  They are pictured here sitting on Anette’s gorgeous knitted cot blanket (which you can’t really see).

Next month we are making beanies for children at the refuge – all from a wonderful new book Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys. I had a bit of a hankering to make some beanies after I found a kit over Christmas.  Cute as they are, they were not particularly challenging  and there wasn’t much to them … and then I found this book at Sunspun in Canterbury.  It’s just chock full of the most gorgeous beanie patterns for babies and children.  The photography (all done by Amanda) is just so beautiful, and they are so much fun to knit up, who could resist.



November 11, 2010

My most favourite fashion accessories label d-lux has finally gone online.  Now you can buy your next favourite scarf 24/7 for delivery to almost anywhere in the world. Woohoo?

If you want to look at the new d-lux site (eye candy) visit … and they have a prize draw if you sign up for their e-newsletter before Christmas.  Maybe you’ll get an early Christmas pressie!!!

Click on the image below for a better look … and spread the word far and wide.



August 5, 2010

This week our Pubknitters group met for a meal, a chat and show and tell. We had a finished blanket to parade (there is still another one to finish off) and a gaggle of gGrrrRs to admire. It’s wonderful to see our community projects up and running and we’re looking forward to finishing off and passing them on, and starting on the next one.


Scrumble of the Week

June 3, 2010

This week we had our Geebung Polo Club Pubknitters where we started on our next community project – knitted gGrrrRs, now that our first big blanket project is all but complete. gGrrrR is an original design softie that can be knitted in a couple of sittings – perfect for a small in-between project. In the meantime, I have completed my next scrumble and made a promise to myself to start no new major projects until my blue days throw is near complete. I’ve brought my deadline forward from end September to mid July to meet a planned workshop … so the pressure is really on now.