Hello and welcome too my new blog where I'll share with you my Yarn Journey.
I've been a knitter since the age of 8yrs old, I worked as a Professional knitter making Aran Jumpers for Japanese Tourist for a Giftware shop in a Winery in NSW not far from where we living at the time with 2 small children.
Each winter of course my kids had new jumpers, we moved from Sydney too Port Macquarie on the NSW mid north coast Xmas 1990. I knitted on and off but we found the winters not as cold as in Sydney and the kids were older and preferred too wear Track tops, early 1997 I was introduced too Patchwork, a craft that I've loved for many years but was happy knitting.
we moved too the Gold Coast late 2001, my obsession with patchwork grew and the needles were packed away.
over the last 2-3 winters I've really felt like knitting again and it wasn't till this winter I decided too take a step back with my patchwork and pick up the needles again, I've been on Instagram for awhile and then I found Podcast, knitting podcast which I was listening too late at night after work while stitching, well it wasn't long and I soon discovered Hand Dyed Yarns, so the yarn journey began, I re-joined Ravelry stocked up my yarn stash and the knitting hasn't stopped..

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Knitting Workshop 2017.

I am Delighted too have the Lovely Meg Gadsbey of Meg Gadsbey Designs in Sydney coming too the Gold Coast for our first ever 2 Day Knitting Workshop Weekend.
Meg will be Designing 2 Brand New Projects Especially for this workshop.

Meg is a Beautiful Designer of Shawls and Cowls, Meg will be designing something very special for our workshop, all will be revealed closer too the date.
If you are new too knitting Please don't be put off, if you can Knit & Purl that's all that is required, the projects wont be difficult and one maybe something new for all of us too learn...
contact me here via the contact form or you can email me or contact via Instagram if you would like to put your name down, tell all your Knitting Friends, come for a little holiday.
will keep you posted.
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Knitting
Ravelry: OllieandMayKnits

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's Sock Week.

Silver Birch Socks using Gumblossoms Yarn.
I've been hearing people say on their Podcast and on Instagram that they just Love Knitting Socsks! Well I'm onto my 5th pair, not totally getting the Excitement of others, lol Until I started a pair for myself last week a new design and a first for Rebekah of @bex_inreallife on Instagram also  Now known as Creative Naturally Podcast on YouTube. I do like a challenge when it comes too knitting designs and up until now I think I've just been sticking too just basic sock patterns, but this new one called The Silver Birch Socks are just lovely, think I'm heading towards being hooked, that's what's been missing in my love for sock knitting is a good pretty pattern. I'm using hand dyed yarn from @gumblossoms yarns in Brisbane always try and support locals and Aussie made, I must admit it's not knitting up as soft as the other hand dyed yarns I've used so far it is 75% yarn and 25% nylon which I've discovered you need the nylon in your socks for wear and tear.   Now I've made the heels using Fish Lips heel my new favourite heel pattern, I've split my ball of yarn that I have left into two with my yarn wonder and now I can finish them knitting 2 at a time with Magic Loop. Thanks for stopping by Happy Knitting Maree IG: OllieandMay Ravelry: OllieandMayKnits

Friday, November 4, 2016

New KnitALong happening.

I just wanted to share with you a new KAL with Helen from Curioushandmade on Ravelry.
KAL with Curioushandmade
It hasn't been released yet, but my understanding there will be a new pattern by Helen each day leading up too Xmas just like an Advent Calender, you can still sign up on Ravelry. I'm also joining in on a KAL with Libby of TrulyMyrtle on Ravelry for the month of November. It's call doing something for Yourself, you can listen too Libby's podcast each Friday from her blog.
The Alice Hat
The Belle Shawl
I've got 2 Pairs of Socks in the needles too get finished before Xmas But couldn't help casting on these Gorgeous New Itemd for my wardrobe,  Doing Something for Me in November. Happy Knitting Cheers Maree