My Creatve Space

I began this Olearia shrug in mid-August a few days before Kate began hers. Even though I finished knitting this over a week ago, I’ve really taken my time weaving the yarn ends and blocking. Kate finished hers in a few days! She’s a super knitter!!

Mine took a little longer to finish because I got quite stumped on completing the garter stitch arm bands. “Why am I being asked to knit and purl when garter stitching is knit, knit, knit??” Well, it finally dawned on me that when knitting in the round things get mixed up a little. Yep, I can be a little dim sometimes!

Considering this is my first completed knitted garment I’m pretty darn happy with it. The only real issues I have with the end result is the visible jog in the garter stitch of one sleeve end, I really should have cast on on the back of the underarm, and I cast off one sleeve tighter than the other. Thankfully Adele is only 10 months old so she has no problem about these minor faults.

Now this post is a bloggy achievement for me, my 100th post!! So, to celebrate I’m hosting a giveaway.

Up for grabs is a super awesome pack of goodies, some fresh from the fabric world, others from the op shop and a few from me – a perfect spread of goodness. I’d love to see what someone else can make with these goodies!

Included in this prize pack:
  • a Scarlett Fig Tufted Tweets fat quarter set in red – that’s 4 FQs!
  • a very retro thrifted tablecloth (approx 120 x 150cms). Perfect for making a cute summer dress or quilting or even for a table 🙂
  • a large remanant of an awesome faux patchwork bedsheet, also probably 60’s or 70’s. I’ve used a good portion of this bedsheet for myself and now I’d love to see what someone else can create with it. It’s approximately 90cms x 180cms.
  • thrifted vintage trims – there is over 7 meters of trim here.
  • some crocheted ric rac made by me. I’ll add a few  more colours before I post off.

So there you go – one super awesome pack of goodies to celebrate my 100th bloggy birthday.

To enter, all you have to do is become a follower, over on the right of this page, then leave a comment letting me know you are following. If you are already a follower, simply leave a comment.

I really enjoy knowing that people read about the little things I make. I know alot of people check out my blog, but don’t follow. By following you let me know who you are and let me see what you make too.

Entries will close one week from today and I’ll draw a winner by Friday next week.

For more creative peeps this week, head over to Kirsty’s

  • It's adorable, great job! And yay for little ones none the wiser about our whoops in creating 🙂

  • Beautiful little cardi! COngratulations on your 100th post!

  • Love the shrug!!! Great work!! Clearly I am already an awesome follower! Hehehehe

  • It looks gorgeous on your little princess! Great job! I made that same mistake with knitting garter stitch in the round a few weeks back.
    Huge congrats on your 100. I was reading your blog through ravelry but now I am an official follower.
    Have a happy day.

  • It looks wonderful. Congrats on your 100th post! I am also now a follower. Thanks for having a giveaway!

  • It looks great! Congrats on your 100th post 🙂

  • A beautiful little cardi, oh how I wish I could knit! Congratulations on your 100th post!

  • I had already decided I would follow your blog on seeing pictures of your cutie in that cardi – love the cropped shape and rose colour…..but wahoo what a generous prize, my little mind is perculating at the possibilities. Happy 100th post!
    p.s. your Huz sounds like mine, I think he sees my obsessive crafting as a means of having total domination of the TV, and so in that way we are both happy, but I have learnt not to wake him up from sofa slumber all excited I've finished something new. Not good.

  • Congratulations on 100 posts! What a gorgeous give away. I am now a follower.

  • Well done on the cardy. I will live my knitting projects vicariously through you as I can't be bothered finishing my started project! 100 posts whooo hooo! Well done.

  • Congratulations on 100 post's! The cardie is super cute and I am sure Adele won't complain. I am now a follower so count me in!

  • She is just the cutest, proudest thing in that lovely little shrug. She seems to know that mummy took some time over this one.

    Gratz on 100 posts!! I'm already a follower and I love reading your blog. So kind of you to celebrate with a giveaway. x

  • Hi we follower and love your blog 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Count me in. Sounds great. Love the idea of making something with that beautiful fabric. Congrats on your 100th blog – goes quick doesn't it!

  • lovely cardi, wish I had knitted more when my daughter was little, they would be so quick. Oh well missed that boat. congratulations on your 100th post.

  • Love Adele's little cardi – very cute!

  • Hi, Just became a follower! Love that red fabric with the chairs. Divine!

  • Have just discovered your blog an I love it! Your husband sounds like mine, pretending he cares about what I sew!
    Congrats on 100 posts.