Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 2016...more stock and etcetera.

It's a sunny moment here at Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
After a wet and stormy night and a so so morning
Bronte is doing Bronte dog things
Rod is working with some tax clients
I have cleaned 3 bathrooms, made 3 beds and a load of washing is in the dryer.
Now to my blog.


Chapter 2: the shop is now up and running


Hope you enjoy it as it is basically me talking and showing you the yarn I have in stock.

Like:

Otira: 40%NZ merino 35% Tencel 25% Possum 

100% Australian Superfine Merino Wool


Debbie Bliss Rialto Luxury Sock 75%wool and 25%Nylon


Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Sock
50%alpaca 30%merino wool 10%silk 10%nylon


Butterfly and Humming Bird Draw string bag front

Butterfly and Humming Bird Draw string bag back 



And white egret and thai fish draw bag
The draw bags are interfaced lined with a split pocket on one side and a zippered pocket on the other
The draw cord is a heavy cotton cord finished with wooden beads so the knots do not come undone when closing the bag.
These are only 2 of the bags i have for sale in the shop 
2knitncrochet.com.au
 
I will also be introducing in the next few days a collection of tote bags 
suitable for 2 to 3 skein projects.

Well its now lunch time and the dryer has finished.

The next blog will be about our trip to Bendigo and the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.





Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Chapter 2: The Shop...2knitncrochet.com.au



2knitncochet.com.au is now up and running.

I now have delicious yarns in stock and many more to come.
some more like these
 and these

and there are things to knit with











And to crochet with
Adnd then there other things to block with
Soon there will be other goodies like tote bags, lavender bags, toys 
and other lovlies created by me.


 I have also done another podcast which is to be edited and then uploaded to Youtube.

We have been busy with garden tidy ups and are now in the process of shed tidy ups.
Inside i have been sorting through all my books and discovering those that no longer give me joy.
A great podcast to watch is Marie Kondo
"The life changing magic of tidying up"
as recommended by one of my knitting podcasters - Eric Lutz - Sticks+Twine
Our house is not untidy but we have been here for nearly 3 years now
and everything is pretty well in the place where we put it 
when we moved in.
So now with a growing yarn shop i need room for shelving 
so now i make room for things that give me joy.

If you have read this blog and you would like to purchase any item from 2knitncrochet.com.au 
just type in your discount code
 CarolynBlog716 and you will receive 10%  discount off your order
and
if you spend over A$100 there is free shipping.
This offer is only till the 31st July 2016.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Another Month gone...with good news!

Well, i can't believe it that another month has gone by ....already.
But i have achieved quite a bit in this time.

2 finished objects (FO's) done.
Mums,as it turned out, large tea cosy. Now i have to buy her a 6 pot tea pot for her birthday present.
Cable hat that i entered in a knit a long (Kal) to be made and completed in the month of April.
I am now ready for the trip to Bendigo Wool Show in mid July....
where i probably will freeze as i now have Queensland blood 
(that is thin blood as we are sub tropical here).

Another productive thing i have done is a podcast.
Yes a podcast of me presenting what i have on my needles and what is off my needles 
and what i propose to do the track.
I called it the 2knitncrochet: Chapter 1 - the beginning.
here is the link:
and after watching it for a bit i do wonder if i will continue on with this podcast..

now for the 
REALLY BIG NEWS..

i would like to introduce you to my new online store:


welcome to one and all.
I hope that you will join me in celebrating all things yarny.
Just to bring you up to date with who i am here is the following:


I began knitting and crocheting when I turned 5.
I was never the girl who played with dolls, that was my sister. I always dragged around a knitting or crochet project with me and I still do.We did play shops with her dolls.
It was a sign of the future.
After a being a cook in a cafe and a career working for 2 banks and then the for the SA government Health industry, I along with my family purchased "Fabrics Plus".
This we successfully ran for over 22 years.
But yes
I also worked in the Travel industry in Hospitality and now I don't.
Since we have now sold.
And that means a year on and I am knitting, crocheting and sewing again.
My craft brain has been realigned....
hence 2knitncrochet has been born.
My mission is to stock not your ordinary yarns, but something interesting, lovely
and squishy.
These are yarns that I will use and are using.
I will also have in my shop project bags and other lovely goodies as well.
some of the lovely squishy yarn

sample of the bamboo circular needles

just 1 of the shawl pins

 and some of the sock yarn i am stocking.

So i am starting with sock yarns and 4 ply yarns and then i will build on some 8ply yarns ans so on.

Also i will be making project bags and other gift items as well .

so come on over and see what is in store and if you are looking for something in particular just email me at got2knitncrochet@gmail.com.

cheers for now....
Bronte and Rod took me out for Mother's day breakfast...Good girl Bronte sitting there all patiently.
 

 

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

First pair of Socks Completed. YAY!!!!


and here they are: I used Heirloom Jigsaw colour 38, 4ply sock yarn. Pattern 242 , mock cable rib.

I adjusted the length for me to fit my heel spur, so they are 2cm longer.

Now all i have to do is the 2nd pair of socks which i started 3 years ago and just put them off because i got stuck at the length etc. That is why the 1st pair completed socks were constructed so i could pick up from where i left off. So now i am in love with sock knitting!

I have a new project to start with a new cast on technique i have not used before but i cant reveal what this is to be as it is a mothers day present....and no its not socks.

so i am including some gratuitous Bronte and Oska pics.


Until next week....

You can find me Instagram as Got2Knit
Twitter as Got2Knit
Pinterest as CarolynLeeBoots

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

OMG ..It's been a year!

It is one of those things that life just gets busy...

Since we have sold out of San Chelsea Beachside Apartments on the 6th February 2015, i have filled up my days with stuff.

Stuff you say, what type of stuff?

like....taking our first cruise, hosting students, trying out air bnb, cruising again, driving to Adelaide, and other family matters.

Craft wise i have finished some ufo's :


These are cushion covers still yet to be made

mohair rug to be placed in my Etsy shop

this has been completed but i dont have a finished photo yet...Also to be added to my Etsy shop

 and a Rod Blanky


and Christmas presents


and birthday presents

i made the pillow cases and crochet the edges in complementary colours and the tote i crocheted and lined with a zippered pocket.



And some new stuff:
My Christmas doily in 4ply cotton yarn




 


 Wip bags from tea towels that i purchased from Harrods and a bag i made from a transfer photo onto calico that i use for my sock kntting.

 Turquoise bag to match my turquoise shoes

The socks i am knitting.....i think i am now hooked on sock knitting.








And Bronte, our Assistance Dog we are helping/training raising on behalf of the Assitance Dog of Australia program






So that's it for now i have 2 pairs of socks, and currently 2 rugs or throws in progress, plus sewing for my shop and i haven't even mentioned the lavender aromatherapy bags i am making as well....
So ttfn (ta ta for now).
Carolyn

ps you can find me on Instagram as CarolynLeeBoots
and Ravelry as Bootsie1
and Etsy as CarolynLeeBoots.( soon to open)
 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Got2Knit: Koala....a ribbon to dress him?

Got2Knit: Koala....a ribbon to dress him?: I have just finished my koala. It was meant to be a gift but I was only a half an hour behind but my student had to leave so here it ...

Koala....a ribbon to dress him?

I have just finished my koala.
It was meant to be a gift but I was only a half an hour behind
but my student had to leave
so here it will sit 
until I will gift it
maybe.....

 The ears
 the legs and arms
 the body front
joining the head
 added the eyes
 the body back joined
 legs and arms joined to body front



 Body back joined to body front
 joined the ears
 made the nose
 tightened the eyes and joined the nose and made a wonky mouth
 Ta dah finished
 Koala has character
Koala's back

Maybe I should call him 50 shades Koala 
(because I crocheted him in tweed yarn).
...
A ribbon to dress him?
 for it feels like a boy.