Geodesic number two

I have just completed a second version of the geodesic jumper I made a few weeks ago.

I decided that I needed to make the sleeves a bit longer and also make the waistband deeper.  I also made the waistband smaller so it draws in the body a little more.I am pleased with the finished result.

This is the first version.

The second version.  Apologies as the photo is a bit blurry.

Let your smile change the world

I have finally got around to doing some picture framing.  This hand painted piece is for my granddaughter’s birthday.  I bought the picture at a makers’ market in Bairnsdale  quite some time ago but now it is in a frame.  I mentioned previously how I have finally been able to get some moulding to do framing, well now I have been able to find a source for the foam core board that fits on the back of the frame.  We were visiting Sale and I thought I would try a picture framing shop there and see if they were willing to sell me some.  Thank you Framing Elegance for being willing to do so.  I was able to get some board and collect it at Stratford on the way home.  Now I can seriously get stuck into my picture framing.

Oh dear, insufficient wool.

I posted previously about how I bought wool in Yarragon on my return home from Melbourne.  I have been slowly knitting the project mentioned, I am not enjoying the chunky wool, but last night I discovered that I have insufficient wool.

You can see that I am on the collar and there is not much further to go.  I checked on the internet to see if the woolshop had a website but unfortunately no.  I had no phone number either and all I could find was a Gumtree listing for the sale of the shop due to family issues.

I tried Ravelry to see if someone had a ball of this particular wool in their stash, for sale,  but again I was out of luck.  My last resort was to visit the wonderful little shop in Lakes Entrance, Stitches ‘n’ Things.  Karen was able to help me out by giving me the phone number of the Stockist for Katia yarns, Texyarns.

I rang them and was able to procure a ball of the said wool.  How lucky is that?  It won’t be the same dyelot but at least the vest will get finished.  Thank you Karen.