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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Domino Knitting

I recently had a splurge at the Book Depository and purchased two books by Vivian Hoxbro - Domino Knitting and Shadow Knitting.
Originally, I saw the Shadow Knitting book in the waiting room of the radiotherapy dept of Peter MacCallum hospital. It was tempting to just whisk it into my bag, but I refrained. It looked like such fun, I just had to have a copy myself.
When I was buying Shadow Knitting I came across Domino Knitting and thought that since the AUD is at such a good rate I couldn't miss out.
The Domino Knitting book is well set out and easy to follow and after making a few of the squares, I decided to challenge myself with the Potholder No. 4. This is the result.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Now we have two beautiful grandsons. Make the most of your children, they stay small for such a short time and then they are off to school and mostly out of our lives, engrossed in their own (as it should be).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Marcia DeCoster Classes

This is Marcia DeCoster's Romantica necklace. She is teaching this workshop at the Melbourne Bead Expo on 12th November and I am excited to be attending the class. There are still just a few places left in some of the classes. More information can be found at www.MelbourneBeadExpo.com.au.

Several of my beading forum friends are attending the class too and we are hoping to catch up for dinner that night. Looks like being great fun.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

BSV Melbourne Bead Expo

The Melbourne Bead Expo is only a month away and the excitement at the Bead Society meeting yesterday was high as members brought in their finished Bead Challenge 2010 entries. There were also many entries for the Showcase 2010 Members' Exhibition and I am glad to say I did manage to get some items finished for each of the sections.
The last month has been challenging to say the least and it was difficult getting everying up to standard. Even though the items which got finished were not exactly what I had planned to enter, I am still pleased with what I did. Photographs will have to wait until the judging is over, but from the sneak peaks I got at some of the other members' work, there is going to be stiff competition.