Are you a Harry Potter fan — Star wars, Doctor Who or sci-fi geek? Get some nerd knits on your sticks!

  1. Hermione hearts Ron (Harry Potter)(my daughter is wearing this hat in this pic)
  2. Tardis socks (Dr Who)
  3. Insulate (Dr Who) [pictured above]
  4. Jane Cobb hat (Firefly)
  5. Star wars knitting charts
  6. bmp (space invader socks)


This town has been yarn bombed

The first day of homeschooling on our year long road trip luckily coincides with us being in a glorious beachy campsite, with wonderful weather. We spent an hour this morning discussing the slang used in Enders Game, as well as the prisoners who were hanged at Adelaide gaol. Quite a mix! But what I really wanted to tell you about was the very cool yarn bombed town we recently spent some time at. The whole town had trees wrapped in blankets, knitted flags strung along the streets, park bench and bicycle cosies too. Really loved it, made me want to get my yarn on.

I have made a pact with myself not to be buying anything new this year and to make use of crafting materials from natural, recycled or found or second hand sources. So I began with making some plastic bag yarn — better known as plarn, and got my crochet on. Not having crocheted with plarn before, I feel that I have a lot of learning to do. In fact I need some advice. How fine can / should you cut the plastic bag strips? What is the best / easiest stitch to use? I think I’ll be making a bag of some sort for my first plarn project. Photos to come next time.

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I love hats — do you?

  1. Hineri hat
  2. Star crossed slouchy beret
  3. Rikke hat
  4. Thank you hat
  5. Graham beanie
  6. Hurricane hat
  7. Meret
  8. Thorpe
  9. Felicity
  10. Molly
  11. Quick cable slouch
  12. Selbu modern
  13. Hipster
  14. Regina
  15. Lina
  16. Hinagiku
  17. Simple pleasures
  18. Escargot [pictured below]
  19. From Norway with love
  20. Excess [pictured above]


Manly knits — for that manly man! :)

  1. Knotty but nice [beannie]
  2. Purl ridge scarf [scarf] [pictured above]
  3. Chunkeanie [beannie]
  4. Fisher cable hat [beannie] [pictured below]
  5. Jason’s tweed hat [beannie]
  6. Big Alfred’s [raglan sweater]
  7. Java [socks]

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Lovely pretty cowls to knit

  1. Honey cowl
  2. GAP tastic
  3. Gris de lin
  4. Bandana cowl [pictured below]
  5. Grey loop
  6. Inspira [pictured above]
  7. Big herringbone