Any Aussies out there? I am in Qld and am a crocheter ,spinner, loom knitter. I am wanting to do a little hand knitting in the continental style so this site has some great videos to help me learn.
Well hello there! :waving:
I’m from Perth in WA and have been knitting for over 20 years. I love knitting sweaters and summer tops and I tend to design most of my own stuff. :flirt:
I’m about as far away from both of you as I think it’s possible to be, in Tassie, I’ve often wondered how many other Aus knitters had found this site, I find it so helpful!
Well, it’s nice to see other Aussies on this site. I’m in Queensland as well and am just getting into all this knitting stuff! Have nearly completed a jumper for my daughter and have just started a plain vest for my DH to wear to work. I enjoy using this site and am finding it really useful.
I’m in NSW. Perhaps we can get all the states covered!
hello, i’m helen in bendigo vic. slowly finding my way around the site
Hi. Gold Coast here. New to this site, just wandering around at present getting my bearings.
I’m from Melbourne, Victoria
Hi :waving: I’m from Melbourne also.
Although originally from the U.S., I have been living in QLD for nearly 10 years now.
I’m looking for a cardigan jumper/sweater pattern, with at least two types of cables and short sleeves to knit for my DH. The patterns I have at home are either long sleeved cardigans or they only have one type of cable stitch. My husband can get quite specific in what he wants in his jumpers/sweaters. :knitting:
I look forward to talking with more of you. I don’t get here often, but do check in from time to time…especially when I get the reminders that I haven’t been seen in a while. I do like that reminder.
Is there a set chat time for people? So far there has been no one in chat when I have been online. I didn’t know if it was me, or if that resource is under-utilized.
I hope to talk to many of you soon.
Oh dear–maybe I shouldn’t be here–but, I just could not resist. We made our first trip to Australia in 1993, and have been back twice. Last time in 2004. We love the people and the place. I am wearing my wool sweater as I type. It was made for/purchased from one of those “tourist” destinations around the gold mining area outside of Melbourne. It is an old wool shed with demonstrations, and foods. I loved our experience there. My husband is from a small cattle ranch in the west. He thinks he hates sheep. The guy giving the sheep shearing demonstration called my hubby up from the audience as a 'volunteer" (wonder who arranged that ). We had great laughs. Last trip included 3 days on Kangaroo Island and several days outside of the wine growing region south of Adelaide. We loved meeting the farmers at Apsley, Benayeo and Langkoop. Ok, I am off to bed g’day!
I’m from Canberra
Logan Reserve QLD, male here
Hi Everyone I am from Sydney NSW love this site.
And great to see all the Australian knitters.
If you haven’t already, check out the Lincraft website. I just picked up their “How To” magazine recently which had some good knitting patterns (slippers, scarves etc) for free in it and it had links to their website which had a stack more.
Do you folks have links to a producer of fine Australian Merino Yarn? Is there an Aussie yarn/wool company that you particularly like?
Second question: What is a DH?
I have mostly been knitting acrylic lately … but I have in the past used Bendigo Woollen Mills, who have a wide variety of wools available …
and DH could be Dear Husband …? or the head of a piece of male anatomy
I looked up a few more suppliers … (haven’t used …)
WOOLganic yarns are made from 21.5 micron merino fleece wool
Thank you so much for your response–it is wonderful! The sweater I bought in 1995 and still wear every evening is from Ballarat. The name of the company is Wilabaa–you cannot imagine how much comfort and pleasure this lovely cardigan has given me over the years. I would love to find this wool to knit a cardigan for my husband. I only like to work with Merino–ok, ok, I know it is a little pricey–but, I love the feel.
Take care and thank you again.
Thank you for the definition of DH !!!
I do have a dear husband. We have been married 26 years and I still love to see the guy walk into the room! That does not mean that there have not been moments in which I would not have run him down with my vehicle if he had been so unfortunate as to cross in front of me. But–he never broke my heart! We are in our mid 60’s now and I want very much for him to have a cardigan as lovely as the one he bought for me in Ballarat. The label says Waillabaa–any information about that wonderful yarn will be much appreciated.
I’m in Melbourne … just found this site … so wandering around at the moment, seeing what it’s all about.
HelenMarie in Bendigo - we must be twins … my first + second name too!
I’m a returning knitter - haven’t made anything for ages and ages … but with a new great-nephew in Detroit - and a bitter winter coming on for them - I thought I’d give the pins a whirl!
Hope to talk to you some more!
[FONT=“Century Gothic”][/FONT] bombayblue001 … a.k.a Helen