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Ali  Maker of stuff, lover of all things woolly; mum of 3; Australia

It’s a beautiful spring day here. The sun is shining. I would normally be sad about the end of wool-wearing days but instead I’m excited to get into my fabric stash. Bring on the weekend sewing....☀️

I haven’t shared any knitting for a while as I was busy stitching away on this secret project for my big sister’s bday ( it was a significant one for @natml68 !) This is the second #alanissweater I have made. It’s a winner, but I don’t recommend knitting it with a 2 week deadline while also working full time and on call (which involves middle of the night drama and no sleep)! Just scraped in. Why do I always leave these things to the last minute?! #quinceandco #owlyarn

Who knew paper piecing would be so addictive?! After my class at #thecraftsessions last week I’m totally hooked. I’ve barely picked up any other projects and instead of “just one more row” I find myself thinking “just one more hexie”. It’s such a good way to use up scraps and justifies my hoarding of tiny little pieces of beautiful fabrics.

A year ago today I ran my first marathon in Sydney. Today I lounged in bed with coffee and knitting and then went on a leisurely run on bush trails to the beach with my husband. Both are valid ways to spend a beautiful spring morning but I know which I prefer! 😜 ( and yay for kids finally being old enough to stay at home for an hour or two unsupervised - it’s life changing!)

Taking a little bit of #thecraftsessions joy with me to work today. I made this Lodo dress on Sunday in a fabulous class with @bloglessanna . It was the most stress-free sewing class I have ever done. I have finally conquered my fear of sewing with knit fabric - and I have a new dress. Yay!! Thank you Anna. ( and apologies for the bad bathroom selfie!) #lododress

Returning to messy everyday life is hard after a weekend of loveliness at the Craft sessions retreat. Re-entry is never easy and today was a bitch. An afternoon beach walk helps...

Handpiecing class with the lovely Anna @faragoanna today at #thecraftsessions #thecraftsessions2018

Rainy Monday afternoon after work/school hangs with my boy. Knitting and Harry Potter audiobook.... ignoring all other tasks.

Oops... missed national dog day. Never too late. Molly and George. 💕

Weekend sewing resulted in a blue linen version added to my #wikstentank line up. These are some of the most worn items in my wardrobe. This tank, in varying lengths, together with jeans +- knitted cardi is the closest thing I have to a uniform. #simplesewing101

It feels like spring here already and I have come to the realisation that there is no way this #ondawasweater will be finished while still cool enough to wear it.... so the dream of the cabled sweater gets put on hold until next year. Only sleeves to go when I pull this out again next autumn. Front and back are exactly the same but look so different here as only one is blocked. Even the colour changes ( apologies for the puppy obscuring the view). #btinthewild #shelteryarn

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