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

#bestnine2018 I always find this end of year wrap-up fascinating. These favourites also reflect my own favourite makes and most worn this year - #siricardigan , #nuuksweater and linen dresses 💙

Do I need a woolly hat in the middle of summer? Absolutely not.
Was it fun to use up leftover yarn just because I felt like doing some colourwork? Hell yes! #deepwoodstoque

My 9 year old ( with enormous feet for a 9 year old) agreed to be a sock model but then decided these socks needed to be his and refused to take them off. Oh well. Cute sock yarn kit from @gregoriafibers

I’m having a few days off work and should be planning Christmas, but I’m dreaming of making instead. Here is my pick for 2019 - some colourwork, some lace, lots of soothing stockinette and heavy on designs from @laine_magazine . I don’t know if this is doable in 1 year but I enjoy this planning/dreaming stage. #makenine2019
Left to right top to bottom:
Johanne by @ahribokatrinchen
Caithness by @cakeandvikings
Afterparty by @bichesetbuches
Fragment by @curioushandmade
Berenice by @juliehoover_design
Lotta by @danisunshineknits
Niagara by @heidikdesigns , 📷 by @maorie58
Adrift by @veerarain
Poet by @sari_n_

It is that relentless, exhausting, “my tired brain is full and about to implode” time of year again and we have escaped for a few days to the quiet bay where I spent my own childhood holidays. School has finished for the year. Now there will be swimming, bike riding, reading, sleeping, crafting and wine. Then we will be ready to face the Christmas crazy.

Hexie quilt is slowly growing 💙#hexiequilt

Fresh off the needles. Linen/cotton little top, perfect for summer. Pattern coming soon from @sari_n_ #romanholidaytop

It’s that time of year again... my kids finish school in 3 days ( 😱 where has the year gone?!) and I’ve left it to the last weekend to organise teacher gifts. Keeping it simple this year with reversible/reusable shopping bags - you can’t have too many shopping bags, right?! These whip up in a flash.

I made a party frock! This #kielowrapdress is so clever. It really is just another linen sack (my favourite thing to wear) but the ties elevate it to being party worthy. I sized up 1 size as I used woven instead of knit fabric and shortened it - managed to make it from only 2 metres of linen from @wearethefabricstore

How good are these colours of #wishboneyarn purchased from @handmakecreate ? I’m getting organised early for our family Xmas knitalong this year. These will be gifted to my sister and aunt (and me!) and (hopefully) transformed into a gorgeous shawl by Xmas 2019. I better get cracking on the 2018 project 😳

My physio has banned me from running over the past few weeks due to a niggling hip injury. I have missed the sunrises, the chatting with my running buddies and chance to clear my head each morning... so I did a sneaky 5km today. No regrets. #donttellmyphysio

Lucky me. My clever friend @rosierufflestherules has learnt to spin recently and gifted me this treasure. 124m of beautiful and surprisingly soft Victorian Gotland, worsted/Aran weight. Any ideas/ pattern suggestions?

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