Pigs Never Fly, Yarn Never Plys … A Review Of “Love Never Dies”

January 29, 2012

Last week I saw a preview of the Sydney production of Love Never Dies in the Capitol Theatre.  Old PlateFace is back in this dark & disturbed sequel to Phantom of the Opera. It is now 1907 and set in Coney Island, New York. The set, by Gabriela Tylesova, is quite wonderful – it even manages to work […]

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How to knit The Ravisher … Part I

January 28, 2012

Before Commencing… – Finished length (approx.)* Small     65 cm/26”            Med      100cm / 40”        Large     133 cm / 53” * According to our trusty Rabone Chesterman No. 1380 boxwood Rule   – Yarn Main yarn Bulky / #6 Super Bulky   200 gr                    Qty:       1 (1, 2) We used: Nundle Collection 20 Ply […]

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Ooh La La – The Ravisher – easy hand knit & free pattern

January 27, 2012

I’ve been a Knitsmith for many years but it’s a thrill to deliver my first work for the Royal Antipodean Order of Knitsmiths! This is a petit shawl you can knit in one night! The size illustrated (medium) has only 18 rows, and 108 stitches. I used a lovely 20 ply 100% merino wool, and […]

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Ta-Dah! Our Day at the Circus!

January 15, 2012

How delightful was our outing to see Circus Oz today? We managed to avoid the rain in Sydney Town and not soak our crinolines, and in the foyer/tent attached to the Big Top, we could help ourselves to a cool glass of the eau, from their rather smart steampowered water dispenser! It was a grand […]

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The (steampowered) Circus is in town!

January 14, 2012

Normally we like to visit the seaside this time of year and take in the ozone by the bay**. Instead, the Knitsmith ladies are having a “make and mend” this Sunday afternoon and popping off to see the circus – Circus Oz! The theme this year is “steampowered” so we are rather excited to see […]

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In the post today…

January 11, 2012

Huzzah! My parcel from the Nundle Woollen Mills arrived today. Some wonderful 20ply 100% merino wool. I hope you have your chunky needles at the ready! Coming soon … the Ravisher – a petit shawl

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Presenting, for your knitting pleasure…

December 14, 2011

… original works & projects from the Royal Antipodean Order of Knitsmiths, from our Knitting Foundry in Sydney Town. We will be exploring what happens when Steampunk collides with Knitting. In other words – The (Knitted) Shape Of Things To Come.  

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