Hi, my name is Melanie and I live east of Brisbane in sunny Queensland, Australia. I’ve been knitting and crocheting on and off for most of my life however in the last two or so years for some reason I can’t seem to do anything but knit, spin or crochet. My favourite hobby of reading has even taken a back seat to my knitting. I learnt how to knit socks in August 2012 and have knitted over 50 pairs now! I also knit lots of scarves and shawls as it is just too hot in Brisbane to knit jumpers or sweaters. We don’t get very cold winters unfortunately!
My other passions are reading, cryptic crosswords and playing scrabble and crafting with my friends every week.
I love blogging about my yarn projects and my yarn and I love it even more when you leave comments for me. I endeavour to answer each and every one of them. You can also contact me directly through the ‘Contact Me’ page which can be found on the top banner of my blog page.
I am a member of the Redlands Spinners & Weavers club which is located in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane. I am their website administrator and the newsletter editor.
I have a 29 year old son who lives nearby and I still work full-time. I am now working three days a week. Yay….more time for my fibre crafts!
My favourite local holiday haunt is Noosaville and I try to get there for three weeks every year. My other two favourite holiday spots that aren’t too far away are New Zealand and Tasmania.
I am also the owner of 14 beautiful spinning wheels! I seem to be either buying, selling and being given wheels, so I’ve started a table to record all the activity!
|1||Ashford||Traditional (with an added double treadle kit)|
|5||Roy McKnight||Brief (Suitcase) Wheel|
|11||George H Young||Traditional|
|Roy McKnight||Brief (Suitcase) Wheel
I have also recently acquired a double drive Ashford Traditional, a little upright which I am still trying to identify, a new Ashford electronic spinner, an Ashford Scholar, a Sickinger Kitty, a Genesis Arnon, another Ashford Traveller, a Sleeping Beauty Thumbelina and a George H. Young wheel. Photos soon!
I’ve also learned how to weave and own four looms: a Schacht Inkle Loom, and three Ashford Knitters Looms – 30cm, 50cm and 70cm 🙂