FO Friday – Pixie Waistcoat

It’s a beautiful, sunny Friday here in Australia, in our first week of Spring – but my toes are still cold and it’s nice to rug up just a little on chilly mornings – for which this little pixie waistcoat is perfect πŸ™‚

It’s my take on the granny-stripe shawl/vest/cowl/wrap – so versatile! – pattern by Michelle Greenberg. I used one Lincraft Cake (Aussie store brand) in ‘Blooming Roses’ instead of two Caron Cakes, and I added an sc (US) border to the long edge. 

It worked up super fast – a most satisfying and practical Spring make. If you’re heading into Autumn you can just keep on with those repeats for two cakes. Happy hooking! πŸ˜€

Spring has Sprung!

Happy days, winter is no more! It’s gone 4pm and I am out on the veranda in shorts and tee, only just now thinking about pulling on a pair of jeans as the temperature drops for the night. Love it!


I’ve all but finished my Willow baby blanket, just a couple of ends from the border to sew in. Baby hasn’t pipped me to the post, and I await the happy news πŸ™‚ So, I’ve spent yesterday evening and parts of today on a new project – a vest, using a Lincraft Cake in the Blooming Roses colourway. 

Yup the wip list remains massive haha but the weather will get progressively warmer now and I wanted to have a first crack at a Lincraft Cake before the season escapes me. They’re listed as aran weight on Ravelry, same as the Caron Cakes, but I feel the Caron Cakes are a bit heavier weight in comparison, and this one closer to a dk? Maybe it’s just this ball though. Anyone else compared the two?
Happy hooking to you, whichever season you are now embarking upon πŸ™‚