Learn to Knit a Pussy Cat!

Due to the success of the last knit Out Learn to Knit program, creating a welcome and gentlestitches invite you to another free Knit Out this Saturday.  If you can’t make it and you are on facebook, please show your support by giving the creating a welcome site a like or thumbs up.  We will be making cats from squares and also nests with eggs. Not afraid to tackle the big issues let me say it is possible to keep domestic animals whilst protecting the environment.  Just ask fozziemum who has recently installed a cat enclosure which she calls “kitty day spa” and my Uncle and Aunt from Gympie who have a most ingenious and comfortable large cattery under their beautiful high set Queenslander.  click here for economical tips on keeping your cat safe and social.
flyer for 2nd knit out for creating a welcome.

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up in the sky! it’s a ……

gentlestitches Shane in roof gym







It isn’t finished yet but here is the beginning of the one and only gentlestitches gym. Obviously it lacked crochet but fortunately for me, I won a contest at Teddy and Tottie which solved the problem.

christmas bunting hung in the gym






Beautiful Christmas bunting which will not only look Christmassy but will also brighten up the space until it is painted and etcetera…  Christmas bunting can be made with a variety of shapes including these lovely hearts.  Things are about to get insanely busy so before I commence I will begin my fitness regime.

I might even try it without standing on a ladder. (not!) hanging around the gym







Although highly admiring of all the fit people, my fitness program will be a gentle dog walk, a cup of tea and a crochet hook. Do you enjoy a walk? 




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knit out shout out.

knitting for justice sign





The knit out learn to knit day was a HUGE success. In spite of the fact that the weather was perhaps a little too kind and it was moved from center stage to corner bike stand to escape the direct sunlight.  There were approximately 20 people who stopped by. For more information check out the creating a welcome Facebook page.yarn and bunnies ready for the market






 There were many bunnies made for the next market in December, lessons learnt, information shared and hopefully a whole new generation of lovely young men and women will be carrying the skills onward. knitting students








If you would like the pattern for a simple square, it is here! To knit the bunny just click. Happy Knitting!


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Learn to knit or hone your skills for FREE!

I am on a mission to empower as many people as possible to learn to knit or crochet. If you would like to come and see how it is done, learn yourself or pick up a pointer or two, join me on Saturday at the below address. Creating a welcome are knitting bunnies from squares and we will show you how it is done. Come to Chalice on Saturday from 10am. Download a “How to knit an easy square” here.Learn to knit at Northcote Uniting Church



















Some of the bunnies I have been working on and one which I have been inspired by my very favoritest bunny Speedy!knitted bunnies from knitted square


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Free Halloween Crochet Patterns from gentlestitches

gentlestitches Halloween Picnic

Join me today at the Gothic “not for profit” Montsalvat. Have a look around, join me in a picnic and a quiet read. Help yourself to a free amigurumi pattern and enjoy the visual and peaceful treat which is Monsalvat before you go. Take some deep breaths under the gum trees and enjoy the art and hand crafted items on display. Take 5 minutes of delicious “you time” <3

amigurumi crochet spiders and candy skull gentlestitches.com
First up our the famous Australian red backed spiders.

crochet melbourne fruit bat gentlestitches.com
Beware of flying Bats (not this one though, it is friendly and cuddly) :-D

crochet zombie bunnies on spiral staircase














Grab yourself a free zombie bunny pattern before they grab you.

crochet large and small sugar skull masks
Just in time for día de los muertos, a large or small sugar skull from Jennifer at squirrel picnic. Pattern here.

shane playing music for us to leave by gentlestitches.com

Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy the music as Shane pipes you out.

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