Georgie Hallam, our favourite Aussie pattern designer, she started out designing knitting patterns for her barbie dolls when she was little, jotting down her ideas in a little note book. Now-a-days Georgie is all grown up and still scribbling down pattern notes and ideas on her ever faithful iPad. Georgie now also has one adventure bound husband and two adorable yet exuberantly messy and creative children.
A typical day for Georgie includes squeezing in a bit of knitting at the beach, in the park, while playing games with the kiddies, soothing and feeding those kiddies, on road trips, reading stories along with the daily domestic goddess duties.
Georgie’s patterns are beautifully written, her designs are classic, simple and gorgeous.
“I love simple clean lines, seamless knits, bold colours, beautiful yarn and the quick thrill of creating kids knits.”
Please take the time to check out Georgie’s website here. You can also find her pattern Gidday available for purchase here at Augustbird as well as some Tikki designed hand-knits.
My most favourite, treasured, warmest pair of socks I own were lovingly knitted from this beautiful hand-dyed wool…. I absolutely live in them! The natural colour is gorgeous, the wool & silk blend is soft, so comfortable against my skin, & durable as it puts up with the friction of me walking around in my socks all the time. Usually I have to double-sock in the winter with all my other generic socks from the retail shops, but this single layer of wool doesn’t suffocate or bulk-up my feet, & it keeps them comfortably warm & toasty (& pretty) especially during these very chilly winter days, no more numb toes. This wool holds its shape & washes well. I love love love how the colour was achieved too, it’s a beautiful, delicate, earthy neutral. Thank-you so much Bec for sharing your creativity, passion & talent for others to enjoy x
I love a surprise! I received two beautiful skeins of yarn in my Fantail Mystery Bag. The yarn is so soft and gorgeous.
The two skeins are delightful and I will be making mittens for a friend with the blue on. I appreciated the greeting card that was included
I was lucky enough to nab an early skein of this base.
It is gorgeous.
The silk/merino is so soft with a beautiful drape.
The yarn has been spun with a high twist resulting in excellent stitch definition.
The stitches really do lay down beautifully next to each other.
The silk also takes up the dye beautifully as well and gives a great, almost textural interest, to the colour.
Beautiful to knit with!!
Got some of the new sock yarn and can’t believe how shiny and soft it is. As always Rebecca’s dyeing is beautiful and I cannot wait to a start my adventures in plastic free socks begin.
I got the first round of mystery bags and as always they did not disappoint. The wool is so beautiful, but when Rebecca uses her talent with colour it’s just phenomenal. Can’t wait to knit with it.
The yarn is gorgeous and so soft to touch - can’t wait to finish my socks