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Kim has written a great article about our Stitch n Bitch group (and this blog) in the latest edition of the ALIA Vic Specials newsletter.

It features a link to us and a special feature on Nyssa’s work.

Kim writes that the links women perceive between their engagement in craftmaking and their wellbeing is explored in a recent book by researchers Enza Gandolfo and Marty Grace (It keeps me sane: women crafting wellbeing). While we’re not all women in our Library Stitch n Bitch group, I think we’d all agree that an hour of craft every 3 weeks or so is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.

So hi to our newest readers, who may have come to us through ALIA!

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From: Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

From: Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

My latest project (he just needs legs) is a little crobot (zombie bot). Very simple to make. I bought myself the book:Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

It is a lovely book with lots of great ideas.

I tried out Nyssa’s pattern for the tardis and this is the result:

K-9 looks for the Doctor

K-9 looks for the Doctor

I added felt windows and police box sign and a bead for the light. The pattern is ace. Thanks!

I also finished the baby adipose:

If only fat fell off and looked this cute - awhhhh!

If only fat fell off and looked this cute - awhhhh!

Pattern: Midnight Creations: baby adipose | Pixelatedmushroom –  Tardis

I am itching to make my first Doctor!

Nys has put a few of us onto Ravelry, an online community for crafty people who like to keep a record of their projects and share their designs.

A slightly arty picture of 2 bamboo needles I left lying around on my carpet

A slightly arty picture of 2 bamboo needles I left lying around on my carpet

‘Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration … You can talk about your own projects, integrate that information into your personal website, and contribute to someone else’s project a world away …’

You can find my profile here but there’s not much to see yet.