Sunday, 16 December 2012

Winner of the Christmas 'Mahunga' giveaway is ....

Congratulations to the 6th person to comment on the giveaway.  I have emailed the winner.

Thank you once again to everyone for your comments and for your continued support of my page.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas 'Mahunga' giveaway

In the spirit of Christmas giving, I would like to giveaway another 'Mahunga' beanie in the winner's choice of wool and size.  This beanie can be knit in any size from premmie all the way up to adult.  The winner will just need to pay postage.

All you need to do is leave your comment, your email address - so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner - and your first name, below.  

While it's not essential, it would also be nice if you were a liker of the Aunty Nat's Knits page. 

The winner will be drawn at 7.30 Qld time on Sunday 16th December.

Here are some examples of the ones I have made so far.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Mahunga giveaway winner

Congratulations to entry number 4 - who is the winner of the Mahunga beanie giveaway.    I have been in contact with the winner via email.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter - your support means a lot to me.


Friday, 23 November 2012

And the winner is .......

Congratulations to melstar2585 who was the 4th person to comment on the giveaway.  I have emailed you with postage details.

Once again, thank you to everyone for entering.  Why not enter my next giveaway??  I know that now is not the time to be thinking about beanies, but winter will be here before you know it !


'Mahunga' giveaway

The latest pattern to be released by Kelly Brooker, for Olive & Emma yarns, is a beanie called 'Mahunga', which is the Maori word for head.

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this pattern from the lovely Emma of Olive & Emma Designer Yarns. 

To pay Emma's generosity forward, I would like to giveaway a beanie, in any size, knit in the Olive & Emma yarn of your choice.  All you need to pay for is postage.  The pattern ranges in size from premmie baby up to adult.

So to enter, just leave a comment, along with your name and email address below.

Here is just a selection of the Olive & Emma yarns that I have available. 

And here is one variation of the Mahunga, knit in Olive & Emma's 'Pink Dahlia' colourway.
Entries will close 7.30pm Queensland time on Friday 30th November. Good Luck!


Friday, 16 November 2012

For Girls

So, we had a giveaway of a 'scrappy' soaker for boys so to be fair, I should giveaway a girls 'scrappy' soaker.  They're called scrappy only because they are made up of the 'left over' bits of yarn, or the scraps.

This soaker is a size large, measuring approximately 50 cm around the waist - slightly stretched - and a rise of approximately 49 cm.

Your soaker will come to you washed, lanolised and ready to use and also with instructions on how to re-lanolise.

To go into the draw, all you have to do is comment below and leave your email address so I can contact you should you be the lucky winner.  The lucky winner will be required to pay postage - $7.50 trackable and signature required.

Entry will be open for 1 week - closing at 7.30pm QLD TIME ON FRIDAY 23rd November.

Good Luck

Friday, 2 November 2012

Special Preview

Just for those who 'follow' or check my blog, here is a special preview pic of a Rainbow dress I have just completed. 

It is going to be available as part of the Little Acorns Market Christmas Extravaganza, taking place on Thursday 15th November. There are activities and games and prize giveaways planned throughout the day - even a Treasure Hunt, so make sure you have liked the page to be kept up to date.

Friday, 19 October 2012

What's happening in November at Aunty Nat's Knits??

So, what is happening at Aunty Nat's Knits in November?  Each month Sam from AmbeRocks is kindly offering a Feature spot to various businesses. 

I'm happy to say that November will be Aunty Nat's Knits turn.  So, in order to have enough items ready for sale, I have been knitting up a storm for the last couple of weeks. 

On offer will be Rainbow dresses, soakers and shorties.  Just to tease you, here's a sneak peek of one of the items that will be on offer.

I hope you'll head over to AmbeRocks and have a look around the site and join me in November.

AND the winner is .....

The winner of the giveaway has been emailed.  Congratulations to  - could you please contact me, either by email, message or contact tabs via Aunty Nat's Knits to finalise your prize.

Thank you to everyone for entering and for your support of my little page.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Giveaway ..... just because

As a show of  'Thanks' to all my likers for all of your support of my page, I would like to offer a giveaway  - a 'Scrappy' soaker in size large - 'Scrappy' because it uses up all the leftover bits of yarn -  and an Aunty Nat's Knits carry bag.  The soaker will come to you lanolised and ready to use.

All you need to do to enter is make a comment here and leave a contact email address.  Winner will be required to pay postage. 

The winner will be chosen by on Friday night, 19th October, at 7.30 AEST.  Because of Facebook rules, the winner will be announced on my blog so make sure you check back on Friday night.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Next milestone for Aunty Nat's Knits ....

Now that the excitement of the 1st Birthday Celebrations are complete, it's time to think about the next milestone for Aunty Nat's Knits - reaching 1000 likers! 

Currently, as I write this blog, we are sitting at 946, but we all know that that changes daily. 

I will have to get my thinking cap on and come up with ideas for the next celebration.  Any ideas are welcome and greatly appreciated.


Saturday, 4 August 2012


Congratulations to number 28, Ashley, the winner of our 1st Birthday Giveaway.  Ashley has chosen a Tama. 

Ashley if you could make contact - either through a message to the page or email, we can discuss your win.
You may notice that there were 53 comments on the blog but the maximum number below is only 52 - that's because 1 person commented twice.

Congratulations Ashley and thank you to everyone for entering and for supporting my page.

Sunday, 15 July 2012



As promised, here are details for my 1st birthday celebration. As a way to say thank you to everyone for their support and encouragement since starting my page, I would like to offer you the chance at a half price custom on your choice of the 4 items I am licensed to knit in the pic below.  

I should mention that the Tama pattern goes up to 6 years but as the sizing is based on chest measurement, it may still fit an older child.
The Beyond Puerperium pattern only goes up to 2 years.

All you need to do is leave a coment, letting me know which one you would like.

Your choices are Tama, Milo, Rainbow dress or Beyond Puerperium (BP).

The lucky buyer will be chosen by on my page's actual birthday - 4th August at 7.30 pm and will be announced on here.

To be eligible to enter, you must be a liker of the page.

Monday, 9 July 2012

1st Birthday Celebrations

The beginning of next month see's the first birthday of Aunty Nat's Knits.  It's hard to believe that it has already been 1 year since I statrted up my little page.  

To celebrate, I would like to do something special but need your help with suggestions.  Any suggestions you can give as a way to celebrate our first birthday would be much appreciated, so, get those thinking caps on!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A quick catch-up

It's been a while since I last updated my blog.  In that time, I've acquired quite a few new likers - up to 761 at the time of writing - have made a multitude of woolies for little people and have developed a liking for a couple of  'new' patterns - well new to me anyway.

I have just made my very first Puerperium Cardigan a pattern created by the very talented Kelly Brooker. Puerperium is a very simply styled cardi, designed to be easy for new parents to dress their babe in the puerperium period (6 weeks post birth).  It is such a quick pattern to knit up and produces gorgeous results.   Shown here in Pink Dahlia colourway in Olive and Emma yarn.

Kelly has also created the 'Beyond Puerperium' which can be knit in sizes newborn  up to 2 years.  If there is enough interest in the Beyond Puerperium, I will look at aquiring a cottage licence to knit and sell.

I have also taken a liking to another of Kelly's patterns  - Tama - wondering how to say the name of this pattern, or exactly what it means? The designer comes from New Zealand where the second national language is Maori. Tama is a Maori word meaning ‘boy’ or ‘son’, pronounced ‘taah-maah’.

A classic raglan sweater with clean sharp lines, and a focal buttonband running along the raglan increase.  I now have a cottage licence to knit and sell the Tama.

Always on the lookout for new yarns, I have fallen in love with the beautiful yarn that Emma from Olive and Emma yarns has been dyeing - some of whic the Puerperium cardigan above has been knit from.  I have plans for another colourway I have - a special set that I am knitting for the upcoming WAHM Delights market night on 29th July. Here's a sneak peek of what I will be working with.