You may have heard of the tragedy which has struck New Zealand. Two days ago, early in the afternoon of Friday March 15th, a gunman opened fire on Muslim worshipers who were praying in one of the central city mosques in Christchurch. He then drove to another mosque close by and shot more people who… Continue reading Kia Kaha Christchurch
We all know how annoying and frustrating it can be to either run out of yarn, or come across a knot in our yarn, part way through a row. I try to make any joins at the end of a row, but my mother also taught me how to splice yarn when necessary. Just after… Continue reading A New Way Of Joining Together
We tend to have groups of birthdays in our family. In the January/February group my eldest granddaughter is the end of January, then in February I have a grandson on the 9th, a brother on the 10th, a son on the 11th, then another grandson on the 12th. Busy times! I have already mentioned the… Continue reading More Birthday Presents
First of all, I believe an apology is in order. Life seems to have become rather muddly and busy over the last few weeks and I have got very behind with my posts. I have completed a number of projects, and remembered to take photos of them before parting with them, but just haven’t had… Continue reading Lovie Blankets
I was so excited that both my Octopals were accepted (see my comment on “On Their Way!”) and have now started another octopus. I’m going to stick with this pattern to start off with and return to the jellyfish a bit later. I found crocheting my Octopals a bit hard on my hands. To give… Continue reading From Christmas To Birthdays And Other Things
I have finished my first two Octopals and they are on their way. I posted them a couple of days ago and am now looking forward to getting feedback on whether they meet the required standard. Fingers crossed! I will let you know when I hear from Dawn Harpur at OFAPNZ. The yarn Dawn sent… Continue reading On Their Way!
The photo at the top shows what I had organised at the beginning of the year to get started with several projects. There are patterns, tips and several balls of cotton for Octopals, and some 2 ply wool for baby singlets. Unfortunately things didn’t quite go according to plan and I got off to a… Continue reading Slow Start To 2019