Crochet, Karen's Korner

Something Different

I decided to start something different this week. Not much progress has been made on my socks because I have been too tired in the evenings to focus on finer yarn. I had a full week relieving at the daycare centre down the road. The first two days were in toddlers, and the last three… Continue reading Something Different

Karen's Korner, Knitting

Slight Delay

I experienced a slight delay getting started with my socks. In my last post, “Getting There – Slowly”, I mentioned that I had everything together to get started. It was actually too late for me to start when I finished on the computer that night so I got everything out the next evening. It was… Continue reading Slight Delay

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Last Batches

I have finally finished my last batches for Christmas. Yesterday, Monday, I made my final three dozen Christmas mince pies. Altogether I have now made nine dozen this year. The previous ones have all gone, mostly to a variety of Christmas functions, although some we enjoyed at home. I also made a small batch of… Continue reading Last Batches

Crochet, Karen's Korner

The Longest Day

It’s hard to believe but today, Saturday December 21st, is the longest day here in New Zealand. I only realised about halfway through the day when I went to write the date, and now it’s nearly finished. It seems like no time at all since I was commenting that it was the shortest day! My… Continue reading The Longest Day

Karen's Korner, Knitting

The Last Pair

The last pair of fingerless mitts is finished. Actually, I finished sewing them up on Tuesday night and now it is Saturday afternoon! Time is just flying by at the moment. The colour is a bit washed out in this photo. They are quite a bright blue with a fleck in them. I had a… Continue reading The Last Pair

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Good Intentions

I was so full of good intentions for the school holidays. However, not only have those two weeks gone by, but it is now Saturday afternoon following the first week back at school! To be fair, I did actually get a lot done. The problem is that I didn’t spend much time at all catching… Continue reading Good Intentions

Karen's Korner, Knitting

Moving Forward

It may not be full steam ahead, but I am moving forward. In January 2018 I published the post “Changes Afoot”. I wrote this after changing to WordPress as my hosting provider. The change was actually made in December 2017, so it is not too far off two years ago. When I changed over I… Continue reading Moving Forward

Karen's Korner, Knitting

Whoops – There Was A Wool Store!

It was good to have a break away for a few days last week. The trip up was a bit wet in places, but not too bad. Coming back home was another story, however. Very heavy rain made it difficult to see the road quite a lot of the time for the first half of… Continue reading Whoops – There Was A Wool Store!

Cross Stitch, Karen's Korner

Bits And Pieces

So, yesterday (June 21st) was the shortest day here, and we are nearly halfway through the year. How did that happen! I thought I'd update you on a few bits and pieces that have been happening. I have had a lot going on since we returned from our trip around the South Island. On my… Continue reading Bits And Pieces

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South Island Trip (the final leg) – Heading Home

It is always hard saying goodbye to your children and their families. All too soon it was time to start heading home. It was a little easier for me this time, though, as I knew I would be back down in six weeks. We headed north through Dunedin and stopped for a lovely leisurely lunch… Continue reading South Island Trip (the final leg) – Heading Home