I have the first batch of baby knitting ready to go. (See “The Singlets Have Been Started”.) To be honest, it has been ready for a few weeks but there have been a few communication delays in my attempts to get them delivered to the lady running the Neonatal Unit project. Hopefully I will get… Continue reading The First Batch Of Baby Knitting
I made my “Yarn Shop Detour” last month. My husband and I drove from our home in Tawa (near Wellington) to his work conference in Hamilton. He kindly agreed to detour through Napier so that I could visit a yarn shop I really wanted to see. For those of you who don’t know New Zealand,… Continue reading My Yarn Shop Detour
I’m happy to report that the singlets have been started. I have picked up several patterns and have been trying them out. So far I have had slightly mixed results. The first pattern (lavender singlet) was fairly straight forward when knitting up but I probably won’t use it again. It has overlapping shoulders and, to… Continue reading The Singlets Have Been Started
Over the last few months my knitting needles have been flying, literally at one point as I took my knitting with me when I flew down south. In my post “How Much Yarn Will You Need?” I mentioned a vest I had just knitted. The first time I wore it to church a friend of… Continue reading The Needles Have Been Flying
June is the official beginning of winter in New Zealand. I have recently finished a couple of winter birthday presents and sent them off, a bit belatedly, to my youngest daughter. There has been some very cold weather in the South Island, and even in the North Island, over the last few weeks, including enough… Continue reading Winter Birthday Presents
How many times have you been stuck wondering what is the best yarn to use for your next project? There is such a wide variety of yarns available now that it can be a bit overwhelming trying to make a choice. My personal preference tends to be for wool, especially for babies, because it is… Continue reading What Is The Best Yarn To Use?
A very common question most of us will have encountered when starting a new project is “How much yarn will I need?” The obvious answer is to check your pattern, but this may not be as simple as it seems. Patterns give the average quantities required by someone working to the recommended tension gauge and… Continue reading How Much Yarn Will You Need?