I’ve decided it’s finally challenge time. Over ten years ago I bought three 100g hanks of some beautiful yarn with only a vague idea of what I might make. It has been hanging out in my stash ever since. I think this was the first time that I bought yarn on impulse. Previously I really… Continue reading Challenge Time!
The decision was made on Saturday night. I decided to go with the round neck version of the cardigan. The colour is a pale, slightly greenish blue, which is suitable for either a girl or a boy. I decided to take a risk and put the buttonholes on the right hand side as well, thus… Continue reading Decision Was Made!
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
Last month (August) was the tenth anniversary of a knitting event called “KAN”, or Knit August Nights. SKEINZ had a wool sale, as they usually do, to help celebrate. It was very tempting but I managed to hold off until the very last week of it. They had some lovely yarns and some very good… Continue reading So – There Was A Wool Sale …
We tend to have groups of birthdays in our family. In the January/February group my eldest granddaughter is the end of January. 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 shrug… Continue reading More Birthday Presents
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!
This post is a little later than I had planned, but that’s okay because I got my Christmas projects finished. The photo at the top is of a handmade, cross stitched card which a colleague of mine gave me. It is very special because, although I have given away many cross stitch pieces over the… Continue reading Christmas Projects Finished
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’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