Knitting

So – There Was A Wool Sale …

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 …

Cross Stitch, Knitting

One Down, Still Many To Go!

As you can see, I’ve finished my little cross stitch, so that's one down of my many projects. I actually finished it on Saturday evening, but needed to get organised to get a photo taken. I still need to find a frame for it. This project was small and straight forward, and I found it… Continue reading One Down, Still Many To Go!

Crochet, Karen's Korner

OFAPNZ (Octopus for a Preemie NZ)

I was really excited to come across the Facebook page for OFAPNZ a couple of weeks ago. Back in April of last year I published my first post about the Octopus for a Preemie movement (see “Octopuses (Octopi?) For Premature Babies”). I did a bit of experimenting with the patterns I found (see “Two Jumpers… Continue reading OFAPNZ (Octopus for a Preemie NZ)

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

My Yarn Shop Detour

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