It is now the evening of day two, week two of lockdown in New Zealand. This is Friday April 2nd and tomorrow night, Saturday April 3rd, we come to the end of daylight saving time. Usually we have a bit of a media campaign reminding us to put our clocks back and to check our… Continue reading Day Two, Week Two
It has been happening in fits and starts, but I have made a bit of progress with some of my projects. Unfortunately my time available is rather intermittent at the moment, so I am not as far ahead as I would like to be. I now have three of the four squares done for my… Continue reading Progress
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
There seems to be a lot to get done and catch up on, but I think I am getting there – slowly. The big news is that I have finished the second coffee cozy, the one I actually started first. (See “Production Line” for a photo of the first one finished.) I have taken photos… Continue reading Getting There – Slowly!
I’ve made a start on my son’s birthday present and the Hokitika hat has been finished – twice! In fact, it was actually started twice and finished twice. So, let me explain. I had a hat pattern sorted out for the Aran wool I mentioned in “So – There Was A Wool Sale”. After starting… Continue reading Hokitika Hat Has Been Finished – Twice!
It’s finished! I’m happy to report that the cowl has been finished in plenty of time for me to post it overseas. I’ve just wrapped it and packaged it up with a card so that it can be sent tomorrow. This has been quite a relaxing and straight forward pattern to knit. The only “whoopsie”… Continue reading Finished In Plenty Of Time
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!
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
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?
I have previously not had much experience working with hanks of yarn, but was recently asked to knit a jacket for a friend’s little girl. She followed my suggestion that she check out the range available at The Wool Company. I really love their yarns and the fact that they are high quality and locally made.… Continue reading Working With Hanks Of Yarn