Knitting is a Gateway Drug.

I started off making tiny little things from simple patterns, mainly from library books. Things like these little boots from ‘Natural Nursery Knits’.

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This kept me happy for a few months until I decided that I couldn’t find a pattern to suit a particular yarn that I wanted to use. So I wrote my own.

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And now? My in-laws have a neighbour who keeps lambs. They sheared one and kept the fleece aside for me. My mother in law soaked it clean in her bathtub (not sure father in law was thrilled).

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It turns out I am now going to try my hand at preparing and possibly dying my own fibre, to make my own yarn, to knit up my own pattern. Wish me luck, I guess!

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About whilemollynaps

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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