Category Archives: fibre

Kowhai Pullover

The yarn for this jumper, the yellowy-mustardy-goldenness of it, fell into my hands at the same time as the blossoms on our local Kowhai tree came out. Kowhai is the Maori word for ‘yellow’ and the Kowhai tree is riotously … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Connection

Here, in pictures, is the story of my latest yarn from fibre to chain-plied skein! 200 yards of rainbow-goodness that I can’t wait to knit up! 

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N is for New Skills

And also navajo-plying. (If anyone can enlighten me as to why it’s called that I’d be grateful. My google-fu has failed me.) Above is my first attempt. A wild and twisted mess, but it did work! The colours stayed together … Continue reading

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Intentional Spinning

At the end of June I was offered a teaching job, with a little class of 5 and 6 year olds. This will be the first classroom of my own that I have ever had. To celebrate this event I … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend

I have had an entirely selfish Easter Weekend, enjoying pottering and sorting things around the house, doing bits of crafting just for me, and generally enjoying myself before the next busy week begins. I got almost a full spindle of … Continue reading

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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’. Then I realised that buying pattern books was also a lot of fun, so my bookshelf filled … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Craft Room

I have to clear out my craft room (which is really our spare bedroom) for a family member who is coming to stay at the beginning of December. I got as far as emptying the bin and then the clean … Continue reading

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