Category Archives: knitting

Manuka Mittens

Manuka Mittens were a natural follow-up to the Maranui Mittens. These are different though! They are more subtle, a little more grown up and refined. Manuka trees are prickly things that have incredible pink or white flowers during certain times … Continue reading

Posted in knitting, knitting patterns, Please don't use any of the images on this blog for any purpose unless receiving written permission from me | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Maranui Mittens

Maranui’s is a fantastic cafe on the water (almost literally – the beach is under the foundations) in Wellington’s Lyall Bay.  Wellington is known for it’s wind and wild weather, and on a family holiday there last year we experienced … Continue reading

Posted in knitting, knitting patterns, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Afternoon walks, fibre, handmade, knitting, knitting patterns, Please don't use any of the images on this blog for any purpose | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Matariki Baby Blanket

Matariki is Maori New Year, a time when the seven stars of Matariki (known as the Seven Sisters) can be seen clearly in the night sky. I knew right away that the aptly named ‘star stitch’ needed to become a … Continue reading

Posted in knitting, knitting patterns, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wristicuffs

Last year I submitted a pattern to Knitty magazine as an attempt to get my name known a little better in the online knitting circles that are out there. Well, they published it! Wristicuffs is a free pattern and it … Continue reading

Posted in knitting, knitting patterns, Please don't use any of the images on this blog for any purpose, spinning, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Holiday Crafting

Over the last school holidays Molly and I did a lot of crafting together. Here is a picture-post of the things we got done! (She is becoming surprisingly helpful.) Re-covered an old lampshade. This has been waiting to be done … Continue reading

Posted in knitting, Life, sewing, spinning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Unravelled.

Recently I went through Molly’s clothes and sorted them into piles of Too Small, Too Used, Too Big, etc. Mostly it was not too hard (other than the always bittersweet feeling of getting rid of outgrown things that are not … Continue reading

Posted in baby, knitting, living thoughtfully, Please don't use any of the images on this blog for any purpose, recycled, repurposed, stash, yarn | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments