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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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A Love Letter to Knitting and New Zealand

Over the next 30 days I am going to tell the story of each of the patterns in The New Zealand Collection and I can’t wait to start! Each pattern is a knitted representation or interpretation about something that I … Continue reading

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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

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Summer Sewing

The temperature here over the last few weeks has been HOT and extremely humid. It’s not knitting weather. While that’s certainly a shame, I have plenty of other things to be getting on with! Sewing is something that I am … Continue reading

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A Year of Flowers

This year appears to have had a floral theme. I was looking through my photos last night and I found a selection of bouquets, from humble and tumbled to very grand. These have all been given to me at some … Continue reading

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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

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New Pattern – Kindy Cardi

A few months ago I spun some rainbow yarn in a long gradient. I knew that it would be used to make something for Molly (as it was a little too bright for my taste) but I wasn’t sure what. … Continue reading

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