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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

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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

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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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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

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Hands On – Happy-go-Knitty

When I turned up for the Hands On shoot with Helene of Happy-go-Knitty it was pouring with rain and I hadn’t brought any lights with me. However, Helene was very willing to stand outside (under cover!) with armfuls of yarn so … Continue reading

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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

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An Unintentional Tradition

It seems that I have made Molly a knitted toy each year. The first one was a bear, I gave it to her on her first birthday. I loved it more than she did but it gets some good playtime … Continue reading

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