Thursday, March 23, 2017

New look

This is my new look for a while. I had my hair have off to support Shave For a Cure. Leukemia and Blood cancer, which we are fundraising for at work.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Beautiful Merino

I was lucky enough to have some beautiful 14ply merino arrive in the mail today. I had ordered this yarn from Facebook. It has come from Lochanside Alpacas, which is up in the North Island. I also ordered some stitch markers, and they look even better in person. The yarn is called Coral Fairy, and so soft.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Long time, no post

I do keep meaning to post here, but then I let life get in the way. I don't think anyone is following this little blog of mine, but that's okay. I shall endeavour to improve writing on here more. Gotta keep a record of my knitting somewhere. 😊

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015


Okay, so I thought I should do an update on my afghan. It is coming along quite nicely, even after some ripping back, and quite a few changes in the patterns. Yes, I have ditched some of the patterns I was going to use, and have changed the number of rows, as well. Who knew that working out patterns for a simple afghan would take so much work?!?!? I have paper, pencil, calculator, AND rubber all handy. I have needed them, too. Another thing I have learned, knitting and rugby don't always mix. Although, to be fair, it HAS kept me awake - both the knitting and the rugby.

Sunday, October 04, 2015


This afghan has gone through a couple of changes. I will post more about it once things settle down. I have changed a couple of the patterns, changed how they are knitted up. Ripped it out so many times, but hope that has ended. Onward, and upward I go. 😊

Sunday, September 27, 2015

So, here is some information on the afghan. I am using Ashford Tekapo 8 ply wool. I am using 5 mm needles, because I am a tight knitter and with the cables in the pattern, I want a slightly looser fabric. 383 stitches, and the patterns I am using are Wavy Cable-from The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, page 56. Cable Squares-The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, page 42. Tilting Thick and Thin Basket-Maria Parry-Jones The Knitting Stitch Bible, page 59. Cabled Goat-Half-Assed Knit Blog Angel Wings-www.craftcookie Robo Stitch 1-www.craftcookie Mountain Peaks-www.craftcookie I am using two colours. But can't show a picture of the second colour yet, as I have it on order. Will put up pictures when I have both colours. I have no idea how much yarn it is going to take, that is part of the adventure. 😉


I said I would post a picture of the afghan. Here it is. I can't spread the stitches out, because my needle isn't long enough.

Long time, no see

But I am here for now. It is 3:56am, here in New Zealand, and the RWC is on. We are watching the Canada/Italy game at the moment. The two I really want to see are South Africa/Samoa, and England/Wales. I feel sorry for the Samoans, what with SA coming off their shock loss to Japan. Anyway, I have designed an Afghan. It is going to be called New Beginnings. I have no pictures, yet, but will post them as I progress. I have never done this before, so it is an adventure. I am knitting this for my beautiful younger sister, and she got naming rights. She has no idea of the patterns I have picked, and not seen the colour, either.