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When I started this blog back in 2009, my aim was to contribute in some way to the sustainability of New Zealand’s wool industry and the yarns made using New Zealand wool, by writing about them and showcasing projects that I knitted, and ultimately designed, in those yarns.   166 more words


Dancing with lace, playing with leaves

We all know about blocking.  Sometimes I don’t agree with it.  I don’t think socks need to be blocked, for instance.  My view is that they block on the feet – why do they need a special blocking when they are just going to be washed and dried and unceremoniously hung on the line after each use anyway? 241 more words


The Shepherd Hoodie: Finale!

It has been very wet and cool this week, in contrast to last week.  That makes drying a thick wool hoodie quite difficult.  However, Sally’s hoodie was finally off the rack last night, so without further ado, here are our finished projects, and just in time for the end of Wovember! 117 more words


KAL Diary: The Shepherd Hoodie, Week 8

It has been a very hot and sunny week this week.  I am very sad that I cannot wear my glorious new FO,  the Shepherd Hoodie. 281 more words


KAL Diary: The Shepherd Hoodie Week 3

This week, I deliberately went slow on the hoodie.

I told myself it was because I didn’t want to get too ahead of Sally.  I had knitted quite a few inches of the hoodie before we agreed to a KAL, after all. 404 more words


The Void of Lillia Hyrna

You’ll recognise this moment.  The last stitch has been bound off, the project is nicely blocking, you sit down back in your chair and…

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KAL Diary: Shepherd Hoodie Week 2

Sally and I have decided to do a weekly post about our progress on our respective Shepherd Hoodies. Look out for our KAL posts every Sunday afternoon NZ time for the next six weeks (or until the knitting is done!) This is week 2! 1,260 more words