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Just to sit a while and enjoy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

wellington visit.

I have just returned from a trip to wellington, new zealand to visit my brother, his wife and my new nephew. This is the view of the city from the hill just behind my brothers house. It is such a beautiful city with wonderful views, great wooden houses and lots of deep green trees.
Theses are just a few of the houses in and around the city area. I love the look of all these wooden houses. I could imagine living in one of these places. I could imagine sitting on the verandah and spinning or knitting.

This is a charming but very long pathway down to a house. Just imagine walking down there in the dark.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

bothwell spin-in

This is the lovely little town of Bothwell in the centre of Tasmania. Every second year it hosts the spin-in. And as the name suggests it is all about spinning, knitting and all things wooley.
These fantastic felted orbs are made by a very talented lady called Sue Evans. She also does contemporary artwork and custom made garments.

This stunning jacket is her felted thylacine( tasmanian Tiger) jacket.

There is also a competition for the longest spun thread from 10g of wool. This was facinating to look at the various entries from around the world. One entry that caught my eye was by an English lady called Amanda Hannaford and here thread was 652.726m long. So you can just imagine how fine it was. Truelly amazing.
I had a great day and only bought a little optim from ms gusset, and some silk/wool mix from the guild. I thought I was very good indeed.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

one row scarf

I found some lace weigh yarn in my stash and decided to make the one row scarf. I was very impressed by how quickly and easily this scarf knitted up and how impressive it looked when finished.
I was not sure how long to make it so I just kept going until the yarn was finished. I posted it off today for a birthday swap so I hope my swapee likes it.
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