Kiwiyarns Knits

A blog about New Zealand yarns, knitting and life


Are you WALing too?

Have you noticed the new image on my sidebar?

Yes, it’s November!  And that means it’s Wovember!

This year, Wovember organisers have come up with a new way that knitters can participate in promoting pure wool: the WAL.

It’s simple:  in short, simply knit a project in 100% wool during Wovember, notify the organisers on 15 November and send them a pic of your finished project on 30 November! (have a look at the link I’ve given above for full details)

Pure wool is so versatile…

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Pure wool

As you can guess, I already have mine – the Shepherd Hoodie strikes me as an extremely Wovemberish project.  Plus, we’re allowed to include a project that we have already started!

So what are you waiting for?  I bet you have a 100% wool WIP project tucked into your basket somewhere… why not finish it during November and send in your photo?

It will be a fantastic tribute to, and showcase of pure wool to see all those amazing projects.



A one day sale

If you are in Wellington tomorrow, 10 Dec, you might be interested to know that Stansborough are having a one day sale at their premises at 22 Sydney St, Petone. Here’s a link to the map if you need directions.

I went in and dropped some knitted samples off to them today to support the yarn sales.  Such delicious scarves, shawls, blankets and other gorgeous 100% woollen goodness on display… all woven on turn-of-the-century looms.

The products are up to 50% off, so if you are on the look out for a quality Christmas present for a loved one, do go along and have a look and say hi to Cheryl and Barry Eldridge.

I’ve given you a representation of what’s going to be there tomorrow.  But really, the goods have to be seen (and felt) to be appreciated.  These photos are taken from their website.  I wish I could find images of the other beautiful things I saw (should have taken photos!)  There is a huge variety of colour and pattern to choose from.