I was having an interesting discussion about wool the other day. The person I was talking to is not a knitter, and I suspect the last time he wore wool was when he was a kid and it was probably the old-fashioned itchy kind that no longer exists. I was doing my usual rave about... Continue Reading →
I've had some great feedback about possums from my latest post touching on this subject. Thank you for taking the time to read it, and to send me your comments! Char reminded me that the latest Vogue Knitting (Winter 2010/11) contains an article about possums (entitled Creature Comfort). It's an extremely accurate piece of reporting, and... Continue Reading →
You may know that October 2010 hosted the "British Wool Week". Initiated by HRH Prince Charles, the week-long focus on wool was a major event in The Campaign for Wool. The initiative has been convened to encourage people and businesses to use wool - to recognise and utilise the superior benefits of this natural fibre. We're not just talking... Continue Reading →
The poignant contents of a parcel that arrived in the post today: Adieu, Needlefood. We will miss you.
What a great week it was last week: 1. Lightning storm over Wellington blew up my phone line and my laptop. Now really have to resort to using an internet café to go online! You'll have to excuse a relative paucity of posts until this situation gets fixed. 2. The same lightning storm also dumped... Continue Reading →
I was very saddened to hear that Needlefood will close its doors in September 2010. Needlefood is one of New Zealand's indie dyers of sock (4 ply) and worsted (10 ply) weight yarns. Michelle's yarns are vibrant, and beautiful, and very good quality. I got these recently, but I'm going to have to get more, as... Continue Reading →