Category Archives: Raymond Appreciation

Christmas up North

Happy Christmas to you!  It’s mid-afternoon as I type this, so many of my blog friends will not have reached Christmas yet, still asleep for a few hours before being woken up by over excited children! I started to write … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice

Solstice blessings to you! We were lucky enough to share Summer Solstice Celebrations with some dear friends last night who love on top of a hill… whoops, as I proof read that I noticed my typo, but not all typos … Continue reading

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Faffing around with Fair Isle….

I’ve never been inclined to learn Fair Isle before, but this week I’ve been knitting a little gift for a gorgeous wee girl who I love very much who is part of a family of performers.  They are quite the … Continue reading

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Making stuff for KB.

The knitting above is not for KB, I’m terribly sorry to tantalise you in my previous post with knitting and not tell you what it was!  (Oh my goodness, can you imagine what a non-knitter who just stumbled into Crochet with … Continue reading

Posted in Cables, Raymond Appreciation, SOCKS!!! | 49 Comments

Let Me Out.

“Mrow”  (Let me out) “Mrooooowwwww” (Let me ouuuuuuutttttt) “Rowwwwl” (Fine then.  I’ll ask She Who Knits) “Maoooow?”  (She Who Knits, you are much more kind and benvolent than Her With The Camera, will you free me from this glass and … Continue reading

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It turns out that it is silly to take a Siamese Cat on an 11 hour car journey… He yowled from Wellington to Taihape… He continued to yowl from Taihape to Turangi and even though I had hoped that the two HUGE bags … Continue reading

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Thanks to a mammoth effort on KB’s part this morning, I estimate that we are 97% packed and ready to leave on Monday morning! We have had an enormous week of ‘lasts’ and saying goodbye and now have the weekend … Continue reading

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New Beginnings…

I realised today when I was writing the date at work that October has already begun!  I hadn’t even prepared my monthly mosaic … normally I am so excited by them that I get them ready about a week early … Continue reading

Posted in Dyeing Wool, Kaleidescope Blanket, Monthly mosaics, Raymond Appreciation, Richie the Lamb!, SOCKS!!! | 64 Comments


I’m feeling a bit blah at the moment… I have a few bits and bobs to write about but I’m lacking motivation!  So I’ll just pop in to say hello!  And leave you with a photo of Raymond which made KB … Continue reading

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Sock Self Portrait

Last week I said to you that I would knit all day in class to get these socks finished…. I was expecting to take until Friday, but by 2.45pm on Thursday they were done! I had to take these photos … Continue reading

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