What have we been doing lately?

Lots, as usual.

Some of us went to a very enjoyable spin-in at Palmerston North. There was a little alarm afterwards when the minibus wouldn’t start but that was soon fixed.

Stranded, briefly

Were we going to be waifs and strays stranded on the wrong side of the Tararuas? No, all was well.

The Wool Shed had an Open Day one Wednesday – free admission and shearing demos from time to time all day. We had heaps of visitors to talk to. It was school holidays and the shearing was very popular.


Scotty in action

We had a series of inspiring classes with Jenny Hart, knitter extraordinaire. Participants were challenged with patchwork squares, embellished squares and directional knitting. I don’t know about everybody else but one of the things I learned was a lot about recovering from mistakes!


A few of the samples from the workshops

Another day we were charmed by a colourful poncho for a granddaughter –


I wish I’d got a better photo

– and by some tiny little outfits for babies

Baby outfits


And we were in awe of a rug – hand-woven and knotted. There are 19,580 knots!

Knotted rug

All those knots

Back of rug

Just to prove the back is as immaculate as the front

So what’s next? Our Spin-in, of course! It’s on September 10th at Wairarapa College, Masterton. Look at this blog again nearer the time for full details, and maps, and everything you need to know. We’d love to see you there!


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