Thank you for your comments and emails about my latest post.
I can't tell you how lovely it was to read those. And there were so many projects I wanted to start - what an industrious and creative group of people you are!
I haven't always found it easy to keep this blog going. Sometimes I can't think of anything to write and nor do I feel like working on projects. Over the years I've wondered whether it was worth writing the blog if I wasn't going to be a full-time maker and crafts-person (I've been studying and working in an office as a writer for nearly four years). And blogs seem almost old-fashioned now when most people are using Instagram, Twitter, etc.
But I'm pleased that I've been able to keep it ticking along, albeit in a small and modest way, because making things and taking photos brings me a lot of joy.
Thank you for following all this time, and welcome if you are a new reader. There's still time to enter the giveaway if you'd like to - I'll draw some winners this weekend.
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I finished knitting another pair of slippers last week. I used this free pattern and highly recommend it, especially if you live in an old Wellington house like ours.
They're easy to knit and you could use up random balls of wool you have lying around - for this pair I used some vintage cream worsted-weight wool and a strand of yellow mohair/silk yarn held double and I love the marled effect of that. It's definitely better to aim for a sturdy knitted fabric, rather than a soft one, so the slippers last longer and keep their shape.
The tones of the yarn reminded me of a recent family walk. When we reached the top of the hill, the bright blue of the Cook Strait was framed by golden gorse in flower.