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Showing posts from October, 2014

Something Wonderful is Happening.

There are changes afoot here at Tin Shed Yarns.

Lots of changes, and all good.
I'd like to think of last year as a "consolidation" year; a year of practising and deepening the knitting knowledge. 

Turns out I already knew quite a bit...and I feel most of us actually know an awful lot -it's just that we hesitate before putting our knowledge to the test for fear of getting it wrong or wasting time and wool.

I was well supported many years ago by the Auckland Spinners' and Weavers' Guild, where the notion of "getting it wrong" or "wasting wool" was firmly encouraged. I came out the other side of all that with an artist's mind for process.

Armed with lace knitting knowledge, I designed (scribbled in a quad book) and knitted a square shawl. It was a Leviathan task. 
I am deeply proud of it.

It's not a complicated design. It is meant as an appreciation for my new surroundings here in South Kaipara (well, one year). There is a fir tree motif, a …