Something Wonderful is Happening.

Dressing the shawl
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.

Isla, the dog, "helping" in the shed.
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 serpentine river and a wavy shore-line. 

I want to exhibit it locally early next year so I have been careful about exposing it too much.

But, I've been asked for the pattern by knitters whom I respect overseas, and it's a bit hard to ignore the request.

Plantation Fir Trees
The advice from other knitter/designers is to just go ahead and get the design done and publish....I'd feel better.

Now, that was all a preamble to explain that there will have to be a complete technological up-grade here in order to remain in contact with you all AND publish on-line. 

A finance plan has been drawn up and submitted.

Software has been sampled.

This web-site has been explored (actually I've done it before) for "side-bar" features.

Family have been recruited for technological help.

The Shawl
There will be more.

It's a whole new world, and one I have been tip-toeing to for some time. I appreciate the welcome I have had from Justine Turner of Just-Jussi Designs. She promised to wriggle over and give me some room!...bless.

Shawl in perspective
Take care,

Fiona MacBride


Fiona MacBride said…
To those of you at Rhinebeck, we're a bit jealous.