Saturday, December 10, 2011

Raspberry Fizz

When I was down in Wellington for Craft 2.0 a while ago,
I finally met the lovely Wei Siew from Kiwiyarns.
She bought some BFL sock yarn from me and now she has started knitting it.
She’s has named the yarn ‘Raspberry Fizz’ and she’s giving it
a very good review that you can read here.

Thanks Wei Siew!

Photo by Kiwiyarns

Would you like to try BFL sock yarn for yourself?
I have semi-solid and self striping yarn for sale at Oh, For Craft’ Sake.
Soon it will be listed on felt.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

More BFL

The BFL sock yarn is proving very popular.
I have some brand new skeins ready for
Titirangi Village Market tomorrow.
See you there?

Self-striping BFL sock yarn

Semi-solid BFL sock yarn

Monday, November 21, 2011


Today I am featured on Auckland Art & Craft Fair’s blog.
(With typo and all! That's what happens when you work late
every night preparing for all the markets.)

I'm looking forward to this one, it'll be big and amazing.
Come and see me!

Saturday 10 December, 11–3 at Aotea Centre, Auckland City

Click here to read about me and my work.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

You made me happy

Sometimes people blow you away.
This blog post made me very happy.
Thanks Wei Siew, I hope we meet
soon again.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blendy knits again

I’m going to Wellington on Friday and I’m looking forward to
a very exciting weekend. On Saturday it’s time for Craft2.0.

At the Atrium, Chaffers Dock Building, Herd Street,
Wellington City. We will be open 10–4.

But there is more! The very clever Belinda Too from Blendy Knits
is releasing her latest book, Blendy Knits Again, at Craft2.0!

As a special bonus issue, pre-Craft2.0 event, come along to the
Blendy Knits Book Launch Party on Friday night and be the first
to buy this great new knitting book, which features 25 patterns for
hats, legwarmers, fingerless gloves, socks, lace scarves cardigans.

Blendy Knits Book Launch Party
Friday Oct 28 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Paramount Theatre – by the bar

Not only can you lay your hands on the new book, I will be there
so that you can get some yarn for your knitting! The two patterns
below are made from Happy-go-knitty hand-dyed cotton.
My sock yarn is not featured in the book (it’s too new!)
but of course you can use it for the patterns in the book.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

So handy!

Well, I have to say that I'm very pleased with the self-striping
sock yarn!These cute socks arrived in my letterbox today,
my kind sister knitted them for me to use as samples.
Aren’t they very cool!

I have dyed some more self-striping BFL...

...and some more semi-solid BFL.

Tomorrow I will do the 75%wool/25% nylon sock yarn.

If you would like to buy some yarn, they are listed
in my shop at Oh, For Crafts Sake.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Going to Craft2.0?

Are you planning to visit Craft2.0 on the 29 October?
Are you a bit curious about my new sock yarn?
Well, I'm going to dye heaps more to bring to Craft2.0
so if there are any specific colours you would like to see,
please leave a comment below!

I will dye semi-solids and self-striping,
BFL and 75%wool/25%nylon.

You can see samples of my sock yarn here.

No obligations to buy it of course,
but you might find it hard to resist!

PS. Please let me know soon, so that I can have it ready!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

From wool to cuff

My very clever sister has dyed and spun me some beautiful merino.
Since it is hand-spun, it slowly shifts in colour and I thought that
would be really cool for cuffs. I decided to make the cuffs with
a frill at the end and they have some subtle beads around the edge.

Hand-dyed, hand-spun, hand-knitted...
It doesn’t get much more hand-made than that!

And I made some cuffs stripy in a colourful
Happy-go-knitty kind of way.

I have dyed some more orange and pink cotton.
I didn’t have many skeins left to dye,
but more will arrive in a couple of weeks.

Want to see more of my sister’s gorgeous hand-spun yarn?
Check it out here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'm so lucky!

You know I just dyed some beautiful BFL sock yarn.
But I don't know how to knit socks...
I’m so lucky that my dear sister is a clever sock knitter
and knits a sample for me!

Thanks sis!

Not only is she a clever sock knitter – she spins
the most amazing yarn! Check out her blog,
Minspiration, for some fantastic fibers.

Monday, October 3, 2011


I have had some new brand images taken for my bead-knitted cuffs.
Thanks Lisa for being such a gorgeous model!




Stripy with variegated hand-dyed merino

All my cuffs are knitted with 100% NZ merino.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to order a pair.
Beaded cuffs – NZD$60
Stripy cuffs – NZD$50

Photos by Dag Young

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sock yarn!

Yes, I’m very pleased to let you know that I now have a range
of hand-dyed sock yarn. And not any kind of sock yarn, but
superwash 100% BFL – the yarn that sock-knitters all over the
world are raving about! It’s a lustrous yarn with a high twist
that makes it durable for socks. But it’s soft to the skin so it’s
just as suitable for baby clothes, shawls, wrist-warmers
or any other 4ply knitting.

Happy-go-knitty BFL comes in semi-solid and self-striping.
Yes, that’s right – self-striping! So now you can knit stripy
socks without the hazzle of all the ends. Yay!
The self-striping comes in two versions –
4 colours fine stripes or 2 colours wide stripes.

The yarn will be available shortly in my shop at
Oh, For Crafts Sake. But you can come and see and touch
tomorrow at Devonport Craft Market.

Purple, blues and green semi-solid

Purple, blues and greens self-striping

Burgundy, pinks and red semi-solid

Burgundy, pink, red and orange self-striping

Beautiful flowers

A few weeks ago I sent some hand-dyed cotton to a lady in America.
She has come back to me, telling me she has become a complete
crochet addict... Look at the beautiful flowers she has made!

Harriet makes the most stunning glass beads.
I hope you don’t give them up, Harriet!

You can see her beads here.

Do you want to make the flowers too?
You can buy the pattern here.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New on Felt

For those of you who like to shop from Felt,
I have now updated my shop there as well.

12ply at OFCS

The new on-line market Oh, For Crafts’ Sake is a big success
with 278 ‘likers’ the day after it opened!

I added more stock to my ‘market table’ today,
lots of yummy 12ply core spun wool.

Click the image to pop in and have a look.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Oh, For Crafts’ Sake

Last night a new on-line market launched on facebook.
Market ‘tables’ full of crafty goodness and I’m very happy to be part of it.
Why not check it out for yourself?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another trip

I’m super excited about another trip to Wellington and Craft2.0!
This time it will be at a new venue in central Wellington, sounds great!
Put it in your calendar – it will be heaps of fun!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Beautiful, colourful day

It’s been a warm and sunny day today
– perfect for dyeing yarn!

Tomorrow I will do blues, greens and purples.

I hope your day was colourful too.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Going South

Well, not me in person, but the wonderful 12ply core spun wool
will arrive in the South Island in a couple of days!

The lovely Kirsty from Sew Pretty has taken on my yarn.
She will take them to the big Dunkley’s Craft Fairs so put
these dates in your calendar:

Christchurch, 19–21 August
Dunedin, 26–28 August

These are the 20 skeins that are on their way. Head over to Dunkley’s
and have a squish and see how wonderfully soft they are!

And soon peeps, they will arrive in Wellington as well!
Stay tuned.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Kiwiyarns have published a brilliant list on indie dyers in NZ.
There are some very nice words about Happy-go-knitty
and she is mentioning my amazing sis as well.
Click the pic below to read about me and some other clever people.


Today I sent 30 new skeins of hand-dyed cotton to
Holland Road Yarn Company in Wellington.

Tash has stocked my cotton yarn since she opened the shop.
And very soon she will also stock the super yummy 12 ply core spun wool.

HRYC specialises in yarn from indie dyers. If you haven’t visited her
very funky shop yet – go for it!