Monday, October 28, 2013


I have finished my Dreamforest (Dreambird) shawl and I'm very happy with it!
The green/blue yarn is a super yummy hand spun by Vickevira – it's a blend
of BFL, baby alpaca and Tussah silk. That says it all, doesn't it?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Market updates

Blogger is glitching and it's not possible to update my market list
to the right. It’s a known problem and I hope they will sort it soon.
In the meantime, here is a list of where you can find me before Christmas:

Matakana Indie Market
Sunday 27 October, 9.30-2.30

Devonport Craft Market
Sunday 3 November, 10-3

Michael Park School Fair
Saturday 9 November, 9.30–3.30
Michael Park School, 55 Amy St, Ellerslie

Devonport Craft Market
Sunday 17 November, 10-3

Titirangi Village Market
Sunday 24 November, 10–2

Auckland Art & Craft Fair
Saturday 30 November, 11-3

Titirangi Village Market
Sunday 8 December, 10–2

There might be one or two more coming, but I will keep you posted.

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Haha, no, I will stick to my brand name but I have finally learned how to crochet and I'm really enjoying it!

I have always struggled with crochet... After sooo many years of knitting I couldn't get my head around how to hold the hook and use my hands – they just wanted to knit!

But at KAN last weekend (oh btw it was brilliant! If you live in NZ you should go next year!) I took a class in crochet for beginners and this week I have done quite a bit of practicing.

I started with just practicing the stitches. And yes, it's a bit wiggly and askew but that's ok!

Then I moved on to 'ripple'. Lucy at Attic24 has got a very good pattern if you would like to give it a try.

I love Lucy's rainbow blanket and would love to make one but will try to be sensible and start out with a cushion. I'm thinking the red, orange and hot pink shades of my cotton yarn would look great!

And one day I WILL make a blanket with all my cotton shades!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Blue Dreambird

I have finished my blue Dreambird shawl and I’m so pleased with it!
It’s knitted with my hand-dyed 4ply merino/silk/nylon.
I like the feel of it, it’s quite firm and it's got a nice weight to it.

I LOVE my new shawl!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Happy-go-knitty Rainbow

I'm very pleased with the new Happy-go-knitty Rainbow range!

From left to right:
Variegated BFL
Self-striping BFL
Self-striping alpaca/merino
7 x 20g alpaca/merino

Knitted samples of the self-striping rainbow yarn.
BFL to the left, alpaca/merino to the right


I'm going to KAN (Knit August Night) in Napier next Thursday for a 3 day long knitters retreat. The rainbow yarn I have got at the moment is for taking to KAN. Feedback on facebook on this yarn was amazing with lots of requests so I have started a booking list for the next dye lot. Feel free to contact me if you would like to pre-book some yarn. In the next dye lot I will probably make kits of BFL and alpaca/silk as well.

Friday, August 2, 2013


Cute little skeins that will be packed into Rainbow kits.
7 x 20g of alpaca/merino goodness.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Alpaca sock yarn

I have started skeining all the alpaca/merino sock yarn from the post below. This yarn is so lovely!

Some typical Happy-go-knitty colours

 And some a bit different. What do you reckon? Do you like them?