Tuesday, September 25, 2012

And so ...

Here we are ... more monkeys. One is for my six-year-old grand-nephew who suffers from HUS (hemolytic-uremic syndrome), a chronic kidney disease. He lives in the UK but would like to be part of the Great Sock Monkey Challenge so I made a monkey especially for him. The second monkey is for his little brother. And to keep the other monkey company, of course. The striped monkey is French. And the spotty one used to be a pirate. Arrrgh.

I also made some more lavender bags - a birthday present for my niece.

Reading Die trying by Lee Child (Jack Reacher #2) + Listening Collapsing Cities' Strangers again + Watching Moonrise Kingdom + Viewing Home AKL - an exhibition of contemporary Pacific art at the Auckland Art Gallery

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Photos taken on a morning walk around my neighbourhood.

Have a lovely week.

Monday, September 10, 2012

round things

It's been a busy week. I've been on jury service which was interesting and a bit surreal.

I found time though to bake these delicious macaroons. I'm afraid I can't share the recipe with you but it was a lot like this one.

And inspired by Renilde de Peuter's mobiles and this tutorial at Henry happened I made myself a simple necklace using wooden beads. I threaded them onto hemp cord although I think ribbon would look nice too.

How's your week been?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I've been thinking about updating my blog a bit and I've started by adding a couple of my knitting patterns for you to use in any way you like - the raindrops and the cartridge-belt rib scarf that I've found very useful. And even though it's officially Spring here both these patterns still seem seasonally appropriate, unfortunately. You'll find the patterns listed on the sidebar under my welcome message. I hope you can make use of them.

Watching Jiro dreams of sushi a delightful documentary about an 85-year-old sushi master and Surfwise documentary about legendary surfer Dorian Paskowitz who 'dropped out' to live in a camper van with his wife and nine children (all home-schooled) + Reading Remake it home by Henrietta Thompson + Listening to Graceland (still)