Hello and welcome too my new blog where I'll share with you my Yarn Journey.
I've been a knitter since the age of 8yrs old, I worked as a Professional knitter making Aran Jumpers for Japanese Tourist for a Giftware shop in a Winery in NSW not far from where we living at the time with 2 small children.
Each winter of course my kids had new jumpers, we moved from Sydney too Port Macquarie on the NSW mid north coast Xmas 1990. I knitted on and off but we found the winters not as cold as in Sydney and the kids were older and preferred too wear Track tops, early 1997 I was introduced too Patchwork, a craft that I've loved for many years but was happy knitting.
we moved too the Gold Coast late 2001, my obsession with patchwork grew and the needles were packed away.
over the last 2-3 winters I've really felt like knitting again and it wasn't till this winter I decided too take a step back with my patchwork and pick up the needles again, I've been on Instagram for awhile and then I found Podcast, knitting podcast which I was listening too late at night after work while stitching, well it wasn't long and I soon discovered Hand Dyed Yarns, so the yarn journey began, I re-joined Ravelry stocked up my yarn stash and the knitting hasn't stopped..

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Yarn Swap from NZ

My Gorgepus Yarn Swap parcel arrived safely from New Zealand, I had the Lovely Libby from TrulyMyrtle who hosted the swap. I've heard Libby talk about Brushtail Possums and how they use their fur for yarn, I was given 3 Balls of a mix blend of NZ Merino, Brushtail Possum and Cotton, I've decided too use it with Libby's new hat pattern Alice, you can find Libby and her patterns on Ravelry  also on IG as @trulymyrtlephotos.
Possum Yarn. In Swap
I also finished another pair of socks for the Xmas Box, one more pair on the needles they will be the last, I'm running out of time...
Emerald Green Men's Socks.
The pattern for the socks was Vanilla Latte Sock. Eye of Partridge Heel and Star Toe from the pattern, I really like this round toe better and will be using it a lot from now on. Free pattern on Ravelry. I've put in an order for New Sock Blockers in Large for Xmas.... Thanks for stopping by Happy Knitting Maree

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