6 February 2014

I'm Back

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I've written you dozens of posts over the past couple of months but they've all been in my head. I've thought about you and missed "chatting" with you but somehow, the longer I didn't post, the harder it became ... 

Anyway, I'm back. There is so much to tell you! But, I'm about to start dinner, so I'll have to be quick and pop back again really soon.

  • We've bought a house with enough land for a big vege garden, an orchard, some animals and Mr Myrtle's beehives and we move in next week. It'll be fun showing you around;
  •  Summer is STILL going and it's only getting warmer. I'd really forgotten how long and how hot summer is here and I'm in desperate need of some new lightweight, cool things to wear. Won't it be fun to get my sewing machine out of our container next week?
  • I've been knitting, albeit a bit more slowly than usual. My sore shoulder seems to have come right and I've got a few new (finished!) bits to show you;
  • There's even been a bit of crochet;
  • My stash of NZ yarn is slowly growing although I'm quite daunted by the prospect of desperately trying to buy yarn on Facebook at the same time as a gazillion other keen knitters. From what I can gather, you have to be in the right place at the right time and quickly slap a "SOLD" comment on the yarn you like when its photo pops up. My heart stops in panic just at the thought of it. So far I've stuck to my comfort zone - quietly browsing and buying from local on-line and real life stores - although, if you're reading this Sarah, GOSH I MISS THE SHEEP SHOP!
  • The new school year began this week in New Zealand and on Monday three of my four kids had their first day at the little country school near our new house. My nearly four year old "baby" is off to the local Playcentre with me two mornings a week. I suspect things might be a bit up and down while everyone settles in but I'm hoping their daily swim in the school pool will help smooth the road.

So, there you have it. A snippet of where I"m at. Thank you so much for your kind messages wondering where I was and if I was ok, I'm touched that you missed me too.

If you're wondering about my photo - I was inspired to post today whilst trying to untangle my handspun skein. I'm not sure how it happened but it's a huge, tight mess and I seem to be turning it into some sort of boucle yarn trying to sort it out.  It's destined to be a lovely wrap because, I am absolutely thrilled to tell you, sometimes it's cool here in the evenings! 

Despite my worst fears, It looks certain that I'll still need knitwear. Phew.

Back real soon. X


21 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back! I too hate the Facebook way of selling yarn; so far I've only got one skein of RRHY and that was due to a ballot draw and no Featherbrush Yarns so far. Going to go back to dyeing my own I think once the garage is done and I get my dye stuff back on site.

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  2. Yay! So good to see you back!

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  3. Missing you terribly Lib! Love to you all. xx

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  4. It's good to hear that you're settling in! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make when you dig your sewing machine out.

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  5. Nice to see you are back! House sounds idyllic!

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  6. Lovely to see you back!! Congrats on the house purchase, it sounds like paradise, where abouts will you be located?

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  7. Good to hear your news, look forward to seeing your new home and knits, welcome back

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  8. Welcome back ! That garden of yours sounds like heaven !

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  9. Hooray, welcome back! Can't wait to hear more about the house, the knitting and -- most importantly -- the veg patch! xxx

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  10. So happy to see your post this morning. We recently relocated to a much warmer area. First of all getting our belongings out of storage after 9 months was like Christmas. Because I can wear wool for about two hours a year I have really adjusted my knitting. I have been using some linen blends and I have tried a few cotton wool blends. It just meant having to make some new yarn purchases.

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  11. Welcome back! It's so nice to hear you are all taking your time and settling in! The new home sounds lovely, and I can't wait for you to show us around! Enjoy all the sunshine you can soak up while you've got it! Those of us on the other side of the world are VERY jealous at the moment!

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  12. Hooray! you're back, I was hoping you hadn't given up. So beehives hey, brilliant, let me know if you need any very amateur tips, will there be room for chickens? If you get chickens as well you might be living my dream! It's very lovely to hear from you again, I can't wait to see all the lovely things you have been creating. - Annie

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  13. Congrats on all the big changes!

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  14. A new house, an orchard, veggie patch oooooh so happy for you that you all are settling really nice. Great to hear from you again. Take it easy, love to hear all from down under.
    Regards,
    Viv

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  15. YAY! I'm so excited and honestly, relieved too that you are okay, that you have a house with all that room for wonderful things! Can't wait to see. Welcome back!

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  16. Welcome back - I have been wondering what you have been up to over the summer holidays. How exciting having your own home and land. Are you close to where you are currently staying? It will be so nice to have all your own things around you again. Looking forward to the tour.

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  17. We miss you too! Your photo is absolutely gorgeous by the way - it belongs framed on the wall or in a calendar. If that yarn untangling gets a bit much, did you know there's a Rav group to help with it? http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-problem

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  18. wow! sounds like you've had some huge changes - and your new home sounds magic. Hope the rest of your week went well and your pretty handspun lost its tangle - it's terribly hot over here in Melbourne too - I'd give anything for a lovely cool swim tonight.

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  19. Glad you are settled in. Sounds like your week was like mine, my two boys back to their country school and lots of swims in the school pool!

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  20. Wonderful to "see" you back! Everything seems to be going great for you all - so pleased! I've missed your posts and knitting adventures! The house and new lifestyle sounds idyllic, very envious! Looking forward to hearing and seeing more about it all! Take care x

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  21. Welcome back! The good thing is that only a couple of New Zealand yarnies sell on Facebook. And they don't get any of my custom from it. Hate Facebook, even though I love the yarns. If I buy from them, it's because I see it in person. Sounds horrible, but I really do intensely dislike that awful site, let alone having to 'brawl' for yarn. Not at all lady like.

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