Thursday, January 24, 2013


Below is the Cowl I've just finished knitting.  I really like it and was tempted to keep it for myself, but resisted and have listed on Etsy and the website.  Hopefully it will sell soon so all temptation will be gone!

Do you have moments when you want to keep what you've made?  Every so often there's just one that seems a little more tempting than others. And I must say it doesn't help that I love soft, warm Cowls.

My favourites are the soft, single lacy ones.  These are perfect for those who live in milder climates ... just like our climate here in Auckland.

The Cowl sits comfortably around the neck, and looks great worn under a jacket or as an accessory to your outfit.  It's also a lovely accessory for autumn and spring, where there are those days that remind you a little of winter.

Wearing mine to work one day, I found that I wore it all day - it felt so comfortable, soft and snuggly for a cold wintery day. The office I was working in didn't have central heating so the cowl really came in handy.  Also it complimented what I was wearing that day.  Here's the lacy cowls I'm writing about:

I'd really love to hear about the winter accessory you just can't live without.  Is it a cowl, scarf, gloves, hat?  Or a big thick winter coat?  Or maybe it's a favourite pair of boots?  Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know!

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's 2013!

Happy New Year!  A little late I know, but the last few weeks have been filled with old friends, new friends, friends from far away, family, renovations and all the fun things that Christmas breaks are filled with.  

Then to top off our break, my husband and I stayed at a lovely beach property with friends last weekend. Although we were only there for 2 days it felt more like a whole week.  Does everyone feel like that when they spend a couple of days at the beach?  

My laptop and knitting were left behind and were replaced with togs, towels and sunblock.   We swam, sunbathed, swam again, played card games until late and then repeated it all again the next day. It was bliss!

So much so, that for the past week as I've thought about my goals for the new year, it's been a struggle to get past the first one on my incomplete list ... spend more time at the beach!

I know that my list will grow and develop over the next few days.  Hopefully the one thing that I can tick off as completed in a few months is goal #1!  Have you already written down your plans for 2013?