This dishcloth making is going well and apart from having to really concentrate on every single row, the raindrop dishcloth is finished and I love it. There is something about knitting a super textured pattern that really appeals to me, it feels and looks so cool too!
Situated about an hour and 15 minutes drive from Lake Taupo is the beautiful Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's largest active volcano. We decided to do a trip to see the volcano, which is nestled in the Tongariro National Park and spent a really lovely couple of hours there, exploring the area. What I found really interesting was that the weather was so hot (for us!) sitting on steady temperatures of around 25 degrees for the last 3 weeks or so, but there were still many pockets of snow on Mt Ruapehu, which made for a really pretty sight.
It felt good this week to cast the first dishcloth off my needles and master the leaf lace pattern. There were a couple of hiccups along the way, like when I was reading the wrong row at one stage and that time that I zoned out and just kept purling the entire way across the row, but I got there and you know what, this pattern wasn't hard at all.
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This is me squishing the pretty sock yarn that I bought in New Zealand. It's funny because I go through stages with craft supplies and crush on all sorts of different things in a short period. At the moment it is sock yarn, in December it was stationery supplies and the month before that it was highlighter pens. Yep.
Following on from Ali's post yesterday, I thought I'd pop back in and share some good old fashioned play ideas with you. I think my favourite is the collapsible cardboard house, because cubby houses were simply the BEST when I was little.
I live with my husband and 2 children in Tasmania, Australia. I love to make nice things, spend time with my family, travel, bake yummy treats, read pretty craft books, give handmade gifts, toast marshmallows in our wood fired oven & live a lovely life.