Tag: NZ

What I Knit This Summer

I’m sure at least one of you is wondering — "Well, fine, lots of sheep, some yarn stores, but did she actually get any knitting done on the trip?" Well, yes and no.  OK, well, actually, there can only be one accurate answer there, which is YES, I did knit a couple of things on…

Cruella’s — Nelson, NZ

Nelson, NZ — a town at the north end of the South Island — is kind of an odd place. It is the nearest town of any real size to Abel Tasman National Park, which is where we had a day of kayaking booked.  The kayaking was fabulous — we had a beautiful sunny day,…

Not Yarn!

Can you blame me for getting all excited when I saw this from the highway on the way into Christchurch??  I mean, they have live alpacas out front, for cryin’ out loud. Unfortunately, the sign is quite misleading, in my opinion.  In fact, I have found out that there are a lot of places in…

DOOOOON-Eden!

OK, I admit it — this blogging "on the road" thing is a little harder than I thought it would be.  The main problem we are encountering is with accessing the "hotspots".  While there are plenty of them, it seems like practically each and every "hotspot" is owned by a different internet access company.  So,…

Yarn, Finally

Well, it had to happen sometime. I had to stumble upon some yarn eventually. I didn’t expect it to be in the little town of Gore, though. Nor did I expect it to be some lovely handspun. Just hold your horses — I’ll get to the picture of the yarn in a minute. We drove…