From Alpaca to Scarf

One of my big goals for my NZ trip was to create something from shearing to knitted project. I've just finished making a scarf from an alpaca that I helped shear, which ticks that off my list. As they say pics or it didn't happen so here's some pictures! First step, I needed to get some... Continue Reading →

Dory Sprung a Leak!

I discovered a leak in Dory's radiator the other day which isn't great because I plan to do a good bit of driving in the next few weeks! I started noticing some steam coming up from the hood a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't see anything when I looked under the hood, the engine... Continue Reading →

First Spinning Attempts

One of the things I've been learning at Cuesta Alpaca is how to spin! I'll do another more in depth post on how spinning works once I'm done with my current project (I'm spinning some fleece from an alpaca that I got to help shear!), but for now I thought I would share some of my... Continue Reading →

Chillin’ with Alpacas

So this post is a bit over due... but I've been having fun with alpacas, so you'll have to forgive me! I've been helping out at Cuesta Alpaca for the past couple of weeks. One of my jobs has been to help look after and train their seven baby alpacas.  Yes, there are more than seven alpacas... Continue Reading →

Gardening in Stillwater

After getting my car all sorted, I was ready to get out of the city! I headed north to Stillwater to meet with my host, Mary, and see the place I would be spending the next couple weeks. I know I told you all that my first stop was an alpaca farm... but I hadn't... Continue Reading →

Produce Bag Pattern

This pattern accompanies my earlier post: Variations on a Bag. I will cover all three variations shown in that post in this pattern. My pattern has been adapted from Market Bag, a pattern I found on Ravelry.com. Weight: Thread, Size 5 Quantity: Produce bags are roughly 30 g (~120 m), laundry bag is roughly 60 g (~240 m) Hook... Continue Reading →

Variations on a Bag

I've been playing around with different crochet bags over the past few months and thought I would share the results! I started by looking at a pattern I found on Ravelry (Market Bag) and varied it from there. I've created a couple variations that I'm happy with. Variation 1 - Produce Bag I originally started... Continue Reading →

I Got a Car!

I got a car!! Well, I've had it for a couple weeks, but I just haven't gotten around to posting anything. Her name is Dory (fingers crossed she keeps swimming for the full year I have her!) and she is a 1995 Toyota Rav4, 4WD and manual. And yes, NZ drives on the left side... Continue Reading →

DIY Travel Earring Holder

I made an earring holder for my trip! I usually keep my earrings in a small zipper pouch when I'm traveling, but that can get messy so I thought I would try another solution. The pattern is very simple: you only need a piece of fabric, some ribbon, and some thread. The ribbon is sewed... Continue Reading →

But first… Hawaii!

I know I said I was going to New Zealand... and I am, I just decided to take a cruise for the first half of the journey! My boyfriend and I were trying to figure out a good trip to say goodbye and, after some research and brainstorming, we determined that a trip to Hawaii... Continue Reading →

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