Granny Stripe Blanket

I finished this soft chunky blanket just as the cold snap really started to set in, here in New Zealand. I am so pleased with how it turned out! It’s the first time I have worked a blanket in rows and I think I have been converted. I feel like it works up a lot faster than lots of squares but maybe that’s just me? Then again, the chunkiness of the yarn definitely contributed to it taking shape a bit quicker! I might have to start on another one now to experiment…any excuse right??

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~ Long weekend bliss ~

Who doesn’t love a long weekend? It’s always such a great chance to catch up on all the little – and fun – things that so often get pushed aside until we ‘get around to it’.

I’ve been wanting to have a peek at Little Beehive Co-op in town for ages and yesterday I finally got some time to head in and really savour all the treasures that it harbours. If you haven’t heard of it before, Little Beehive Co-op is a small business set up to connect local artisans and craftspeople in Nelson. And it is a beauty of a store!

I have needed (yes, needed…) new baking wooden spoons for a while now and these pretty little things are just what I have been looking for! Made by the awesome designers behind Natty, from Wellington.Image


And I just adore these gift tags by the super talented Bec from Clouds of Colour! They’re almost too pretty to use, dontcha think?


I see a lot more visits to Little Beehive Co-op in the future!


Oooh I also found this delish Nelson honey from Mountain Valley while perusing the Nelson Market. This will make a perfect addition to my next batch of homemade muesli.


How fun is it discovering little gems around your hometown! Nelson never ceases to delight me.