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Tuff Socks Naturally: Ryeland the Sheep

Thanks for all your encouraging, supportive comments on my last post. Sometimes the gap between what we want to do and what we are able to do is frustratingly wide. Today’s post is one in a series called Tuff Socks Naturally, an open, collaborative project exploring more sustainable alternatives to superwash and nylon in sock […]

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Royal Melbourne Show 2015

Sometimes, it is easy to forget that the Royal Melbourne Show is primarily an agricultural show amid the showbags, fairy floss, giant rides and booming music. These certainly make it a giant spectacle and if you get one of those amazing blue sky, spring days, it looks marvellous. But inside the pavilions, there is a […]

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Sheep, sheep everywhere but not a lot to knit

Now don’t freak out, this is a longish post, I’ve been a’readin’ and a’thinkin’…just get a cup of tea. People who are not from Australia, often assume that because we are renown for producing fine merino, we must be a nation of knitters and spinners. ¬†Unfortunately, this is not so. ¬†Australia is no Iceland that […]

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