fake sheep

a website about vegan knitting

happy new year!

hi the internet! sorry i haven’t updated in ages. i’ve been meaning to update you with some pictures of my pink mutiny! singlet, and other stuff, but have been a bit preoccupied. when i last updated. we’d just bought our first house and moved into it. since then:

  • our puppydog tinsley ran away and was missing for a couple of days. she was hit by a car, and hid in the bush for a couple of days with a broken jaw and a badly infected leg. she’s doing much better already, but has needed lots of care and attention and bandages. she’s still not allowed to chew things, but her wounds are healing really well. her website has more stories and pictures.
  • we had a random houseguest for a couple of weeks, who was really nice and made good conversation & smoothies.
  • i was ridiculously busy at work helping launch the new website, going to wellington for the the national digital forum & some other stuff, reviewing my job description & generally trying to get stuff done before the end of the year.
  • christmas! & attendant end-of-year socialising & such. we just got back from a short roadtrip to napier to see j’s mum and sister, and we’re heading off again soon.
  • i’ve been doing some work on my website(s) to make them more current and relevant. i reorganised some stuff on the main site and added a couple of new blogs: the word made flesh is about book arts & other people’s art is about the media & art i’ve been absorbing.

so, i haven’t fitted in a lot of knitting lately. i’ve knitted swatches of a few yarns to try and figure out what to make with them, and i halfheartedly started another hat:

red and orange hat on double pointed needles

but haven’t been very inspired to finish it: it’s not cold here & i don’t know who i’ll give it to.

i will update more soon, & will try to catch up with knitting-related emails this week. happy new year, everyone!



  Mavis wrote @

Happy New Year! So glad to see your blog back — and also the back of your singlet — it’s cool!

  moira wrote @

happy new year to you too! & thanks!

  Emily wrote @

What a beautiful color for the new hat! What yarn is it?

I’m so sorry to hear about your li’l pooch! I’m so glad you found her and that she is healing.

I’m glad to see you posting again. You and Jennifer (www.schmooblog.blogspot.com) have really been the ones who inspired me to begin my own vegan knitting. So far, I haven’t knit anything for myself but I just began a purse in black and really red Soysilk. I’m making the pattern up as I go, which seems to be my MO so far.

  vaniaqq wrote @

I’m glad to see you back too! And i’m also happy to hear that your sweet dog is recuperating nicely

  moira wrote @

thanks emily and vaniaqq! tinsley’s not so “little” (she a 46 kilo/ 100 pound great dane cross) but she’s definitely sweet.

emily, the new hat is stripes of two yarns – the orange is cheap acrylic, and the red is a random ball of textured cotton i bought as part of an online auction. it’s 100% cotton, made by crucci and is called “matisse”. there’s a picture of the ball here:

& it’s great that you’re trying out vegan knitting! there are all kinds of interesting yarns to experiment with. i wish some of them weren’t so expensive! but i guess fancy animal yarns are too.

  jen wrote @

so sorry about tinsley getting hurt, i’m glad she’s doing ok and will recover.
if you want to give that hat to someone, you can always send it to me! it’s cold here!

i’m going to rip apart that hat i made out of mutiny. i decided i don’t like the way it fits. so you can still have the yarn if you decide to make a matching cardigan or something! at least until i figure out something else to make with it.

happy new year!

  Michelle wrote @

Hey Moira,
Nice to see you post again! I’ve got to post soon, myself. Glad to hear that your dog is getting better.

  moira wrote @

hey michelle! good to hear from you. & thanks! we took tinsley to her favourite park yesterday for the first time since her accident, it was so great to see her playing with some of her best friends again.

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