Right, so here we are in the midst of a pandemic. And I find myself lucky yet again to be a New Zealander. While I miss travelling so so so much, I understand why this isn’t a possibility right now. However, I did get the chance to travel to Dunedin for Shakespeare.
In travelling, I wore a mask. And I loathe wearing a mask… it is just the right thing to do. I also made an active decision to ride in taxis, and buy food from non-chain restaurants. I also decided that I wanted to make sure that I was helping the local economy as much as possible – and fortunately Dunedin has a lot of stores stocking things made by local artisans.
Given that I had the rare opportunity to see the Hoiho – the Yellow Eyed Penguin with ex-students. This is a critically endangered penguin, as well as a super cute one. I was over the moon to find these 2 skeins of yarn specifically dyed with the colours of the hoiho. I don’t know what I am going to do with it yet… but it will be something. Watch this space.
This beautiful yarn is made by Loris Ivers, and the more I read about her, the more I love her. She was a history teacher, and so was I! So please check out her yarns here on her website. http://www.merino-lace.co.nz/about-us