Here in New Zealand (yep the land of sheep and wool) it can sometimes be difficult to get your hands on the good stuff, I have met a couple of inspiring women recently who can help;
Michelle of Mishi Yarns has leapt feet first into a wonderful adventure - she has opened a wonderful shop in Ellerslie selling predominantly New Zealand made yarns, displayed in mouthwatering fashion! Once her head has stopped spinning from the wool fumes she will be organising classes and events. Please visit and let her know how welcome she is.
Polly of Little Country Wools has brought the range of scrumptiousness that is Malabrigo to our long deprived shores, she is utterly charming to deal with, will answer any questions you have and help with colour selection.
then there are the other creative types;
Louise constantly inspires and bewilders me (in a good way!) she just has SO much energy, her latest baby Maeve will be making her entrance on May 1, please visit and show her your support - Maeve magazine promises to be a stunner!
If you can't or just won't knit then Julia and the team of Coco Kids will custom knit garments for your wee darlings, they design themselves and also have permission to knit some well loved favourites (including my Roaring Meg and Aviatrix hat - every newborn needs one of those hats - it makes a baby look like a baby!)
Right - now that's you lot distracted! I'm off to finish the 3rd sleeve option for this little Hooper sweater.