A week with my 95-year-old mother doesn't sound very challenging, but it's amazing how much got packed into my trip to the North Island (including Mum's iPad lessons). It was all family, family family with a catchup with a couple of friends and the amazing Lara Nettle, Auckland Creative Fibre Area Delegate. She was spinning some Barrier Reef over merino when I visited - well, plying actually - chain-plying laceweight.
Tour de Fleece was over by the time I returned, or nearly so, and I concentrated on fulfilling those goals!
Kate is a semi-retired photographer and craft dyer who lives in Southland, New Zealand.