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A royal commission

It's not every day you get to knit for royalty, but I did just that over Labour Weekend. Sometimes the day job and the hobby you do to get your mind off the day job just collide. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex' visit to the Pacific has been pretty much all anyone around here has been talking about for the last two weeks, especially following the pregnancy announcement. To celebrate, makers from across local government in Auckland got stitching for a gift on behalf of the region, gifted to them today by the mayor.

As a gift from Auckland, council staff have knitted some beautiful woollen clothing for the future baby of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. A huge thanks to those staff for their effort and talent! — Phil Goff (@phil_goff) October 29, 2018
I spent Labour Weekend in Taupō with the family, and the car rides, extra day off and no major plans meant I had enough time to knit up two hats. The first one was Little Scallops by Maria Carlander, knitt…

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