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Mel Orr  PhD student who can be found at the lab playing with sharks, in the kitchen with shark-shaped oven gloves or in the ocean (sharks optional).

What I should have done before starting: knit a pattern swatch. Turns out that the needle size was indeed too big…time to start again. For the fourth time. With the needles I originally cast on with 😣 Damnit. #stubbornfornoreason #goingrogueonapattern #knittersofinstagram

Absolutely loving the colours and feel of this @dyehappyyarn alpaca/merino wool! Buuuut I've been dithering for about 90 rows on whether I went too big on the needle size. I can't decide so I just keep knitting - at this rate the shawl will be finished before I reach a conclusion! #imissknittingclub #knittersofinstagram

Red sky at night… 🌅

My #breathingspacesweater got put aside for a little while, but I'm finally (!) onto the sleeves #soclose
#ravelry #knittersofinstagram

Oooooo wouldn't this be wonderful? #mothyandthesquid40

At the top with this mongrel #activeweareverywhere #PIC

It's hard life living within walking distance of One Tree Hill #mylocalvolcano #Auckland

On the menu tonight: salmon with a sumac and lemon rub 🍽

After having to rip back and re-knit half of this shrug (turns out my gauge when knitting in the sunshine whilst conveniently seated next to a Pimm's dispenser is way looser than usual, who'd have thought…), it's finally ready to block before stitching and finishing! Can't wait to wear it… #quincebridie #bridiecocoon #knittersofinstagram #ravelry

Maybe city living isn't so bad after all… #atleasticanstillseethesea #butthebeachissofar #bynzstandards

Out on the water for Hogmanay for a first attempt at wakeboarding #itsahardlife #kiwihogmanay #kiwinewyears