Oh boy am I happy! I complain about the terrible range of knitting things available in NZ a lot. Recently I have:
-found a LWS with a Saturday knitting group
-it also sells laceweight/2-ply, which I haven't seen anywhere else (never mind that it's $6.5 for 25g)
-found reasonably nice merino 4-ply which I prefer for socks at $3 a ball (shame that happened a couple of weeks AFTER I paid almost $80 for 4 balls of Rowan 4-ply Soft)
-bought some knitting machine cones with thin wool for cobweb/almost laceweight
and my Amazon box just arrived with 4 lace books!!! Also a craft chain here now has 3 Lion Brand types of wool,nothing appealing yet but it's promising! Maybe more lines from them will turn up as winter progresses! Although I am thinking about a cushion from the thick and quick chenille... my knitting options are increasing all the time it seems!
Only thing left... more laceweight choices, some alpaca and cashmere wool being available, and good circular needles! What terrible range and quality our ones are... but last time I was in HK I found a pair of Addis, might be back there soon and will look for some more!
Oooh off to read my new books... how am I supposed to study for exams now?