The shops are not open 24 hours here but it is "late night" every day of the week. Most shops close at 8 or 9pm which is great if you love shopping. Like I do. And like my mum does. We nipped down to the mall after dinner.
We're all fired up about knitting since we got onto Ravelry (friends I am registered as meeabee). I downloaded some free patterns and hit the craft shop. The color is much nicer in real life, it's a salmon pink. 100% merino. It was about $5.00 a ball.
Speaking of downloading. Mum doesn't have a computer at home. She can't justify the cost of Internet access. Since she has been here with me she's been blown away by how much is available to download for FREE. She told me a few days ago that patterns are about NZ$8.00 to buy. A pattern book could be double or more. Seems so unfair.