Monthly Archives: March 2008

Long hard day

I’d like to follow Venezia’s lead and have a bubble bath too, but I’m just too zonked. (Lemme tell you about seaming up the neckline while on a bus from Toronto back to Hamilton. Hoo boy.) A bit of blocking and some underarm seaming and she’ll be good to go. Now I just need to […]

Yarn saves

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the crazy 4.75 years I’ve been working on this stinking miserable anxiety-inducing PhD, it’s that knitting has helped me out a lot. It gives me a sense of accomplishment at times when almost nothing else seems to, and that’s sure as heck worth something. And then there are […]


So yo, my knitting peeps, have I mentioned how ultimately bummed I am that I can’t go to the April 1st launch of the new Yarn Harlot book and get to congregate with more fun knitters? I mean, even with all books and Harlot aside, the Toronto launch last year was so fun and I […]

Lather, rinse, repeat.

I missed saying both ‘Happy Easter’ and ‘Happy Spring’ (HAH! Hilarious. They say it’s spring. Apparently the outside temperature hasn’t gotten the memo), so my vicarious cupcake is belated: Basic white cake recipe, vanilla buttercream, with shredded coconut and jelly beans to look like a nest on top. Good for diabetic comas. In other news…well, […]

Getting through it

I’m afraid there’s not much knitting news to be had ’round these parts this week…I’ve got these stupid revisions that need finishing and need finishing right about now-ish, a couple more lectures to write, two blog book reviews to get on top of, not to mention the sudden experience of waking up this morning with […]

One more thing

Just a heads up for anyone who’s planning a Venezia in their future using Knit Picks Palette yarn – Mystery alerted me on Ravelry that two of the colours I’m using here (Tan and Twig, both in the very pale brown area and highly covetable for a variety of Venezia colour schemes), are now on […]

12 of 12

I participated in the 12 of 12 three times at the end of last year and then have neglected it the past couple of months – but this time I remembered! I just didn’t manage to get the post up sooner than this morning. These kind of posts always take me longer than I expect. […]


We have them. Steekage has begun. I was feeling all confident yesterday thinking that “hey, I’m at the armholes now, the v-neck steek is set, I can just do gradual decreases now and every row will go faster, this will be a piece of cake to be done by April 2.” And then another voice […]


Dear random knitting blog (if that is in fact what you are) I’d really REALLY appreciate it if you would stop re-posting my own blog posts on your site. Somehow it does not surprise me that your domain has been suspended. No love, Me. EDIT: BAH. The site is still up, it’s just that hotlinks […]

Sweater Report

When I blithely decided earlier this week to have all 3 of my Works In Progress be sweaters and thus to cast on for the Urban Aran, clearly I was either being very well prepared for the weather, or daring the fates to openly mock me. Either way, around these parts we are going to […]


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