Monthly Archives: June 2008

Book Review: More Big Girl Knits

Here we are folks, my third of four spring spring/summer knitting book reviews. I have been meaning to complete this mostly-done review for quite some time, and time got away from me. May got sucked up with defense prep/recovery, then I’ve spent June avoiding things requiring Thinking Thoughts, and there you have it. But I’m […]

Keeping it Simple

Back when I was Miss Beatrice‘s roomie for several months, I did a bit of kitty knitting. After a bit of practice I discovered that any bit of snugly knit stockinette wool, folded over and stuffed with yarn scraps and catnip, pretty much did the trick. And then there is also that Log Cabin Blanket […]

Just in case you were wondering

To: Several of The Students Whose Essays I Am Currently Grading CC: Anyone Who Might Ever Have Plans To Turn In an Essay to a University Campus Sometime Soon I know that you’re a special unique snowflake and you probably tried so very hard on this essay, and that this is a summer course anyway […]


I’m starting to come down with a serious case of start-itis or creative vertigo or stash lust or whatever you want to call it, the drive to knit things, all kinds of things, new things now, now, right now. I’m sure this is partly due to me settling into a vacation vibe, but also thanks […]

Reporting from KIP

Knit-in-Public Day dawned with lingering clouds and rain, but as the day grew so did the sunshine and the size of the knitting crowds. I hopped a bus (with knitting and trusty cupcake carrier in tow) to Toronto and arrived at Lettuce Knit a little after 10 when the activities were just getting going. Franklin […]

I take it all back

Privately I was very, very skeptical about the Noro Kureyon Sock. I’d heard about the complaints (primarily: “It’s too scratchy. There’s too much flotsam to pick out. It’s too thin.”) and just written it off as something I’d pass on in favour of waiting for the Noro Silk Garden Sock (Silk Garden is easily in […]

Time for some thrilling heroics

Just because it’s Tuesday. And particularly for those who are fans of a) 80s music b) Firefly/Serenity c) both And oh, what the heck. Have some Pride and Prejudice/Nickelback. Now you know what I really do online when I’m not reading knitting blogs. YouTube is an evil time-sucking mistress. Noro socks soon. I gotta wrangle […]

Shawl time

I was already enjoying the Forest Canopy shawl as I was knitting it. For real, I was only halfway through it and already thinking of what shawls I was going to make next, what other lace projects I’d filed away for “someday” in my knitting brain. Then, I blocked it. Yes my friends, blocking lace […]

More with the yarn shops

I am actually starting to get backed up on the knitting content and WIP/FO reporting. There’s a completed Forest Canopy Shawl that is finished and blocked and just needs some ends woven in, and a 2/3 finished pair of Noro Kureyon Sock knee-highs that I’m really enjoying. On the shawl front, I have definitely been […]

Yarn stores I have known and loved

Last week I exchanged a couple of emails with Scott, whose wife manages Mouline Yarns in Montreal. He mentioned that it would be neat to read more blog posts about favourite Local Yarn Shops, and I’ve been thinking about that off and on for the last week. And since I’ve somehow managed to let almost […]


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