Monthly Archives: January 2010


I am pleased to announce that thanks to your energetic response to my call a couple of weeks ago, I will be sending a big fat donation to Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres, in the amount of… $1,006. That is definitely a lot (like, a LOT a lot) more than the pattern sales […]


While the internet is all a-flutter over the iPad this week (which, seriously, Apple? The iPad? Hire a few women and see if your naming skills improve, there), I am just as a-flutter over a new gadget which cost me a darned sight less and will be no less cool from a knitting perspective. One […]

As if they could keep the knitters inside anyway

I am having one of those weeks where even though it doesn’t seem like I am doing anything terribly hectic, the knitting is slow to progress. I put in some knitting time every day, but still, it’s one of those weeks. Some days, if I didn’t have a transit project with me, I don’t think […]

Such a charade

So, a while back (well, OK, December), I got a lovely and generous gift from Tanis. She’s started to break out into variegated colourways and asked me if I’d like to try out one of these new sock skeins. I got it in the mail while in the middle of gift-sock knitting before Christmas and […]

Knitting Detritus

A while back – I mean, four or five years ago – I remember reading about how if you save all of your yarn labels you could do super fun things with them like collages or decoupaged dress forms or various paper crafts. And I like stuff, and I like saving things that could potentially […]

More or Less

Thanks to you fine folks, it looks as though I am going to be sending well over $350 to the even finer folks at Doctors Without Borders. Just as a reminder, 100% of cash from my pattern sales from now until January 30th will go into a donation to MSF/DWB. So that means you get […]

I can do more than that

I made a moderately sized individual donation yesterday to Doctors Without Borders (in addition to the Knitters Without Borders trend, I’ve been a fan of them pretty much ever since James Orbinski came to speak at my undergraduate University convocation. I think they’re great.) in light of all the need for Haiti relief and support, […]

The last of the knits

(At least, the last knit from 2009, that is. Heh.) Over the holidays I was staying at the House of the Kitty Cats (a short walk away from the homestead), along with my aunt who was visiting as well as my grandfather. The kitties got food and various humans to harass, so it all worked […]

Now to find a place to wear it

As it turns out, I finished my Tibetan Dreams stole at the end of December, one of the last finished objects of 2009. And then I realized that a lace stole is probably the least optimal knitted object to finish in the middle of winter, because then you realize you need to photograph it and […]

Just get back up

If you’re not at all interested in slightly obnoxious yet still awesome earworms last year’s pop music hits, I won’t be offended if you keep on walking and come back tomorrow. This is one of those YouTube selections that I’ve seen so many times now that I can’t help but want to join in the […]


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