Monthly Archives: May 2010

Hear Ye, Toronto Knitters

For knitters in the Toronto area inclined to: a) knit in public in a group b) travel to a bunch of yarn shops c) experience what essentially amounts to day camp for grownups The TTC Knitalong is back in action this year on Saturday, July 10th, and registration is now open. I’ll be tagging along […]

Ticky Boxes

Thank you all very much for your comments on my last post, I appreciate them bunches. In the short term I know rationally that nothing is really that terribly dire, even if the part of my brain that would like there to be a firm and predictable long term is gurgling in self-doubt. I will […]

Ok go

Having a bit of a down week this week, my internet friends. My current job contract is ending and is not being renewed, I was not selected for the other job I applied for on the same campus, and I am in general feeling a lack of awesome. Just to kick me when I’m down, […]

The Easy Nemesis

It’s been a pretty busy few months behind the scenes here at Knitting to Stay Sane, no secret about that – and I’m loving the design projects that I’ve completed so far this year, just as much as I’m looking forward to working on more. But damn if it doesn’t leave a knitter a bit […]

The Best Kind of Souvenir

How many of you have ever had a friend go off on a trip somewhere and bring you back yarn as a souvenir? If you have, I think this must mean you have reached a particular stage of Knitter-dom, somewhere past the “casually enthusiastic” phase and moving towards the “obsessive level similar to that dude […]


Last night I joined in my first “yarn bombing” session (or rather, pre-yarn-bombing), courtesy of an invite from a few of the ladies at Passionknit. They are preparing an installation that will surround a large planter at the Textile Museum, just in time for their annual Yardage Sale at the end of May. (I always […]

Miscellaney on a Thursday

As my brain slowly pieces itself back together this week, I find myself in that messy little in-between phase of tidying up after projects now out the door, reckoning with neglected Works-In-Progress, and moving forward with a few new things. And fleetingly I keep trying to remind myself of other bits and pieces that I […]

Knitter’s Frolic

Well, the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic was this past weekend, and what can I say, it was a good time. I went down on Saturday with my mom and my friend Rebecca who came to visit this weekend from the wilds of NYC. Needless to say, she is going home with a bit of Canadian yarn, […]

Azalea mitts

[Note from the future: this pattern is now available for download from the Sweet Sheep: Azalea Mitts] I tell ya, it’s either feast or famine around here when it comes to designs. I just got done showing off the Royale sweater to you (which, by the way, THANK YOU for all the lovely comments on […]


Okay, so usually when I finish a design and then put it out into the world for public consumption, I am immediately filled with a strangling mix of glee and terror, when all my insecurities about things I could have done differently/better/while inhabiting a different personality/with more Zen/whatever immediately jump up and down on my […]


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