Monthly Archives: October 2010

Book Review: Stitch n’ Bitch Superstar Knitting

Spoiler alert: I think this book is awesome. I took up knitting not long after the first Stitch n’ Bitch manual was published, so all of my knitting life has been in the contemporary landscape that includes this series of books. Knitters have no shortage opinions about them – something that Debbie Stoller address directly […]


I’ve got a design to tell you about, and I’m super thrilled over it. It’s my pattern contribution for the Indigodragonfly ‘Smart-Ass Knitters’ single skein yarn club, and I’ve had it in the works for a while. Because this is a pattern currently exclusive to the club and because not everyone in the club may […]

Giveaway results

Whoa! Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on my last post. It is great to read about your knitting gatherings – big festivals and small knit-ins alike. It is a fantastic reminder of how much knitting is a part of social networks, and not just a solitary pursuit. The winner of the draw, […]

Rhinebeck, the Stash-en-ing

Every year there are knitters who manage to go to Rhinebeck and not buy anything. I have no idea how they manage this. Clearly, they are stronger/wiser/more powerful than me, because I always return with an armload of yarn. This year, though, I made an effort to be a bit more mindful of what I […]

Leaping Llamas

I’m still working up a post on my stashly acquisitions (I may even do a brief give-away), but as it turns out, re-entry into regular life after a knitterly weekend does take a couple of days to feel back to normal. I am already wishing it was the weekend again. So, for the moment I […]


I think, for the first time, I wasn’t overwhelmed by the big-ness of Rhinebeck. I went in planning to have an enjoyable time and hang out with some awesome kntters, and buy some pretty things along the way, and that’s what I did. I rode down with a great van-load of Canadian knitters and stayed […]

Making the deadline

On Friday, during the van ride down to Rhinebeck, I knitted the 2nd sleeve. On Friday night, I sewed the sleeves to the body over margaritas. And on Saturday, I wore the finished sweater to Rhinebeck. (Royale, available on Ravelry and on Patternfish.) It was awesome. I also bought some yarn. More about that tomorrow. […]

Weekend socks

Timing is a wonderful thing. This week I am pleased to show you a sock pattern of mine, published in the November 2010 issue of Canadian Living magazine (on newsstands now!) and also generously available for free on Canadian Living Online. I received my own copy in the mail yesterday and proceeded to thoroughly geek […]

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for yarn, and the people I have met because of it. Happy Thanksgiving! (From me and, erm, my Knit Picks’ Palette stash, which I visited this weekend. And may be plotting things with. Heh.) And now, a dinner of delicious leftovers awaits. Some knitting and more food before a return to reality tomorrow […]

On sucking less

The knitting internets have been gathering momentum the past few weeks. There have been countdowns tossed around on Twitter, SQUEE IN ALL CAPS, excitement over packing and things to knit. Rhinebeck approacheth. I am lucky enough to be attending for the 4th year in a row, and it is always a good time with knitterly […]


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