This week I’ve been spending some time sorting out some small ‘invisible corners‘ in my bookshelves, pulling out books that I don’t need or use anymore, and ditching papers that don’t need to stick around. There are a couple of shelves of knitting stuff in this area that I haven’t touched in years. Friends, I […]


I have made peace with the fact that the month of August, for me at least, is going to involve as much knitting time as I can possibly fit into it – and also still a bit of crochet, as will be the case for the next little while as the granny squares take shape. […]


Earlier this summer I cast on for the Liberty blanket, which is a big gorgeous project that I’ve wanted to make for years. You would think that would really be enough in the Large Projects With Indefinite Timelines category, and I really did think it would be too. But then I went on vacation with […]


Greetings dear blog friends! I have spent the last two weeks doing a combination of travelling and sitting on the couch nursing a cold (picked up while doing the travelling). The travelling was good. My sister and I followed a few days of visiting family in Edmonton (and also eating a lot of good food […]


So, about a week ago I finished the Charlotte St. Cowl I was working on, a larger version of my original pattern. Or at least I thought I was finished. It looks lovely and after blocking it’s turned out light and lofty and just perfect for the BFL wool yarn (100% wool is airier and […]


For the last month or so I’ve been working away on smaller accessory projects – my larger Charlotte St. cowl is even finished now and happily drying on the blocking board as we speak, my Rocaille socks are patiently getting a few rounds at a time done on the second sock – and they’ve been […]


Since I’ve been chattering a bit about socks lately, I’ve had a few folks ask me a bit more about the whole sock knitting thing. If you are relatively new to this whole experience (perhaps you came to knitting sometime after the great Sock Knitting Renaissance of the late ‘aughts) then let me pull up […]


Now that it’s July and the unofficial start of summer, I’m reminding myself of my summer knitting goals that I was making for myself back in May when summer seemed forever away and like it will stretch out with lots of time far into the future. In reality, 2 months from now September will arrive […]


For the last week or two my knitting has been a mix of pre-knitting work, for design thoughts and big projects that I’m not ready to actually start yet (swatching, planning, figuring out yarns), and the plain old ‘just getting more rounds in’ kind of knitting that requires mostly just continued elbow grease rather than […]


This past season I’ve had the chance to do a couple of LYS workshops on yarn substitution, which is a regular challenge for many of us knitters since we just have so much fantastic yarn to choose from in the 21st Century marketplace. One of the key steps in this process (which becomes much more […]


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