Monthly Archives: April 2007


And on the occasion of my 100th post, how else to celebrate but with a Finished Object? Inexplicably, I am suddenly fretful, now that I’ve finished. (My sister keeps telling me “it’s FINE. Shut UP.”) Should i not have added length? Is it too big? Are the colours all wrong for me? Did I make […]

On the home stretch…

…for Poppy: My grand total knitting progress for the last two nights has consisted of seaming the body (transforming the long black rectangle into a tube), picking up stitches for the shoulders, and beginning the back section. It’s so close and yet so far…I was all nice and rested after my trip and then yesterday […]

The thing about yarn stores

I wish I’d started this whole LYS-as-tourism thing sooner, it would have helped me out this time last year when I was in Chicago! All told, though, I feel that searching for yarn stores got me out to different parts of San Francisco and is a perfectly bonafide method of reading a map. My first […]

Tales from ‘the City’

San Francisco beautiful STOP Saw 4 yarn stores STOP May have bought one skein but only one STOP Saw wineries STOP Gorgeous trip STOP Now ready to come home STOP Send bubblebaths and chocolate STOP Full report upon return STOP Oh but wait one more thing STOP

The knitting still lives

I’m sure eventually I’ll join the ranks of people complaining about what a cold spring we’ve been having so far, but at the moment I’m doin’ just fine. Summers in southern Ontario can border on sauna-like, and I’m in no hurry to experience that. Besides, it lengthens my sweater-wearing time. 😉 After several days off […]

This is me not knitting

Thank you so much for the elbow sympathies! (Rebecca, when you had this problem, were you able to knit while it healed? How much time off did you take?) Yeah, the whole thing about not knitting is that it’s not nearly as fun as actually knitting. But on the other hand, it does give me […]


Tennis elbow. Although apparently few people actually get this from tennis, so calling it ‘knitter’s elbow’ would seem just as appropriate. I caved and saw a doctor this afternoon (after waiting an hour after my appointment time, awesome) who diagnosed me after a few questions and much poking and prodding of the elbow (ow, ow, […]

Hold that thought

Le sigh. The left arm is doing better than it was, but it ain’t back to normal. I may have to take another few days off knitting entirely, once again, and it just makes me want to weep since I have soooooo many projects that I want to cast on for, many of them socks […]


Presenting my friend D, who just finished a fantabulous all-in-one-piece garter stitch sweater (with attached i-cord trim, yum), in Naturally Vero (I think it is a Fiber Trends pattern?): She wore it this weekend on our White Easter, and said that even though she was ready to throw it out the window of a moving […]

For Your Information

Did you know that Hershey has a Special Dark flavour of Hershey’s Kisses? And that they have 3g of dietary fibre per serving? I did not know this. I think I am going to have to go looking for some Hershey’s Kisses. (I am still mourning the fact that the Cherry Cordial ones were only […]