Monthly Archives: September 2008

Other things to make with your hands

If I wasn’t knitting, I would probably be cooking or baking. I sometimes watch the Food Network (Hi Alton! Call me!), and often spend a chunk of time on the weekend in the kitchen the same way I would put in a weekend warrior attempt at finishing a piece of knitting. I am generally a […]

Hay is for horses

Hey there folks – where is the time going these days? How is it possible that in a mere two days, October will be upon us? I’m all conflicted about that. On the one hand, I love fall and I love cool weather that allows me to wear my knitted things, and I love that […]

And the moon is in the seventh house

I’ve got me a new pair of travelling socks, one that is staying firmly planted in my handbag, to ward off incidents like that one time a week and a half ago when I found myself on a bus, gone for the day, and no knitting in my possession. As a result these are going […]

Shiver me timbers

(The internets tell me today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yarr, mateys). I’ve been having one of those weeks where I want to knit everything. Like, everything. Only willpower is standing between me and casting on for three more sweaters, two shawls, and four pairs of socks right this very minute. It’s that sort […]

So are the days of our lives

There’s not much I can say about the Hourglass Sweater (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts) that hasn’t already been said. It’s simple, comfortable, and surely destined to become a wardrobe staple. After the usual Finished Object hemming-and-hawing, I’m pleased with mine: Pattern: Hourglass Pullover from ‘Last Minute Knitted Gifts’ by Joelle Hoverson Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted […]

Just in time for fall

So, remember when Noro first announced that they were coming out with a sock version of their Silk Garden yarn, and you got really excited and waited and waited not very patiently all summer long for it to finally be available in stores, and then you finally got some and brought it home and petted […]

A Day at the Fair

Yesterday was my first visit to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair. It’s been on my radar for a few years but I’d never been able to go, and it was just as fun as the Knitter’s Frolic back in April, if not even a bit more fun. Several of us caravaned down from Hamilton, and once […]

O hay, I got yarnz

I learned two things today: 1. I am powerless over yarn (well OK, I knew that one already), and 2. Purple and teal green have a very strong hold on my yarn-buying. From the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair, yea verily, I returned with: Wellington Fibres mohair/wool for some beautiful lace (they were new to me, and […]


Things I have done this week: Taught the first week of classes and (very very possibly) confused the ever living heck out of my students. Fallen upon my Silk Garden Sock with love and devotion. (Sock pattern post to follow). Contemplated the fact that there are now merely 5 weeks left until Rhinebeck, and yet […]

Sock it to me

Thank you so much for your comments on my previous post – it has been fantastic to note the range of leg sizes y’all have, and also I think fairly comforting to note that I think everyone has a size buddy out there somewhere. Chances are, whether you’re thinking “oh no my legs are too […]