Monthly Archives: June 2009

Thumbs up for shawls

Yes, I think I will have to make more of these. Don’t tell my socks. Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl, by Evelyn Clark (issued in Interweave Knits 2006, and available for free here) Needles: 3.5mm circular Yarn: Sea Silk, from Handmaiden Fine Yarns. 1 skein did admirably for the lace-weight size, and I was left with about […]

Just another Jaywalker

I’ve done me a fair number of Jaywalker socks in my time. It’s one of the few patterns I’ve done multiple times. (I could tell you about that winter I knitted five Harry Potter scarves as gifts. Oie.) It works for me because when I take it with me on transit or travel, the monotony […]

Still with the Silk Garden

Some time in the recent past something went wonky with my So Simple Silk Garden sock pattern PDF on this site, and it has taken me far too long to correct it. In any event, if you are looking for the pattern, all free download links have been updated to reflect a new file address, […]

Needs more shawls

As delightful blogger Cyn so fantastically summed up in her post yesterday, “if you’re not knitting a triangular shawl right now, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.” Well, nyah-nyahs to me, because I am doing it right. I am knitting a triangular shawl right now, and in fact it is on the homeward stretch of being finished. […]

There and back again

I’m back now from Halifax, and let me tell you there is nothing like a bit of travel to remind yourself about the big-ness of Canada. I left Halifax yesterday when it was gloomy and grey and rainy, and stepped off the plane in Hamilton into a sunny, cloudless, blazing hot summer. It seems June […]

A Good Day for Yarn

It’s been a full 24 hours in Nova Scotia so far, and so far it’s going well. My Halifax friends are lovely hosts as ever, and today we ventured north of the big city towards the Wolfville area. My gravest concern, naturally, was to seek out Gaspereau Valley Fibres, which I’d heard from Kim was […]

From across the pond

Last night I met up briefly with Lisa, for miscellaneous knitting and chatting and exchange of items. I’d left a few things behind at her place during the kitty-minding stint and she also had some goodies from the UK. Clearly great minds think alike, as we were both knitting on Lorna’s Laces socks at the […]

Book Review: Socks from the Toe Up

I have a review for you this week, dear blog readers, this time for the recently released book Socks from the Toe Up, by Wendy D. Johnson. This book has been in wide release for a month and a half or so, so some of you may already have had a glimpse of it. Some […]

Getting the hang of this

About two years ago when I started spindle-spinning, I said I’d gradually save up cash for a wheel, and if I still wanted the wheel when I had the cash, I’d go for it. I think I am ready to say I will become a spinning wheel owner sometime in the near future. I want […]

12 of 12: June 2009

It’s been a long darned time since I’ve done a 12 of 12 post! Lately I seem to either forget about it altogether, or the 12th falls on a day when I am doing absolutely nothing that involves leaving the house or doing interesting photographable things. But this time, I remembered! In case you don’t […]