Things I’ve been doing

I’ve been short in the blogging this week, but not in the to-do-ings. Things I’ve been keeping busy with include:

1. Finishing up some sock designs for Indigodragonfly, to appear in her booth at Sock Summit 2011, in just 11 short days. (Note: dates on calendar may be closer than they appear). They are all Firefly-inspired, and you can catch a glimpse of Kaylee (above) and Mal (below) here. Inara is the third, to follow. I love them.


2. Finishing up a pair of Jaywalkers that have been on the needles and in my purse since April and I had sort of almost given up hope of finishing. But slow and steady wins in the end, and now I have another pair of Lorna’s Laces Jaywalkers (9th? 10th pair?) in ‘Montrose’, to add to the sock drawer.


3. Being really frustrated that I’m still not running. (Yes, I’ve started physiotherapy. No, this does not make me feel much better about having to cancel a 2nd half-marathon in 3 months.)

4. Cooking up some designs for the fall. Man, I love cables. (As does this Tanis Fiber Arts DK, in garnet. Man, I love garnet.)


5. Reviving a healthy obsession with Harry Potter inspired knitwear.

6. Preparing to head off this weekend for the Great North Woods, or more accurately, the Haliburton School of the Arts, where I’ll be teaching a week long workshop starting Monday, on sweater knitting. I basically love everything about sweaters, and though I am filled with equal parts delight and anxiety over teaching a week long workshop for the first time, I think probably the delight will win, since sweaters are awesome. (And usually so are knitters).

Catch you next time! And in case I’m gone all week, as my friend Jane likes to say, kids, don’t burn down the internet while I’m away.

Happy knitting!


  1. Hello! This isn’t about this specific post, but I just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog, and how inspiring it is. It’s pushed me to find a knitting community near me, to start my own knitting blog, and to realize it is, in fact, okay to be as obsessed with knitting as I am. So thanks for being awesome πŸ™‚


  2. (Note: dates on calendar may be closer than they appear). Funniest thing I’ve heard today (if only because it is so, so true). Can’t wait to see what that garnet yarn becomes. Looks beautiful.

  3. Val Champ · ·

    Have fun on your workshop..I bet it will be a blast. Love the sweater, the cables and the yarn..I must cast on a sweater I think….

  4. Have a great time with your lucky students!

  5. Have fun teaching. I will miss your posts!
    Those socks are so pretty.

  6. The socks are gorgeous! Do I detect beads in the pinkish pair?? Wish you well for your week-long teaching gig. And you are doing Sock Summit too, right? have fun!

  7. Wow, you get all the fun! First the TTC yarn crawl, then a weeklong knitting workshop? Granted, you’ll be teaching but I have a feeling it will be enjoyable anyway. πŸ˜‰

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re still not back into running. I’ve been out due to plantar fasciitis for three and a half months so far so I feel your pain. Hang in there!

  8. Well, now I’m in the awkward position of not being able to burn anything down while you’re away…

  9. How owesome is this: my best friend is ready to pop with a wee little girl. Whose name will be Inara! Finish up that sock design and I will knit have to get that pattern to knit for her.

  10. How awesome is this: my best friend is ready to pop with a wee little girl. Whose name will be Inara! Finish up that sock design and I will knit have to get that pattern to knit for her.

  11. Love your blog & your comment about the calendar dates. How true! But what I’m really commenting on is the Garnet from Tanis Fiber Arts. I’ve currently got a project OTN using that same yarn & I can’t make myself finish it because I don’t want the experience to end. Instead of knitting, I find myself just sitting, looking at it & stroking the fabric. Have fun teaching!

  12. Blair Trimble · ·

    Firefly inspired knitwear? Awesome. Sauce.

    Also, I already love whatever that sweater is. Love!

  13. Wow those socks are amazing, I’m totally obsessed with Firefly and they are so right. I love the Kaylee ones and the Mal ones fit perfectly. So when can I get these?!?

    Also: going to knit my first pair of jaywalkers soon!

  14. Hey guys!

    If you’re interested in knitting you should definitely check out this barbara walker DVD. Here’s a link to the facebook page, it would be much appreciated if you guys could like it!

  15. Kaylee! Mal! Very nice.

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the mal socks!!! When and where can I buy the pattern?!!

  17. Will those firefly sock patterns be available for sale at some point? I kinda love Firefly. πŸ™‚

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