Monthly Archives: January 2012

Learning curve

As I have started spending more time with my camera the last couple of weeks, forced (willingly) into it through the work of photography class assignments, I am gradually learning more about what this little piece of technology can do – but more importantly, how much is incumbent on the hands and eyes causing that […]

Construction materials

Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time wandering around downtown Toronto getting in some photography practice (translation: I took a lot of really mediocre pictures) for my class homework, and eventually ended up at the Eaton Centre for a bit of browsing as well. I’m at a point where I’m starting to want to […]

At least it’s a direction

Yesterday I had a day that basically amounted to this: I started the day with a project on the needles, and ended the day with nothing but a length of yarn and a cast-on row. You might think that this means that between starting with a project in progress and ending with a length of […]

What ever did I do before

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve been knitting for a little less than a third of my life – which in the grand scheme of things isn’t very much, but in the scheme of hobbies is relatively huge. Sure, I was gangbusters for cross-stitch needlepoint before I took up knitting, but that […]

Sock momentum

The other evening I allowed myself a bit of a break from current projects to go back to a long-suffering Work in Progress, thinking it was still probably a long ways off from being finished, but I figured just doing a few simple rows on a simple project would be just the thing to give […]

In which I am the boss of my own knitting

After a brief glorious couple of days over the holidays of “knitting whatever the hell I want, please and thank you very much,” then a bit more after rounding up a few deadline projects, I’ve been able to go back to the beautiful Gwendolyn sweater I’ve had going on since, well, for far too long. […]


I rang in the New Year with a group of knitters and friends in Toronto, and stayed over chez fellow knitter Emily for a leisurely start to the day. She is embarking on an ambitious “12 in 2012” project, whereby she will knit 12 sweaters in 2012. I’ve heard of other knitters doing this and […]