Monthly Archives: June 2012

I’ve heard that sometimes people also eat popcorn

Last night I caught a late-run showing of ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’, which aside from being extremely delightful (will happily watch Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt doing cute any time they want to repeat), gave me the chance to get most of the way through my second sock of the pair that has been […]

Keep it up, internet

Today I met up with fellow knitter Lisa and we went to an awesome Picasso exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Then, we had coffees in the gallery cafe and knitted and chatted about movies and tv and yoga and cats and basically all normal things that people would talk about, except […]

A zero sum game

Every so often when I’m at a knit night or teaching a class or in some kind of group knitting scenario, a newer knitter has something happen to them that causes them to choose to rip out and re-knit knitting they’ve already done. (I say ‘choose’, because in the grand scheme of things, this is […]

Slow and steady wins it

First order of business, knitting friends, and that’s to award a winner from Friday’s book review and giveaway post. Thanks to my friend the random number generator, the winner is… Number 18, or collegeknitting. Congratulations and I’ll be in touch asap to get you your copy! Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveway, […]

Book Review and Giveaway

Don’t get too lost in your weekend just yet, knitting friends, for I have one more book review and giveaway for you today! (Never fear, though, I do promise a return to regular knitting project chatter 😉 ) Today I round out my set of spring book reviews with California Revival Knits, by Stephannie Tallent. […]

First Principles

This past weekend I had another delightful day of teaching at Needles in the Hay, where there was much lace discussion. I taught a Lace 101+ class in the morning (I call it that because I really cannot guarantee where my dividing line between beginner and intermediate actually falls, or if such a line exists […]