Category colour-work

Fair isle on the (almost) Fair Isle

Hello friends! Last time I wrote, I was feverishly knitting away on 2 sweaters with the plan of bringing them with me on my late-May vacation. How did that turn out? Well, I finished one a few days into the trip, in time to wear it on the trip, and finished the second one on […]

Non-knitting travel is greatly over-rated

HI THERE. My friends, it has been a winter. Not the worst winter ever, but definitely one filled with cold and ice and its fair share of colds and minor illnesses. While I’m never in a hurry to get to the heat of summer (If it could top out at like 28C and then dip […]

Book review and giveaway: Tudor Roses

Friends, are you – like me, currently – in need of something new and pretty to look at? Well, allow me to present to you the recently re-released Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore. Have you all heard of Alice Starmore? Well, if you have not, boy howdy are you in for a treat. A crazypants […]

And sometimes you find that missing lipstick

Since the holidays I’ve been having a mild existential struggle with my knitting, in the sense that most of my projects are large enough that I can’t just finish them and clear the decks and move on to something new, even though my brain definitely wants to move on to new things. I had actually […]

Back in the groove

This past weekend I managed to put in some serious knitting productivity time, and it was great. Or, more accurately – what I did was catch up on about twelve hours of unwatched television, and had my knitting in my hands the whole time while I did that. As a result my brain may now […]

We are go for blanket

For the last month or so I’ve been working away on smaller accessory projects – my larger Charlotte St. cowl is even finished now and happily drying on the blocking board as we speak, my Rocaille socks are patiently getting a few rounds at a time done on the second sock – and they’ve been […]

A brief hat interlude

I really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments on the previous post about why fall knitting is so awesome. I am pretty much in agreement on all counts, that it’s so great to have cooler weather to draw you towards the warm and wooly knits – both to knit with and to wear! For the giveaway in […]

Randomly on a Saturday

Earlier today I started thinking about the fact that the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic is coming up, and so I started pondering all the wonderful yarn-purchasing options that await. And then because I am me, and because my knitting brain has been rotating lately between cables and lace and colour-work and just about any kind of […]

Colourful progress

I don’t know if it’s the impending spring, or the crazy up-and-down-by-15C-every-3-days temperatures, or just a little bit of March Madness, but I’m starting to feel a bit of Start-itis coming on. I know it’s not just me – knitters in the Twitter-verse have been saying the same thing all week, which makes me feel […]

Lickety split

One thing that I learned last weekend during my stint at the yarn shop was how easily knitters reach for bulky wool this time of year. It seemed like every 2nd person was asking about what bulky yarn options were there, and more likely than not it was because they were knitting gifts and they […]