Category yarn stores

Wooly environs

Yesterday, I went for some driving adventures around Southern Ontario with my friend Dee, who needed to drive off to take her son to and from day camp outside of town anyhow. So, we made very good use of the intervening hours and decided to investigate some yarnly locations and to see what we could […]

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 […]

Like day camp for grownups

The 2009 TTC Knitalong went off with much fanfare yesterday, as four teams converged from the West, North and East (East Team A was particularly awesome…not that I’m biased…), gathering yarn, prizes, stories, and laughter in their wake. By the time we all ended up at the final stops, our bags were full and our […]

TTC Knitalong: 2009

I was going to post today about another FO I managed to reel in this week (long-forgotten Sanqhuar gloves, anyone), but that will have to wait. It is far more important to announce the return of a fantastic Toronto knitting event – the TTC Knitalong! Registration is now open, so visit the TTC Knitalong blog […]

A Toronto sort of afternoon

Yesterday I made the bold move of actually going out into the outside world for the majority of my day, although don’t get me wrong the hibernation way of life is starting to become very easy to keep up. A little too easy, one might say. That is the point when you re-emerge and start […]

Dee Cee: The First Part

You’re all on notice. Even those of you who have never heard of DC are on notice. How could you all let me go to DC when there was an exhibit featuring Obama and Lincoln’s faces drawn out of cupcakes, and nobody told me? Woe! I could have been there at the Smithsonian, admiring and […]

Save yourselves

It’s a dangerous world out there, my friends. The world of yarn stores is seductive. Sure, you might have the best intentions in the world, you might tell yourself that you’re just going along to keep a friend company on her last Toronto yarn crawl ever before she moves away…You might even get out of […]

Reporting from KIP

Knit-in-Public Day dawned with lingering clouds and rain, but as the day grew so did the sunshine and the size of the knitting crowds. I hopped a bus (with knitting and trusty cupcake carrier in tow) to Toronto and arrived at Lettuce Knit a little after 10 when the activities were just getting going. Franklin […]

More with the yarn shops

I am actually starting to get backed up on the knitting content and WIP/FO reporting. There’s a completed Forest Canopy Shawl that is finished and blocked and just needs some ends woven in, and a 2/3 finished pair of Noro Kureyon Sock knee-highs that I’m really enjoying. On the shawl front, I have definitely been […]

Tourism isn’t the same without yarn

1. Would someone with knowledge of how to locate former Magknits patterns outside of Ravelry be so kind as to leave some suggestions in a comment? I would be ever so grateful. I’ve had a couple of comments asking how to find [X Magknits pattern] and I’m still away from home this week and without […]