My yarn diet is over! I’m not meant to go crazy now and buy all the yarn or anything, I’m in more of a maintenance phase. But, we have reached the agreed upon point where I could buy more yarn. When I decided I was cut off, back in July, I had just come home… Continue reading Night of a Million Vendors
Back in May, I thought, gee I like Fair Isle. I want to knit something big and Fair Isle-y. So I cast on this ridiculous scarf I found on Pinterest. I used some different colours of Palette from KnitPicks, inspired by a set they used to sell, and a different book of patterns for reference, but otherwise,… Continue reading The End of a Knitting Era
I’m going to a retreat! WAY back in the Spring, one of the gals at the knitting guild was singing the praises of the Eastern Ontario Needler’s Retreat, hosted by the good folks at Sheep’s Ahoy. By the time I requested info, I had to sit on a waitlist. Then, as if by magic, one… Continue reading Homework’s Done!
Finally got around to getting my shawl to model for you! This is the last spoiler warning for the #SummertideKAL. A very serious total final spoiler follows. Let me ramble on a bit so that you have room and won’t see the picture right away. Hmmmm. Isn’t knitting great? I really like it. It’s seriously… Continue reading Summertide Beauty Shots and Lessons Learned
Major, serious, complete spoilers for the #SummertideMKAL ahead, be so warned all ye who enter here! Guys. I got to sit down with that final #SummertideMKAL clue this week. And it was hard. The rows were really long. Like 400+ stitches, 40 minutes or so long. And some of them were complicated. And of course my… Continue reading Mystery Solved!
This weekend I did not get to fall face first into the final clue for the Summertide MKAL and finish it before the frost comes (which seems really soon based on Saturday’s wintry conditions) because we took a road trip! The husband type person and I hit the road Friday and took in some of… Continue reading Road Trip
Hey you there, my pregnant cousin. You probably shouldn’t read this one either. Now that the teeny tree sweater was blocked it just needed buttons. And I am lucky enough to live a hop, skip and a jump from Ottawa’s largest button collection! It’s located at the terrifically wonderful Darrell Thomas Textiles, where I took… Continue reading All Buttoned Up