Today I went on a yarn voyage! Once a year, the Ottawa Knitting Guild brings in a visiting instructor for a weekend of workshops and to lead one of our meetings, this year it’s Anne Hanson, of Bare Naked Wools. When I looked at the workshop schedule there were a few technical things that seemed… Continue reading A Yarn Voyage
Yesterday was my birthday! And here at CKHQ (Capital Knitter Head Quarters), opportunity had knocked. Husband was far away, and the knitting guild had planned a workshop, so obviously I just had to go. It was my birthday gift to me, and what a gift it was! The workshop was on Fair Isle Techniques with the rather… Continue reading Fair-ly Awesome!
Last night was our December Ottawa Knitting Guild meeting. It featured a slide show on the much vaunted brioche stitch (the focus of this year’s knitting challenge), a pot luck and of course, show and tell. Without my knitting to keep me company I did a lot of socializing and saw some pretty nifty works… Continue reading A Very Merry Guildmas
I talk a lot about my friend Aknitica on here. I realized recently she has really taught me almost everything important I know about knitting – she was there at the beginning when we were retail co-workers who would get together and have rice krispie treats at her apartment and I would knit dish cloths… Continue reading Yarn-Mazing!
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
Last night was New Year at the Ottawa Knitting Guild. It was so great! There were old friends and new faces. We heard all about the big plans for the year (speed dating for knitters in November! The knitting challenge theme is Brioche stitch! So much to think about!). And then, my favourite part, Show… Continue reading Shawl Scheming
Inspiration comes in many forms. Yesterday, walking home from my aquafit class, I saw something in my neighbourhood I’ve walked by many times and never noticed before. A yarn bombed house. And just like that my brain was yarn bombed and I had to start a knitting blog. It makes perfect sense to me. And then,… Continue reading Inspiration, Yarn Bomb Style.