I told you!

The Yarn Harlot blogged her Toronto book launch here.  I told you I had front row appearance – that’s me 2nd from the left in Stephanie’s Hello Toronto photo!  I love her pic of Megan & the charming Miles (aka Monkey). I have a ton more knitting & spinning to blog but am dashing to […]

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All Wound Up, Toronto Launch

Last night, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee‘s All Wound Up book tour finally reached Toronto!  In a very uncharacteristic move I was Knitter No. 1 on the scene at the Chapters.  And I saw that their powers that be are still in the dark about how much of a crowd the one & only Yarn Harlot is going […]

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Woodstock Love

The 3rd Annual Woodstock Fleece Festival was this past Saturday in Woodstock, Ontario.  It was bigger, and a lot of fun!  Last year there were no raw fleeces but Willow Farm brought last week’s clip! Josslyn Richardson helped me to pick Phoebe’s fleece out from the rest.  This was after she explained about the mark-up […]

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Woodstock bound

Tomorrow is the Woodstock Fleece Festival!  I had a blast last year – sans camera – and have been counting down the days.  It’s the best local event for spinners, and in year 3 is growing from strength to strength. I am rushing to make an appointment this evening but want to show Pippi off […]

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Present

I have been away for a long time.  Writing Part 2 for our February Jamaica trip was too difficult.  There are more pictures.  There is a beautiful painting by a dear cousin that I wanted to frame, and gush over.  There were stories, projects, a wonderful wheel I never expected to buy, and then there […]

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Life gets out of control!

I have been away from my WP dashboard for entirely too long!  Each year June is pretty auspicious – my anniversary & birthday are within a week of each other – but this year was off the hook.  It all began with a nasty cold.  Thank you Air Jamaica seat-mate.  My immune system enjoyed your […]

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Can-do attitude

Bad hair days.  Deep sigh.  It’s not frizz but roots.  The infernal gray roots.  Growing like there’s no tomorrow & harder to ‘hide’.  I’m getting sick of colouring, and so yesterday, I took matters in hand.  Literally.  Because sometimes a grown woman just needs a headband.  May I recommend Molly’s Headband by Pam Allen.  Free […]

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More Christmas Knitting

Turns out, I couldn’t abandon the Christmas knitting entirely. For one thing, I was just in a rut.  It’s probably silly to zero-in on stash when knitting for people who have everything except hand knits.  For another, the One of a Kind Show wasn’t exactly all that I had hoped it would be. About OOAK […]

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Royally Sheepy Day

We went on the last & most sheepy day of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, yesterday.  It’s a big, indoor fair with animals, booths, food and competitions.  We didn’t last until the wool auction but caught most of the day’s action! On the fleece prize table: Nothing on the Royal’s website prepared me […]

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