Act of kindness

I experienced the most amazing act of kindness this week, and have been bursting to tell!  There is good in this world, and really, this town. It all started 2 weeks ago when I went out for a Sunday spin-in at the Fibre Garden in Jordan Village.  Life had been incredibly hectic straight up to […]

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Be it resolved

… that the Spinolution Mach II is the 2nd wheel.  I gave my final answer to the DyeGuy this afternoon! There were, as I said, major second thoughts.  After looking at all of the angles, I was down to either that wheel or a Majacraft Rose.  Could I have chosen 2 wheels that were more […]

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Sunny outlook

Random bits of goodness have been coming my way.  As they have happened: The Wee Peggy spinning wheel is now mine – extra bobbins & all.  I might have put it this way in a former life:  title passed yesterday!  I also came home with a scale from another spinning friend. The new issue of […]

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No rants. It’s all good.

This turned out to be a wicked good week! For starters, Dell wasn’t teasing – the new laptop did arrive Tuesday evening.  At long last, I’m out of the basement & back to my old digs.  As for the machine – its multi-directional touch pad is annoying the life out of me but I am […]

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Made me laugh…

I promise – no pics of me posing with this hunky hank ‘o yarn…  I couldn’t stop laughing when I pulled this out of the surprise package that my brother sent: Not seen on shelves in these parts that’s for sure!  It’s a hank of 100% wool, handspun & hand-dyed in Spain.  Love it!  As […]

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New on Needles and Life

This week everything seemed so vivid… I bopped about the town a bit again but even the garden seemed brighter.  The sunny weather helped but it was really the extra bit of independence that made such a difference. On Wednesday morning, I left an early appointment, and passed some time in a local Starbucks with […]

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Summer Crafting, Toronto style

They had a run of bad weather but Toronto Craft Alert finally hit Trinity Bellwoods park in a big way on July 5th!  This is Moon Angel’s photo of the TCA banner in all its crafty glory: More photos are over at the Craft Toronto Flickr Group.  Big up to the TCA! They finally got […]

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Combination stitch is its name

TGFR – Thank God for Ravelers!  A Vancouverite just shed some light [like the rhyme?] on my old knit stitch. Turns out my old knitting through the back has a name:  combination knitting.  I improvised a real, live method – without knowing it at the time.  I am very grateful for finding this Techniques discussion […]

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Just Received – KIP in Style!

Big up to Brother-man!!  Lady B has arrived.  And is. In my house: It’s so big inside – big doesn’t cut it as a descriptor… this bag is downright capacious.  I like the pattern (nope, not of Red Hat Lady age – ahem!), and the sheer size is feeding right into my secret plan to […]

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