Jumping off the Bandwagon

While my take on the February Lady Sweater chilled (incomplete) in sundry bags around the house its Ravelry bandwagon got a little more crowded… insane heights of popularity @ 8,250 projects & counting.  It’s cute, free, and in 7 languages. My original plan was to get going on the baby gift this weekend.  Well, that […]

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Knits a lot

First off, I owe the blog an apology.  Sorry for the spotty posting.  It can’t be helped.  My ailing laptop decided that it absolutely cannot run.  It was crashing on every re-boot, and I finally had to let it go.  We have invested in a new laptop but folks, Dell is not given to instant […]

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Mohair & other Pitfalls

Where did the week go?  Just one big blur of frenzied knitting.  I’m not quite wedding ready but am getting there.  The Wisp wrap was painstakingly slow.  Working with 2 yarns is usually not a big deal but mohair?  Keeping it all straight meant stopping each row change.  And the dark colours did not help […]

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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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And we’re mobile!

It’s Summer of the Sprain no more – I drove!  Last night in fact.  Just a short trip downtown and back but after a month of being grounded that short drive made all the difference.  Each day the ankle is getting stronger, and I don’t need to favour it as much when walking. Now that […]

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Emancipation Eve

Remember this summer’s socks?  The Summer Seductions.  Love the yarn but it was a total mystery.  Well!  Thanks to kind Ravelers, I now have a handle on it.  All good news from TelmahQ: – superwash, i.e. good to go in the laundry; no need for manual labour; 80% wool; 20% nylon lends durability.  Great blend […]

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Rainy days

As much as I’d love summertime to show up, this weather is good for the knitting.   Here we are at the end of July & I am working on an alpaca & silk cardigan?!  Nuts, man.  The cardigan I speak of is Connie Chang Chinchio‘s spring IK design:  my purple cocoon cardi. For the […]

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Encourages knitting

It’s happening more & more often.  Non-knitters over here in my real world tell me that they would like to pick up knitting.  But invariably these friends say it with an unsure voice and a very far away look. So, today I’m not showing you what’s on my needles.  Here’s what’s on my fridge: That […]

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In a day’s work

I caught the year’s first-past-the-post day lily, yesterday: These are escapees from next door, and I love them! I basically spent the day at the computer, making my way down a to-do list.  Well, I may have visited a certain site that begins with R an inordinate amount of times too… I didn’t even pick […]

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Cardigans will be Cardigans

I am fighting an urge to go back to knitting my sock.  Truthfully, I am fighting a couple of urges but let’s talk about the knitterly ones.  A sock is something I know I can make true-to-pattern or not.  It fits at the end of the day – either me or inanimate objects that could […]

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