To Good Starts

The year is young but it’s been a good one so far (knock on wood).  Of course, I rate as good any winter that gives me this vista so deep into January: But I digress. The good start has a lot to do with an extremely fun knitting event in the province.  My friend, Sandi […]

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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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Winter is Coming – shawl edition

Apologies in advance for the sheer pinkness of this post. One of my first impulses after the last day of work was to get back to knitting this lace shawl.  Quietly started back in January, it was at the knitted-on-border stage when I picked it back up last month: The big fear was that I […]

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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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Day Tripping

It may be chilly but the sun is still shining in these parts!  The whole plan to use every second of summery weather for my wool prep. hasn’t taken off – yet.  What happened is that I went into Toronto yesterday for a v. important document.   The ulterior motive was to hit up Romni Wools […]

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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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Breaking out

By the time the weekend rolled around, I was dying to get out of the house.  11 days straight at home?!  Scream!  It took some doing but I did get out both Sat & Sun. The 1st Seduction Sock is finished.  Woo hoo!  Cool enough to get praise from MIL is what… and it could […]

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Gift given

My baby gift was a hit!  Eden’s Momma was very appreciative, and was calling it my ‘handiwork.’  All those fears were silly.  Good thing because another gift is in order for a Very Important Baby who is due this November… Eden is a darling little thing, and it was a lovely visit. Pub Night was […]

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First ever baby gift – check!

Eden’s Kimono is all done!  I actually finished this on Thursday but couldn’t resist posting a Garden of Eden pic…  The rain cleared up yesterday, so there you have it: The actual girl pattern calls for picot on all edges.  I just didn’t want to get caught up doing that level of detail, so only […]

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