Blog Profile / Yarn Harlot


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Filed Under:Hobbies / Needlework
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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Making

Making – The baby blanket. I’m two repeats in, and I think optimistically it’s going to take 15 repeats for the body, and then I can pick up stitches round my square, and get on with the border. Making– it … Continue reading ?

Good News

I know that nobody out there could possibly be as worried about this as I was, but the yarn is here. Let the great blanket sprint begin – and yes, I know that swatch is tiny but I say it … Continue reading ?

It’s still a thing

A few weeks ago, it was PWA‘s 30th anniversary. This is charity I hold near and dear to my heart, as you’ve probably gathered.  I sit on the steering committee, and I’ve ridden my bike from Toronto to Montreal several … Continue reading ?

Mummy’s Little Sweatshop

The paper and silk jacket continues to trudge along, though I’m feeling better and as my energy and will to go on returns, I’m trying to get a bunch of stuff done. I cleaned up around here,  zipped out to … Continue reading ?

Turns out those two words are a thing

The quickest trip to my computer today (actually, if I tell the truth I wrote most of this on my phone and then texted it to myself) as I’ve been felled by that most ignoble of all ailments, the dastardly … Continue reading ?

Knit Faster

Our little man Elliot is bigger by the moment.  I see him every few days, and every time I pick up his little body it has a greater heft. He’s gaining so well, absolutely thriving on his mother’s milk.  I … Continue reading ?

Surprise!

That’s what a friend said when I texted them this picture: It’s a sweet little BSJ, knit out of my handspun, seen here doing the manta ray impression this sweater always does, right before it’s folded like origami, and presto-chango, … Continue reading ?

Something had to give

This morning I got up and went downstairs to make the coffee, and I stood there looking around at the complete chaos, and decided that today is the day I am getting it together. Now, this isn’t an unfamiliar thing … Continue reading...

Mr Excitement

It would seem that Elliot has taken to modelling knitwear as a duck takes to water. He’s absolutely a natural. He remains sweet tempered and easygoing, thus making him more like his father than any McPhee alive.  He’s seen here … Continue reading ?

Dateline – Toronto

Reports are emerging from Toronto this afternoon regarding a prolific local knitter who used to really get sht done, but in recent weeks has finally come to realize that no matter what approach she takes, how many lists she writes, … Continue reading ?

Dear Elliot

I did not know, my sweetness, what it would feel like to be a grandmother. I tried to imagine it, and I wasn’t able to, not the whole time that you were on your way. I knew I would love … Continue reading ?

On the Outside

I have started and deleted this post about twenty times. Editing, deleting, re-writing, deleting, trying to say the right things about Elliot’s arrival, and what it was like. This time I’m just going to write straight through, and whatever happens, … Continue reading ?

He’s new here

Blog, please meet my grandson. We’d like to introduce Elliot Tupper, and he was born yesterday in the evening, two weeks ahead of schedule. He is 7lbs 3oz, and just about the most perfect human being I have ever seen, … Continue reading ?

Bomb

I’m back in the airport after almost exactly 34 hours at home, and they weren’t totally all at home, because I had a Bike Rally Steering Committee meeting last night – and I felt pretty noble for turning up for … Continue reading ?

Whoosh

That’s the sound that the last week made. If you were anywhere near me you would have heard it, along with my desperate scribbling on to-do lists, as well as the gentle rustling of crumpled post-it notes scurrying in my … Continue reading ?

I would like a typo better

In my post the other day, I wrote that there would be 1600 rows in the edging, and Katie (who is surely a hopeful person, full of optimism) wrote and said “Surely that’s a typo.”  Vickiebee even said “Maybe it’s … Continue reading ?

It’s Not Early

My friend Debbi has a great expression. When a task is daunting and spread out in front of you, and you’re getting that slightly crampy feeling in the pit of your stomach, she’ll look right at it and say “Don’t … Continue reading ?

Proof of Life

I sat down yesterday morning with a cup of coffee and the intention of writing a post to you, and then realized that though I don’t believe in jinxes, and I didn’t really think I could make myself fall down … Continue reading ?

The Hand of Destiny

I sat down, all ready and organized, to tell  you pretty much nothing. The blanket is going fine, I’m passed the first little border and I’m ready to move on to the next one. I have it charted and swatched … Continue reading ?

Blur

No time. Only pictures. Luis listens to Megan’s baby. I made a million cookies, and piping icing is hard. (But I win, because they’re still cute.) Ken is 51. I spent a ridiculous amount of time with a peeler and … Continue reading ?

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