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My Favorite Foods: Brussels Sprouts

I am no food blogger, nor am I any sort of cooking expert. Mostly I cook by throwing a bit of this and a bit of that into a pot, or bowl, or what-have-you. But if you'll indulge me, I'd...

Time Lapse

22 hours agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Harlot

A sock goes home – Denver to Toronto. My yesterday (and this morning) in pictures.

Fiber College Photo Round-Up

I don't have time for a long post today. I need to get myself together and go to Pilates. But I do want to share some photos of my trip to Fiber College. Each year this trip recharges and inspries...

New Release: Duane Park Triangle

Duane Park Triangle, an asymmetrical, triangular shawl knits up quickly in two colors of fingering weight yarn. Its casual elegance will make Duane Park Triangle your go-to shawl this fall. The original design calls for Wanton Fibers Haughty Sock --...

After 7 is more reliable

Look! It’s the Minni sweater. This little sweater is knit from three colours of yarn.  You use a fair bit of the two main colours, and then there’s just a little bit of the third. In my case, that third … Continue reading ?

Second Thursday Swatches

Thank you all for your excellent blog suggestions. My Bloglovin list is growing thanks to you. I especially loved it when some of you sent links to your own blogs. It's really fun to see what you are all working...

Found Objects

5 days agoHobbies / Knitting : Indigirl

We moved into this house in late June 2013, and had spent the previous 4 months prepping our old house for sale. As part of the staging process, we did a bunch of DIY; painting, rehapping the kitchen, and replacing light fixtures. But we also wanted to make the home feel spacious. That meant packing […]

I hit it with a shoe

Just a quickie, as I sit having my coffee in the airport before my flight to Denver. (I’m giving a talk/performance/standup/whatever the hell it is that I do tonight in Loveland, if anybody wants to come. I think it will … Continue reading ?

A Renewed Commitment to Blogging

I've joined with a group of friends and made a commitment to make my blog more of a priority. Way back when in the early years of Through the Loops, I remember the fun and excitement of planning a new...


Over a month has passed since my last post and I am just getting to this space. I have good reason. I promise. And I'll share here soon. (Hint: Big, exciting, loving changes!) But first, I think I'll show you Antler. Remember when I ripped it out? It was just a bit toooooo big. Show More Summary

Maybe if that piece was tighter?

A few days ago, Joe’s parents started cleaning out their storage space. They moved to a smaller home, and some stuff had to go. This process has been pretty awesome for everyone. Tons of furniture moved along, and the youngsters … Continue reading ?


Well. Carly Catherine arrived at 11:25pm on March 29, and my world bloomed. “Bloom” is the best word I can think of to describe it. It’s as if all the colours are brighter. All the moments are more precious. All the love is so much stronger. Carly arrived, and it was like Spring after a […]

Still Terribly True

Thanks so much for the warm welcome for Midge! It’s nice to be at the place where we’re sailing her, instead of fixing her, and let’s hope for fair weather this weekend – while Joe will continue to sail until … Continue reading ?

What’s a little luck anyway

There’s not much knitting to show you today. I’m working on that little sweater and It is some seriously slow going. A friend asked yesterday what I was working on, and when I said it was Minni, there was this … Continue reading ?

Back to basic

Guys, it’s been a weird summer around here. After what felt like the longest winter ever, we were fully prepared to switch over to the heat and humidity we normally get. Instead we had a few months of moderate temperatures … Continue reading ?

Summer’s last gasp

Hello on this bright and shining last day of summer! I know, I know, it’s not technically the last day of summer, but it feels like it here.  Kids head back to school tomorrow, and September can’t be counted on … Continue reading ?

Being Boring

This morning I found myself flipping though the “hot right now” patterns on Ravelry. This was, rather frankly, right after I perused my library, and reorganized part of the stash, and cruised a few yarn websites and … Those, my … Continue reading ?

Boring Blog

You know, I’ve thought this before, but I don’t know if I’ve said it.  I think this blog being interesting relies pretty heavily on my ability to screw knitting up in an unlimited number of ways.  I think most of … Continue reading ...

Some days you’re the windshield

1. My sister called.  After careful consultation with her fashion team (that’s my mum) and a trial run of dress and shawl in daylight, with other shawl colours tried, and all the deep thinking that a wedding outfit should have, … Continue reading ?

And that’s a wrap

Despite all my dread, the mending of the shawl went really, really well. Like I planned, I threaded a needle with the yarn, and then wove it in along the bath of the previous thread, starting a little ways back. … Continue reading ?

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