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My Favorite Things: Blocking

I am always amazed when knitters don't get around to blocking. The second that I bind off the last stitch I am itching to get my latest WIP onto the blocking board. Then I'm as antsy as a kindergartner waiting...

Another one bites the dust

21 hours agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Harlot

Hello, Hello, from the other side of the wedding chaos – and chaos is a great way to describe it.  It was a fantastic three day event, with a family dinner on Friday where we met Winston’s family, and welcomed … Continue reading ?

Why isn’t there a guardrail on this thing

21 hours agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Harlot

My sister Erin is getting married on Saturday, and just back from two back to back trips, with a bike rally meeting looming in front of me, and all the things I have to do before the big day making … Continue reading ?

a new pair of socks

These socks were four years in the making. And the finished timing just couldn't have been more perfect. Fall has blown in and has me feeling completely giddy. I wanted them super slouchy. The pair that is worn in the mornings and evenings. Show More Summary

Time Lapse V.3

The last one, I swear.  Little Rock Arkansas, to Toronto, Ontario. My yesterday, in sock pictures.  

Trillium Yarns Grand Re-Opening

Visiting Trillium Yarns is like going home for me. It is owned by Beverly, one of my dearest friends, and is close to the town where I lived and raised my kids for 21 years. Even without the personal connection...

FO Friday: Prolix Mitts

What could be better than a quick knit that you cast on one morning, work on sporadically throughout the day, and weave the last end in on the following morning? I'll tell you what's better, one that accomplishes all of...


We celebrated Charlie's birthday a couple days early this year. I am so grateful he could come home from school for his birthday dinner. He left nineteen candles stacked on a plate. (Nineteen!) This is what the cake looks like two days later. It was a free for all for Libby and Andrew. That's what happens when you leave your cake and head back to college.

As if this was ever a zero sum game

Today I finalized my travel plans for heading to Rhinebeck, aka the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. It’s going to be fabulous, and not only do I get to visit the fairgrounds and eat delicious food and buy … Continue reading ...

Time Lapse V.2

A sock takes a trip, Toronto to Arkansas. My yesterday and this morning, in sock pictures. (It’s a crazy week.) Yarn: Desert Vista Dyeworks, colourway: Convo Me. (I got it at the Loopy Ewe, but it looks like it’s gone … Continue reading ?

Fourth Thursday Friends: Laura Nelkin

As I sit here typing I await the arrival of my good friend, Laura Nelkin. She is coming to NYC this weekend to celebrate the publication of her new book, Knockout Knits. She'll be teaching classes and signing books all...

Gimme gimme

Now that my summer knitting is done and dusted and I’ve finished just as many Cannon St. cardi samples for myself as I want, I’m moving on full speed ahead to new projects. Rhinebeck’s coming up in just a startling 4.5 … Continue reading ?

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

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

2 weeks 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 ?

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