All Blogs / Hobbies / Knitting / New

faerie magazine giveaway

Hey Friends! Are you familiar with Faerie Magazine? Well, it is A W E S O M E !It's filled with a huge variety of lovely topics. From travel, to poetry, to beauty tips, home decor, artist profiles, jewelry and on and on. And guess what?...Show More Summary

I can fill in one box

I am not sure yet if I have the nerve to open the Christmas Spreadsheet. You know, the one that I swore I’d open way sooner than this last year.  Last year I was going to get on this way … Continue reading ?

Twist Collective: Bonspiel cardigan

One of the odd things about knitting design is the delay that happens between knitting something up and its final release to the world. This summer I had the pleasure of knitting up another pattern for Twist Collective, and last week it went live! I’m so pleased to show you my Bonspiel cardigan, featured in […]

And there was debris everywhere

Well. After such a long break my poppets, I owe you some sort of explanation, but the only thing I’ve got that make sense comes from Inigo Montoya, “Let me explain… No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” … Continue reading ?

burton bear cowl

This is one of those quick, inexpensive, cute and useful knits! It comes in every size. From baby up to adult. (If you need a baby, toddler gift... oh my! The pattern has little ears. So stinking cute!) I can see wearing this so much in that really cold weather this winter. Show More Summary

bella cowl on youtube

Remember the Bella Cowl? Well, I receive quite a few emails about this pattern. It is a 4 stitch, 4 row repeat that seems to play tricks on our minds. SO, my sister Shelly and I put together a little tutorial while we were away last month. Show More Summary

thankful giveaway

Hey friends! Just wanted to let you know that 5 boxes of Chalk Lots (4/box) are being given away over on Chalk Lots Instagram. Graham Cracker OR Licorice! I really am so thankful to all of you. And these really make life even sweeter. Show More Summary

sweet sixteen

Sixteen years. Some of it is such a blur. This boy of mine has added so much joy and so much depth to our lives. Chalk Lots to greet him. Sixteen balloons. Five friends for Pad Thai from his favorite Thai restaurant. And a chocolate cake with green frosting. Show More Summary

As it goes by

For the last three days I’ve been in the most beautiful places. Places without internet, or mobile coverage, but beautiful none-the-less.  As I travel, my phone will suddenly get 19 texts, and 48 notifications, and I’ll snatch it out of … Continue reading ?

up next :: madge

I've had this yarn in my stash for quite some time. I actually can't even remember how long it's been stashed. But, I do remember, my mom rolled all of the skeins into balls for me while visiting. It sat there because I changed my mind about the project it was intended for. Show More Summary

Pacing myself

Greetings, knitter friends! I am writing this on the flip side of my move, which went pretty well as moves go, and am now adjusting to a new pace of life in the ‘big city’ back in Toronto. It’s been several years since I lived in Toronto itself, and I’m remembering how it is both […]

Mini Maker Faire, November 6-8

All the Barnes & Noble stores in the US (ALL of them) host a Mini Maker Faire this weekend! I’m sure you’ve heard of Make the magazine (and it’s short-lived sibling Craft). There are local Maker groups around the country that hang out, tinker, play with 3D printers, and often provide workshops for kids and […]


When I was getting ready to leave, I had the hardest time getting it all together. Going away on long trips is tricky. Not just because of the clothes and creature comforts, but the yarn situation. This being my life, … Continue reading ?

Weekly Wrap-Up: Lesson 10

This was one of the strongest weeks so far (in my opinion) for a couple of reasons. Reason 1: COMPASS. Reason 2: Math Wheel. Math wheels are a very Waldorf method for reinforcing the patterns in the multiplication tables (taught along with skip counting – “counting by 3s” etc.) among other things. It’s just neat. […]


I have been documenting my children's birthdays here since I started my blog. Nine years ago. I love/hate looking back at the birthday posts. I get all sentimental looking at them. But, I love the record I have of that day. I'm not sure where the monkey is that I made her for her ninth birthday. Show More Summary


Randomly on a Wednesday: 1. I took the morning off today to watch the swearing in ceremony for our new Prime Minister. I don’t regret it at all. The best moment for me was seeing that he had made good … Continue reading ?

Up one notch

A few months ago… or maybe a little longer than that, I had dinner with my mum, sister, mother-in-law and sisters-in-law. We took a few pictures, and they all looked great, and I looked… less great. I’ve never been good … Continue reading ?

A silly little trick

On Thursday of last week, two things happened. First, Joe left for a conference in NYC, and I woke up feeling awful. I’m leaving soon for a two week trip out of town, working two gigs (the Columbia Gorge Fiber … Continue reading ?

Going big

When I headed off to Rhinebeck earlier this month, I brought a few different projects with me, as one does for a knitting weekend. My Jurisfiction cardigan in progress, some Jaywalker socks that I ended up finishing on the trip down, and a bag of selected Knit Picks Palette yarn from what is, admittedly, a […]

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC