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Summer’s last gasp

11 hours agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Harlot

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 ?

The Moment

Saturday I finished the shawl. I cast off all day, and I’m not kidding about that. I cast off for a few hours the evening before, and then I cast off for about five straight hours on Saturday, and when … Continue reading ?

Forever and ever

Finally. I had two projects that I wanted to finish before I went all the way to crazy-town with brand new exciting stuff, and I’ve been such a virtuous and dedicated knitter. Jen’s socks are finished, and that meant the … Continue reading ?

Finishing line

It’s been stockinette sweater central around here at Knitting To Stay Sane. In my zeal to knit up more than one sample each of the stockinette cardigan & pullover pattern I’ve been finishing up (just a straight-up ‘this is my … Continue reading ?

Remains of the day

When I was finished Jen’s socks, I had two little balls of “beige” leftover.  (I’d weighed the yarn and divided it in two, to make sure I had enough, which was ridiculous, since Jen’s feet are petite.) Now, when it … Continue readin...

Hey Jack, the good people are here

Every year on the bike rally, I take knitting- and I don’t just mean that I pack knitting along for the evening or when I’m off my bike, I mean I pack knitting. Never, ever at a break or pause … Continue reading ?


Whew. Thanks so much for forgiving my absence on Thursday and Friday knitters. Joe and I took a mini break, and headed up to hang out with his family at a cottage for just a little bit (20 hours, really) … Continue reading ?

Constant vigilance

A month ago when I returned home from vacation to discover water damage over about half of my house, one silver lining was that my yarn wasn’t harmed. It was in a totally different part of the house that was … Continue reading ?

All the yarn are belong to me

For a few months now, I have been holding the month of August in my heart like a sparkling, precious jewel. For the last while, I’ve had to say no to about a thousand things. The combination of work, training … Continue reading ?

These words are like birds

Once, when I was little, I was trying to write something, and I couldn’t find the words. My grandfather came up to me and said “Are the words like birds?”  It was the perfect description, and it’s where I’ve found … Continue reading...

happy august!

I'm a goal setter. Especially when it comes to my knitting. Sometimes I reach those goals. Sometimes not. I fell 2 days short on this project. I'm okay with that. I started this project at the end of March. Ripped it out in the middle of May and started it again. Show More Summary

popsicle, popsicle, popsicle

I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a Vitamix. I've been making green smoothies for over 4 years and have been using my trusty blender to do so. It has served the wonderful purpose and I couldn't be more proud of that blender for hanging in there with me. Show More Summary

Eye on the stash

Lately I’ve been enjoying pulling more yarn from the stash, especially as I work on this stockinette sweater project – it’s a cardigan and apullover…and oh heck, I might as well do a second pullover in a different yarn, just … Continue reading ?

JORD watch winner + first 25 lovelies

The random number generator chose number 82, willowcaroline. Congrarts! Please email me and I will pass on your information so that you can be sporting your new watch in no time!Also, the awesome peeps at JORD watches would also like to give a 5% discount off your order to 25 of my readers. Show More Summary

Thank you

Here I am. In less than 12 hours I’ll be awake, and getting ready to ride my bike down to Allen Gardens (That’s where our departure is from) and meeting up with a couple hundred other cyclists, and then at … Continue reading ?

Randomly on a Thursday

1. No word yet on the sock. It could be that this story will end sadly, but not for lack of effort in the knitting community, and I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel great about us. … Continue reading ?

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