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A good time, not a long time

Just for fun, I’ll tell you: this blog post took three cities to accomplish. I started it in Toronto this morning, then worked on it on a layover in Calgary, and now I’m finishing it in Vancouver. I’m sorry for … Continue reading ?

Disneyland v. the Magic Kingdom at Disney World

We were very lucky to have the opportunity to visit Disneyland so soon after our visit to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with Gran and Pop last Thanksgiving. Both were unforgettable trips, but the differences between the two parks were striking. In case this is something you’ve been wondering about, I’ve got a few pictures to […]

If you want to up your knitting game

If you’ve been knitting for a longer amount of time – long enough that you’ve done enough knitting projects to think of yourself as “A Knitter,” then you may every so often start to find yourself in a rut. You still love knitting, you still look fondly at the yarns on your shelf and the […]

Weekly Wrap-Up: Disneyland!!!1!

Every now and then Michael has to go “to the office” out in Santa Monica. This time we went with him. Mostly because we could (yay homeschool + frequent flyer miles) but also because Disneyland! Ellie and I knit on the plane. Goofy met us in the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel. Our room had […]

just wanted to let you know

I'm packing my passport and heading over the Atlantic. A special someone is turning 80. I'll probably post photos over on Instagram if you want to follow along.Off to paint my nails. See you soon!


I had planned to spend all of today working. I flew into Minneapolis yesterday, and then took a bus to Menomonie, Wisconsin, and the whole way here I was planning how today I’d do nothing but catch up on paperwork. … Continue readin...

Weak in the face of wool

Despite having finished 2 projects this month I still have no shortage of Works In Progress on the needles, so I’ve been trying to stick to the willpower as much as possible and not cast on twelve new sweaters all at once just because it’s September. But a girl can only hold out for so […]

And So On

1. I got back from Calgary yesterday afternoon. 2. I’m writing this to you from the airport because I’m leaving again. 3. I’m pretty tired, but I think I’m going to make it. 4. I had a totally fantastic time … Continue reading ?

salted oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies

I've made these cookies for the past two weeks. Easy no brainers. Well, I actually made them twice because I was the "no brainer" and forgot to sprinkle with sea salt. So I needed to make them again to see if we actually liked them the way the recipe intended. Show More Summary

Finished Project: Rocaille Socks

Well my fellow knitter friends, it turns out that after about 3 months of not at all monogamous knitting time, it’s possible to still finish that pair of cabled socks! I told myself this summer that one of my goals was to knit a non-boring pair of socks (i.e. not Nice Ribbed socks and not […]


No school today. Libby makes the most of it. So, I panicked and ordered a 7th skein of yarn for my yoga shawl. I just couldn't bear the thought of running out with my deadline and all! And, I finally picked out some buttons. I wanted a flat finish instead of shiny and found the perfect ones at JoAnn Fabrics. Show More Summary

yarn and soul

Has your weather been perfect like it has been here? Crisp cool mornings and clear blue skies are making for the best days around here. Makes me all giddy for fall. My mind is racing with thoughts of new projects. I'm looking for a sweater pattern as I approach the end of the yoga shawl and have a lot of little projects in mind. Show More Summary


I spent the weekend in Lethbridge, Alberta – I was in town for their Word on The Street Festival, and it was great. They did me the honour of asking me to be a featured writer, and I was in … Continue reading ?

Weekly Wrap-Up: Lesson 5

I finished my Pig! I also disabled all the toy listings in my Etsy shop. No worries, they’ll be back in October. School. There was some! Ellie wrote her story-summery paragraph completely independently and it was perfect (except that “ribbin” needed an o instead of that second i). Up until this point, all the paragraphs/sentences […]

Gradual and steady

Thank you all for the lovely sweater comments on my previous post! It’s great to get fall started with a nice cardigan. Now that that one is well off the needles, my knitting brain wants me to cast on immediately for four more sweaters, naturally. (Specifically, another Venezia pullover, another Jurisfiction cardigan for me (the […]


Yesterday I looked at my schedule for the next few weeks, and I laid it all out, and made it tidy, making itineraries, and printing schedules, and I made sure everything I need is (more or less) orderly and organized, … Continue reading ?

Make Some Fun Knitted Cat Toys for Your Feline Friends

Have yarn-obsessed kitties who try to steal your knitting? Delight your playful felines with some cute knitted cat toys to call their own! Transform a few jingle bells and some leftover yarn scraps into hours of pet-friendly fun! Your fuzzy pals will definitely adore these quick-knitting triangular cat toys. Show More Summary

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: The Gregories – Convertible Knit Mittens

By Kristin Roach These convertible knit mittens will keep your hands toasty and warm during the cold of winter. To free your fingers, simply open the convertible flap! Materials 50g bulky weight wool yarn, I used Mauch Chunky from Kraemer...Show More Summary

Handmade Kids: Knit Linen Vest for Babies

Make a comfy multi-season top for your little one with this sweet and breezy knit linen vest for babies! Lightweight, soft, and sturdy, linen and linen blends are perfect for creating practical, versatile handknits. A perfect example:...Show More Summary

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: Knit Bow Headband

By Stefanie Fail This was a little bow that I created a while back for a friend’s birthday present, but now I’m thinking of creating these little bows for everything. Necklaces? Bracelets? Bow ties? The knit bow headband pattern is pretty...Show More Summary

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