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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...

one/nine

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

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...

antler

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 ?

Momhood

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 ?

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