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Have I mentioned to you (maybe not, because I still can’t quite believe it myself) that this year I’ve expanded my commitment to the Bike Rally? Maybe because I have trouble saying no, or maybe because I really, truly think … Continue reading ?

Sweater weather

I looked at the calendar the other day and realized February is next week, which seems strange, and yet the holidays feel very far away at the same time so I suppose those two things go hand in hand. It … Continue reading ?


Dear Blog, For Christmas last year, Ken gave me a very nice bottle of whiskey, appropriately called “Writer’s Tears”. I’ve been waiting for what seemed like an appropriate time to open it, and I just did. I’ve poured myself a … Continue reading ?

winter ice cream sandwiches

The chocolate wafer cookies barely met their friend Somoas. Delicious by themselves. But paired with Somoas ice cream? Tasted like a little bit of summer on a cold January day.The yarn in the header is wool-ease. My sisters and I bought a truck load while in Florida last month. Show More Summary

Spinning, two kinds, not three

Earlier this week, I bought myself something I’ve wanted for a little while. A cycle trainer. It’s not what you think, by “trainer” I don’t mean someone who yells at you about how fast you’re going and tells you to … Continue readin...

Whirlwind weekend

I spent last weekend in the company of many other knitters at the Vogue Knit Live workshops in New York City, and it was an enjoyable whirlwind. I was at one of the very first of these weekends four years … Continue reading ?

Product VS Process

Yesterday, as I was finishing Sam’s hat (after reclaiming mine) I was thinking that I hadn’t enjoyed knitting it all that much. I didn’t dislike it (how could you not like knitting?) but it wasn’t the ten buckets of fun … Continue reading ?

Maybe some mittens to go with

Last week it was revealed to me that Sam’s old Wurm hat had departed for greener pastures, and for reasons related to motherhood and that warm feeling that comes over me when one of my children requests a knitted item, … Continue reading ?

Woolly Days

As much as the winter and I are not soul mates, I have to admit that it has its charms. As a fellow Canadian and I agreed on a plane the other day, winging our way back to the frozen … Continue reading ?

this week

Mexican wedding cookies seemed like the perfect cookie for our Mexican themed Birthday dinner. The birthday boy requested fish tacos served with stuffed peppers. SO good. This recipe came from a grocery store in Florida years ago. My sisters and mom and I love them with coffee and yarn for breakfast. Show More Summary

I’m not sure my mother is sincere

Hello poppets! A quick one from me before another day passes without posting… I’m writing to you from San Francisco. (Well. That’s a lie.  I’m writing to you from the airport in San Francisco where my flight is delayed, and … Continue reading ?

Tomorrow's the Day!

The first clue of this year's TTL Mystery Sock 15 goes out tomorrow, January 15th! If you haven't joined the KAL yet there's still time. Head over to Ravelry to purchase the pattern, and then join us in the Fans...

a celebration

We flew to Florida last weekend to celebrate my Dad. Cause, that's what he wanted. It felt so weird to be throwing a party for him and not have him be there. But that's what he wanted. And you know, he was there. And he was smiling. We celebrated a life that was well lived and well loved. He had us smiling, too.

Moss stitch island

This weekend I triumphantly finished the sleeves on my Ossel dress in progress, which I made sure to complete before doing the body. I like getting the sleeves out of the way first if I can, because it’s a nice … Continue reading ?

Scrappy Duane Park Triangle

I feel badly for people who don't create. They miss out on the joy of middle of the night inspiration. You know what I mean. Those times you wake up in the wee hours with an idea that just cannot...


At midnight, we hit a milestone. My nutty, sweet, funny, smart, beautiful, loving, delightful, kind, sassy, nerdy, talented, creative daughters turned twenty-one. I could not be more proud to be their mom. Long time readers have watched them grow up...


Yesterday was one of those frigid winter days where the only thing to do is stay in and craft, so I set about embellishing a few hats in need of a pom. The truth is, I am a fool for...

Mystery Sock Swag

I absolutely love the adorable sock wearing sheep that my daughter Isabella created for this year's Mystery Sock KAL. If your comments are any indication, apparently many of you do as well. I even had a few people ask for...

Knitting as usual

The first week of January is coming to an end and it’s odd how quickly the holidays have faded – it feels like it should be much farther along than January 9th! But I’m quite all right with having more … Continue reading ?


Two color shawls are my weakness. I cannot think of a better way to spend a day than digging through my stash, or my LYS's shelves to find that perfect combination of colors on a beautiful fingering weight base. So...

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