Category: knitting

rescue cowl

Two weeks ago I finished up with knitting the last of my Christmas presents. I’m always a bit behind, which is why I only get around to knitting for myself in late winter. It’s not often you mentally calculate the list of people-to-knit-for and come up short… so! I have two months of winter left and I want to […]

baby steps

You know how lace scarves are suddenly everywhere? It’s like you can’t be a knitter unless you’re draping some lacey shawl around your neck. Well I’d never knit lace (and I wasn’t committed enough to fork out for a fancy pattern) so when I decided to knit a lacey number of my own I took it […]

The Maid Behind the Bar

Today is the first day in a while where I have been able to sit on my couch all day to work on job applications. Last month, it was time to be more proactive in my job hunt. I went out and found a nanny job, a cat-sitting gig and have been picking up shifts […]

Project list

Back at the knitting, waiting for the rain… 1. Warm Woolly socks (2/3 the way there!) 2. Plain slouchy beret (wool purchased+pattern found) 3. Complicated socks (wool purchased+pattern found) 4. Entrelac socks (hmm… making this pattern for a guy might be tricky) 5. Christmas: socks, socks, and more socks 6. Yet Another Cardigan

broken glasses

life changes one day at a time sitting listening to the rain with a productivity candle burning getting better posture from practice wearing that bracelet which reads, Live in the Moment thinking on the future and accepting the ways things are the food revolution continues: my first batch of kombucha! weeding garlic beds for a while or not. […]

ready to eat

made soup again (unintentionally) for dinner this week, and I think it was my favourite yet. tomatoes coconut milk parsley (add early) chinese 5 spice thyme s&p celery onion garlic Nearly finished with a small case using the most complicated knitting stitch ever. It is called woven basket stitch. You knit into the back of […]

more vignettes from home

my knitting is balled up on the stool the shadows are long when you’re in the north this time of year, so are the days. saw six baby quail today and a baby bunny! napped in the hammock and pondered the space-time continuum in such leisure It seems to snow this time of year, snow from […]


I have so many project ideas bubbling about! I’d love to try my hand at knitting a shawl, there are more cases on the go, I’ve seen a lovely pattern for a 3-hour sweater, and have you ever seen smocking?? The new knitty zine came out and I am feeling incredibly inspired. The house put on a St. […]

the college experience

Like the evil queen says: “Things are looking up!” it’s all about attitude. dinner was SO good tonite, I am rapidly falling in love with food. a friend and I met up for crafts, and I started sewing a rag rug. It is now big enough for both my feet and feels wonderfull squishy! I think I […]