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Bulky Moebius Cowl FO

I picked up a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo Rasta from Three Bags Full’s January post-Boxing Day sale. It was 10% or 15% off so I saved a couple dollars after taxes. I’ve been lusting over the Rasta colours for a… Continue Reading →

Seen: Yarn Bombing in Halifax, NS

My sister was in Moncton, NB, this summer for the Explore program. She also did some travelling and spotted this tree in Halifax. She emailed it to me and I’m (finally) posting it. Bonnie wrote in the email, “This was… Continue Reading →

Just Keep Knitting

So last time I blogged about knitting, I had not finished Gnome for Festivus, I was planning to frog Argante, start Gaenor, and cast on for some fingerless gloves. I still haven’t finished Gnome. Here is how much I’ve knit… Continue Reading →

Festivus Miracle Swap-o-Rama 2010

I was a last minute addition to the Festivus Miracle Swap-o-Rama when I found out I’d be here for the event. Sign-ups were in July as the premise is to knit a gift for another knitter (and receive one in… Continue Reading →

Start-and-stop-itis

Question for the knitters out there: Are you often indecisive when it comes to a project? Even when you’re over the halfway point? That is what happened to me with my Argante shawl (yarn: Socks that Rock). I was loving… Continue Reading →

Stash Enhancement

No, I have no knitting to show. But I do have lovely lovely yarns. Non-yarnies, look away now. Yarn-a-holics, grab a towel, you might drool. First up, my package from The Loopy Ewe: I decided to see what all the… Continue Reading →

General Random Stuff

Sit down, grab a coffee, because here are some quick updates all at once. Some don’t need individual blog posts, some are long-overdue updates. I’ve joined the Festivus Swap on our local Ravelry meetup group. Must shop and knit for… Continue Reading →

Vancouver Trash 2 Treasure Fibre Swap

Come out next weekend, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre from 1:00-3:00 pm and swap all your unwanted/unneeded/unloved fibre goodies! Anything knitting/crochet/spinning related is welcome (books, yarn, spinning fibre, hooks/needles, spindles, etc.). I cannot take credit for the… Continue Reading →

FO: Malabrigo Rasta Scarf

This was probably the quickest knit I’ve ever made, even counting the two times I ripped half of it out. The pattern is the Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf by Jen Reilly [Ravelry link]. It called for US 19 (15mm) and CO… Continue Reading →

PURPLE Caps for Newborn Babies

The Period of PURPLE Crying and the BC Children’s Hospital are raising awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome by making hats for newborns. We invite you to join our mission: make a PURPLE newborn baby cap so we can give select… Continue Reading →

Crafty Mojo Returns

On Sunday I went to a different fabric store to look at the selection of blue-patterned fabric. Last time I went to Dressew because it’s right by my work, and I liked the fabric I selected but I didn’t love… Continue Reading →

Crafty Mojo

I’ve made substantial progress on my shawl! I am quite impressed with Argante and may even knit Gaenor. It would look quite gorgeous with my new Unwind Yarns. Unfortunately, today I have totally lost my crafty mojo. It’s not the… Continue Reading →

Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival

This weekend was the 11th Annual Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival from August 19-21. I don’t think I’d ever been to Gibsons before. The town is technically on the main mass of British Columbia, but is considered the Sunshine Coast…. Continue Reading →

Shopping Spree

In the past couple weeks I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many of my favourite (and soon to be fave) local shops. I thought I’d share the goodies with you all as there are some fibre-related products(!!!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Near the… Continue Reading →

Day to Day

Things have been pretty busy here the past couple weeks at chez Monnibo. This post is going to be a mish-mash of many things. We went to Spanish Banks on Saturday and met some friends for dinner. When the tide… Continue Reading →

Look at my Lace!!

That’s right, I’m knitting a lace shawl! The pattern I decided on was Argante by Corrina Ferguson (Rav link) and I’m using 1 skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in colourway “Garden Daze” (Rav link). I was… Continue Reading →

FO: Herringbone Cowl

This has been my “stupid knitting” project for some time. Why is it “stupid knitting”? #1: It’s simple pattern is perfect to take to Knitting Meetup where I am constantly distracted and just plain chatty. #2: I’m stupid and forget… Continue Reading →

Winding Yarn & Casting On

A couple months ago my dad helped me make a yarn swift to go with the ball winder I got at FibresWest in March. We used this DIY Yarn Swift tutorial and I decided to video the yarn winding. The… Continue Reading →

Knitted Snakeys for Charity

I’ve mentioned several times that Henry is a yarn snob, so I knit him a new snakey out of 100% wool scraps (Cascade 220). Once I finished his snakey, I moved on to the three snakes I’ve committed to knit… Continue Reading →

Dad’s Second Pair of Felted Slippers

Dad loved his felted slippers that I made him for Christmas 2007. In fact, this past summer I had to mend them just so he could keep wearing them. For his birthday (in April) I planned to make him a… Continue Reading →

Knit & Crochet Blog Week: Day 7

What a Yarn! There‚Äôs one love that we all share: yarn. Blog about a particular yarn you have used in the past or own in your stash, or perhaps one that you covet from afar. If it is a yarn… Continue Reading →

Knit & Crochet Blog Week: Day 6

Revisit a past FO (finished object): Bring the fortune and life of a past finished project up to the present. Document the current state and use of an object you have knitted or crocheted, whether it is the hat your… Continue Reading →

Knit & Crochet Blog Week: Day One

Yarnpiggy posted about Knit & Crochet Blog Week 2010 last week sometime and piqued my interest. Eskimimi Knits is hosting the first inaugural Knit & Crochet Blog Week to celebrate fibre bloggers and talk about our shared passion. There are… Continue Reading →

FibresWest 2010

I didn’t go to the first annual FibresWest last year, so on Friday I decided to head out to Abbotsford and take a gander. I dragged Chelle along for the ride and we had a very good time. I am… Continue Reading →

Crochet Success!!

Chelle taught me to crochet probably two years ago. She gave me a gift with a gorgeous crochet hook, WIP bag and 2 balls of KnitPicks Shine in garden green. It was a lovely gift and I went around in… Continue Reading →

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