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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 →

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 →

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 →

Learning to Quilt at Spool of Thread

In the beginning of November I took a class at Spool of Thread called 3, 2, 1… Quilt! It was a beginner quilting class which was perfect for me because I already know how to sew and work a machine… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Knitted Kitty, Sleeping Cowl

As you may know, Henry is a yarn snob. He only fondles fibres with 100% natural content. Therefore, I believed my cowl being knit with Nashua Ivy (50% alpaca, 45% merino, 5% synthetic) was safe. I thought wrong: Fortunately he… Continue Reading →

Painted Plant Pots

Last Wednesday I showed Henry inspecting my new houseplants. I bought them from the Garden Centre at Home Depot and chose plain terracotta pots to plant them in. I asked at the Paint Centre in Home Depot if I would… Continue Reading →

I can haz yarnz!

Dressew is the best place in town to go if you’re a sewer/crafter, however, the selection of yarn (at $1.99/ball) has always been low-quality. It’s fantastic if you need eyelash, novelty yarn, or acyrlic for your project. But this weekend,… Continue Reading →

FO: My Red Cowl

Before the Knitter’s FOtoshoot, I managed to finish up my red cowl! Yaaay! Now I just need a grey coat (my current Autumn coat is turquoise). The red of the Cascade Luna yarn is very true in the first photo…. Continue Reading →

Knitting Luuurve

I have a lot of Mirasol yarn in my stash, and I often pet it and wonder what it will become one day. I have four skeins (in two different colours) of Mirasol Miski, and one skein of Mirasol Hacho…. Continue Reading →

Damage Control

For Christmas a couple years ago, I made my dad felt clogs from the Fibre Trend pattern. They were freaking monsters! Check out my Ravelry project page to see a picture of them with my cat for size. Well according… Continue Reading →

Identify that Stitch

Calling all knitters!! Out shopping today I found a (machine) knit scarf but didn’t recognize the stitch. It looked like stockinette with a thick-n-thin yarn… except when stretched. Can anyone identify this stitch? Sorry for the crappy cell phone photos…. Continue Reading →

Yarn Bombing

A recent topic around town has been yarn bombing with the upcoming release of Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain’s new book, Yarn Bombing: The Art of Knit and Crochet Graffiti from Arsenal Pulp Press. Well I was lucky enough to… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Martha Stewart’s Big Book of Inspiration

Otherwise titled Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts. From albums for scrapbooks, botanical pressings, and fabric flowers, to mosaics, rope crafts, soap-making, and tin punching — this book honestly has it all. The best thing about it is that the projects… Continue Reading →

Luna Cast On

I trekked out to Burnaby yesterday to meet Chelle and her precious ball winder for a Knitting Meetup. It was really nice, I wound all three balls of the Cascade Luna and then cast on for the Quickie Cowl. And… Continue Reading →

Stitches of the Heart

This cloth has been quite laborious to finish. I started it when I was doing the review of Lace Knitting To Go by Andrea Tung. I had wanted to try a few different stitches to give a better review but… Continue Reading →

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