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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 →

Baby on the Way

Did I scare you? Actually, the expecting mother is my mom’s best friend’s step-daughter. Because my mom’s best friend is also my godmother, we are actually close. And although I don’t know the expecting mother, I thought it would be… Continue Reading →

Bonnie’s Beautiful Bonnet

Okay, so the Robin’s Egg Blue knitted hat is a bit of a stretch from “bonnet” … but the alliteration was too great to resist. Ta da! The button is from Button Button and is porcelain and handmade by two… Continue Reading →

Wintery FO… just in time for Spring

About a week ago I finished knitting this: Keyhole Scarflette based on the Ribbed Mini-Scarf by Celeste Glassel. Here is my Rav project page if you’re curious and on Ravelry. Mom absolutely adores the set. The only problem with the… Continue Reading →

Bandit Bunny Makes Secret Easter Attack

I don’t have photos of the entire attack, but take my word for it, Bandit Bunny hopped across the street in broad daylight, out my front door, across the road, and up the steps of my neighbour’s house. And when… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Lace Knitting To Go

You may or may not know that I’m not a big lace knitter, although I am in total awe of how beautiful it is. but that’s what’s so great about this little book (if you can call it that). Lace… Continue Reading →


I delivered my spoilee’s cocoa package on Saturday… and so I can finally share photos of the Blah Buster Buddy I made. Unfortunately Chelle is feeling very under the weather so I don’t expect she’s blogged about the package yet…… Continue Reading →

Mom’s New Hat

Project Details [ravpage]: Yarn: Michell & CIA. Luxury Collection Alpaca Peru. 100% baby alpaca. Pattern: Fetching-Inspired Hat [ravlink] by Grace KnitsALOT. Needles: 6mm circulars (instead of DPNs) The pattern was very vague, but fortunately, hats with a 5 stitch repeat… Continue Reading →

General Update

Grab a cuppa something warm and settle in by the dying fire with me and Henry. Here is the big news… Friday it snowed a little in the morning. Nothing stuck downtown (it melted as soon as it touched anything)… Continue Reading →

Two Birds with One Stone

FO + FO = warm Monnibo!! Sorry for the crappy bathroom photos… but when you finish at midnight-thirty, during the winter season no less, there aren’t going to be any outdoor shots. Maybe later when I’m in England we’ll get… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Calorimetry; Hello New Toy

I decided to rip the mis-sized Calorimetry. I just decided that even converting it to a neck-warmer kinda thing, I still wasn’t crazy about it. And (for some reason) none of you were a fan of Grammy Monica. heheh And… Continue Reading →

Small Head or Big Knit?

I finished Calorimetry…. Okay so I know that the pattern said gauge was important… and I know that I didn’t swatch, but what I want to know is HOW BIG IS THE MODEL’S HEAD!? I cast on LESS stitches than… Continue Reading →

Knitting for Luke

Michelle recently posted about her friend’s 7-year-old son who has an inoperable tumor on his brain stem. His name is Luke and he’ll be going in for radiation treatment soon. Michelle wanted to knit him a lovely blanket, but of… Continue Reading →

Lattice Facecloth

When you (avid knitter and blog-visitor) saw this post title, you were thinking, “Yay! Some honest to goodness knitting content! Finally she has an FO to show off!” I’m sorry; you are wrong. I merely wrote up a pattern that… Continue Reading →

Holy Crap! A real FO!

It’s been a while hasn’t it? I knit slowly… I don’t like the things I start so I start other things… and nothing gets done. And I also feel guilty about all the different things I say I’ll knit for… Continue Reading →

Bunny Update!

Before I left England I actually managed to finish the Easter Bunny. CW’s Grandma and mum helped me out and those were the ears we decided on.

Finally a Finished Knitted Object!!

You thought I knit? You thought right! Haha…. I admit I am a slow knitter, and I definitely like to be motivated and inspired by what I’m making. The unfortunate thing is that I don’t like to start new projects… Continue Reading →

My First Toque!

WordPress Converts: Welcome to WP, Jessi and Cass! (Cass even has a reroute to her blog now too). [Edit: And Chan moved to WordPress too!!] FO: Chunky Cabled Hat. I’ve never knit a hat before, but I thought I’d… Continue Reading →

Knitting with Chelle

Yesterday, Chelle and I met at Three Bags Full for a KnitDate. She was so sweet and bought me “Going Away Yarn” – she is allergic to all animal fibers and told me to pick something cushy that she couldn’t… Continue Reading →

Christmas in November

I gave my friends their facecloths that I knit, and the handmade soaps I bought at Granville Island. I really wanted to order Sharon’s Soaps but unfortunately I’m on a time constraint that the postal service wouldn’t be able to… Continue Reading →

Traction for Felt Clogs

Instead of attaching the suede soles as recommended by the pattern, I painted the bottom of the slippers with this lovely-toxic-smelling plastic paint. (Suggested by the lovely ladies over at the KR Forum.) I used “PlastiDip” which is for the… Continue Reading →

Finished Clogs

Here are the clogs for my dad all felted and shaped. I stuffed the clogs full of plastic bags to shape them while they dried. I must give a huge thanks to momslake on the KR Forum… she helped me… Continue Reading →

Knitting and Kitty

Pretty much the day after I posted the Garlerlac Dishcloth, I finished it. Then I had to photograph it with my cat. I also wanted to share a story about my Henry. He and I have a very special relationship… Continue Reading →

Finished Facecloths (or almost)

The pattern, called Janet’s Tea Pot by Rainy Kimbrough, can be found here (with many other patterns). Facecloth #2: Have I mentioned lately how much I hate largely-variegated yarn? I absolutely hate schizophrenic colours! So I went looking for a… Continue Reading →

Snowflake Cloth

I designed this suuuuper simple Snowflake Dishcloth. The one I knitted was a little too rectangular for my taste, so I added about 4 rows into the pattern (rows 6 & 7) so the snowflake itself is still symmetrical. Everyone… Continue Reading →

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