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FO: Third Time’s a Charm?

Color Affection by kikilemarteau After unravelling this pattern twice already, I have finally completed my Color Affection. I really really liked my friend’s Colour Affection, where she paired similar value colours together. It made it look like it all went… Continue Reading →

Attack of the Knitting Mojo

Since the summer, I seem to have been (re)bitten by the knitting bug. Here is an account of my progress. After knitting most of the year on and off on this cowl with lovely silk yarn that Chelle gave me,… Continue Reading →

Multnomah Knitting Progress

I didn’t take any knitting project with me travelling, and I barely read any of my novels (I brought 2), so I’m quite surprised to be so far along this project (and in my TBR pile). I cast on in… Continue Reading →

Quick Update on Real Life

I cannot believe it’s already the second week of July! It feels like time is flying by fast. I’ve been up to nothing much, but at the same time a lot. Do you ever get the feeling you’re accomplishing nothing,… Continue Reading →

Visiting the Frog Pond

I bought this yarn from a local designer-friend, Melonhead Knitwear, at Circle Craft Christmas Market in November 2010. She was selling her handknits as well as hand-dyed and handspun yarn by the skein. When I tried on the hats she… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

LYS Moving Sale

I can’t count how many times I’ve driven down this one road of the Fraser Highway in Langley (a nearby city about 45 minutes away) searching aimlessly for Knitopia. I’m not joking, that’s actually the name of the store that… Continue Reading →

Birthday Knitting

Don’t tell my sister I showed you my knitting! She knows I’m knitting, and her birthday is on Sunday the 19th… But SHHHH don’t tell her! If you’d like to know what pattern it is and whatnot, and you promise… Continue Reading →

Dewey’s Knit-along Progress

I have actually made progress on my Keyhole Scarflette that I’m making. And it seems whenever I explain the scarf to people and show them the scarf, they have a strange compulsion with poking things through the keyhole! I guess… Continue Reading →

Friday Fill-In #110

Please don’t tell anyone how self-conscious I am about my appearance (body-type). Can you think properly in the morning? The color turquoise makes me want to jump up and down! I have a craving for kisses from someone 3,000 km… Continue Reading →

Casting on for Dewey

I am joining Dewey’s Knit-Along (in memory of Dewey) and hosted by Robin. It’s one of the mini-challenges that Robin concocted for Dewey’s Book Challenge, but you can join in the knit-along without doing the reading challenge. I’m terrible with… Continue Reading →

Yarn Central

Today my sister and I went to the yarn store! She is learning to weave and so I helped her choose yarn for her class. I picked out some lovely Cascade 220 and Cascade Heathers 220 for her. She wanted… Continue Reading →

Back into the Knitting Groove

So, as I mentioned in my 2008 wrap-up / welcome 2009 post, I didn’t knit my mom the lace stole. However, whenever I wear my knitting hat, earwarmers, or scarf… she likes to say, “ooh, I’d look good in that!”… Continue Reading →

Purple Knitting Update

The second easiest scarf in the world is still not done (the first easiest is just knitting all rows): Why? you ask… well, because I’m cheap. I don’t want to buy another skein of the yarn (also I know that… Continue Reading →

Halfway Done

So with the yarn from Calorimetry, I decided to try again to make something for myself. I need a scarf, I have a new coat (it is turquoise so purple matches), and I wanted something quick. Thus, the YO-drop-stitch scarf… Continue Reading →

About a month ago…

I met with some friends for a birthday-knit. I proposed that I would finish Calorimetry. Well that’s in the past seeing as what happened with Calorimetry. However, the birthday girl did teach me a new cast on method. I used… Continue Reading →

Almost FO

Despite Henry’s “help” with Calorimetry [pattern link], I’m nearly done. I lovelovelove the colour, and as I’ve mentioned before, I adore the Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Dyed Cotton! Yum! Hopefully I’ll finish it off during Birthday Knitting with Julia at… Continue Reading →

No Knitting. Pay attention to ME!

You cannot resist him… even when he holds your knitting captive! The only thing that changes that, is about 4 minutes later, when I came back from the washroom, a bunch of stitches were coming off the needles. He was… Continue Reading →

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