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Pathetic Progress

No one said my WIP knitting had to be good progress. So I cast on… and I hate casting on. I do the thumb method because it’s the only one I ever learned. And I hate how loose it is;… Continue Reading →

Yessir, Yessir, Three Bags Full

My favourite LYS (and I mean super local) celebrated their 2nd Year Anniversary this weekend. Back in March, my sister gave me a gift certificate to the LYS for my birthday. So, gift certificate in hand, boyfriend in tow, I… Continue Reading →

Bandit Bunny has Ears Stolen

We went over to CW’s Grandma’s earlier today and she helped me work on my Cuddly Bunny. CW’s mum was there too and we all agreed there are some weird things about the pattern. For one, we didn’t like the… Continue Reading →

Not to jinx myself… but…

I’m knitting a cuddly bunny. This yarn just screamed Easter, and I know that I’ve missed Easter but shut up I don’t care. I wanted to use it to knit those Easter Eggs too (I have the pattern that Michelle… Continue Reading →

She actually knits?!

You thought this was a knitblog didn’t you? Well to be honest, it never began as one… back in 2001… on a different blog/server/name. But when I started getting back into knitting properly… I think it was mid-2005, and then… Continue Reading →

“For someone who likes knitting, you get awfully angry with it.”

CW said this to me as I was getting upset at the stupid increases and decreases. 1. I can’t increase on a purl row. I just… don’t know how. The knit into the back of the stitch method doesn’t work… Continue Reading →

Rip (x8) and Re-Knit

Yes, you read correctly… times 8. For any non-knitters, the term “rip” or “frogging” is used whenever you unravel something you’ve knitted. It’s often called “frogging” because you ‘rip-it, rip-it’… and if you pull quickly enough, the stitches coming apart… Continue Reading →

Welcome November!

Today, after receiving my flu shot and commending my doctor on her ability to administer shots so well, I tidied the house in preparation for my Goodbye Party tomorrow. I’m basically having everyone – Idealites, Publs, Counsellors, – all over… Continue Reading →

Progress on the 10 Foot Scarf

At the Knitting Meetup Monday night, I just kept knitting the blue ribbed scarf for my sister. Destination: 120 inches (10 feet) After 1 skein: 45 inches Monday night: 57 inches (see photo) The Math: 120 – 57 = 63… 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 →

Meetups & Patterns

Guess what guess what guess what! I’m almost done my first pair of Fiber Trends Felt Clogs! Look look look! I just have to felt them! On Sunday I went to meet some other Vancouver Knitters at Calhoun’s in Kitsilano…. Continue Reading →

Updates

Evan got home from Europe last Thursday (and his birthday was yesterday). He came over Sunday after work and I gave him his Birthday/Christmas gift since I won’t be here for Christmas. And he brought me souvenirs from London. The… Continue Reading →

Facecloth Central

Here is the finished Earthtones Facecloth in a Ribbed Pattern. I knit it on 5mm (US8) straight needles. I used Bernat Handicrafter Ultrasoft Cotton (Made in Canada!) in “Country Sage”. I used the pattern on the label, “Simple Ridge Dish… Continue Reading →

Slippers and Facecloths

Finished the slippers: Also bought a bunch of cotton yarn from Michael’s. On the KR Forum, it was suggested that I look for either Sugar N Creme or Peaches N Creme. The lady at Michael’s told me they’d just had… Continue Reading →

ONE slipper

Some might remember my blue booties that I posted about… they are my favourite slippers because we have hardwood floors. But they’re not too tight like socks… and not too thick like proper slippers… yet they are getting thin. I… Continue Reading →

Knitting/Swap/Jewellery with PHOTOS!

Vacation Swap Leah and Jane C. tied at winning Blackout Bingo. Here’s my card: In other news, I’ve bought the yarn for my Secret Pal and I’ve knitted up a swatch for them. I also bought a pattern that calls… Continue Reading →

Vacation Swap Bingo

Congratulations Amy T., who won the first round of Virtual Vacation Swap Bingo. I was so bummed though! Look at my card… I almost had a vertical line. But I’m pretty excited for Round 2 of Bingo. We are aiming… Continue Reading →

All Beauty, No Brains

CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT! CAT UP A TREE! Henry got stuck up a tree again. The one by the garage. I got up on the garage roof because we couldn’t see him from the ground. He was actually quite high… Continue Reading →

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