So many of us have been affected by the present crisis, in so many ways. There’s the physical threat, the fear for our families, and beyond that, an enormous trickle-down economic effect that we are going to feel for a long time. This too shall pass, but in the present, the overwhelm is real. Small … More Made-With-Love-Along
Have you heard of this book? If you spin yarn, I’d bet an ounce of cashmere that you’ve heard of it. It was published last year by the woman who is right now at the exact centre of the whirling evolution of the yarn-spinning subculture: Jacey Boggs-Faulkner, editor of PLY Magazine. It’s the first book … More 51 Yarns, Here We Come!
I’ve spent my free moments this week typing numbers into spreadsheets, formatting documents, copyediting, and all those other tedious things you don’t think about when you’re knitting. All for you, because I’m excited to share that the Nebula Medallion Vest pattern is finished! Ravelry pattern page here. I’m offering this as a free pattern, mostly … More Nebula Medallion Vest Pattern
If you don’t care about yarn, scroll to the bottom for the punchline. I’ll save you the time. After a serious push, my 4-ply gradient cable yarn is done. The final moments of the second set of two-plies: Four beautiful balls of two-ply gradient, that I couldn’t stop staring at (at least, for the five … More Scroll Down for News
Dropped a little bomb on you at the bottom there, eh? Yeah, I’ve started saying “eh.” It’s less inelegant than “huh” which I say at the end of sentences anyway. We’re also teaching Naomi that, in Canada, the alphabet ends in “Zed.” (She thinks this is hilarious.) So that’s why I haven’t been writing. It’s not … More More Information
Oh my dears, life is rather intense lately. You can rather imagine why, but on top of the usual, I’ll be writing my canonical exams next week. Seven days, seven papers to write. Mum is coming up to help with N, but I still have M who is very much in the “fourth trimester,” and … More About the Destash
Ok, site is officially moved. I’m just posting this to say HI! And see if the site works any more consistently. Basically I want to know: Can you reach the site consistently? Can you reach it at all times and from different devices? That was my main complaint on the old site, but I am … More Can you see me now?
Change is in the air, my friends. I mean, like, literal changes, on this blog you are reading right now. A lot of things have been in the works for a while, but they are finally to the point that you might experience some changes – both pleasant and unpleasant – so this is your … More Some Things Coming
After over a month’s break from knit-blogging, where do I begin? I have spent the last two months experiencing life as I have never experienced it before. I spent 35 hours a week at a job in the city. That job consisted mostly in just talking to people about their lives, their families, and their … More I’m Back
When I worked at Cloverhill, a co-worker told me about a Christmas tradition she had with her kids. Every year, they picked three things to give away, and they received three presents. (Three for the wise men.) This struck me as eminently reasonable. Not everyone has to do it, of course, and some rule like … More Ten Balls a-Ringing