Oh, Canada!

We had a rockin’ Canada Day today. A friend and I found Dooners dress at “Canadian Tire,” which inspired the other two to join in the red-and-white display. This was the most fun when we joined in the town parade, at which I forgot to take pictures. The annual Canada Day cookout was cancelled because … More Oh, Canada!


I can’t help it – every time I see a flower for the first time each year, I have to take a picture of it. This year, being in a different region, I got to see some flowers that were entirely new to me. Others are old friends. Here is a record of what I … More Flora


This cabin trip was the first time I’ve ever had any real success taking good pictures of wild animals. This is a catalogue of what I photographed this week – mostly birds. Eider ducks: Loons: Swans: This pair of swans turned up in the neighborhood every evening. Mostly they stayed at the furthest edge of … More Fauna

Stall Tactics

Startophoboa has struck again. I’m done Ringle, and my two shawls, and this months spinning samples. I’ve been playing a little game with myself since Ringle wrapped up: how long can I go without casting on something new? I knit swatches, mended some leggings, played with silk, did some cooking, cleaned up the yard, etc. … More Stall Tactics

Ringle Around

Ringle is finally finished! I started wearing it right away. It’s comfortable and “me” and is the first sweater I’ve made that just feels like wearing a warm shirt. And I’ve finally used some of my favorite handspun yarn. The pattern is Ringle by Kate Davies. Now, mods! I changed it from bottom-up to top-down. … More Ringle Around