Initial Introduction to the Movie This weekend I watched the movie “YARN”. I originally learned about it after having watched Vickie Howell’s interview with the co-directors/producers Heather Millard & Thordur Jonsson. My interest piqued when Vickie explained that it really is a documentary about yarn. I wondered, what does the documentary have to say about… Read More
I have been very quiet for the last month because I’ve been rushing to get out my Autumn collection! I’m so very proud of my first attempt at a collection and I know there is more planned (I have the next 3 started in my mind!). I’M SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE AUTUMN COLLECTION FOR… Read More
I haven’t had the mindset or the arm strength to finish any projects but here is what I’m playing with this week craft-wise. I wasn’t really looking for a new project but I found this really fun pattern that uses two contrasting variegated yarn colours to make a scarf. This yarn is Bernat Mosaic. I’m… Read More
I’m knitting a Canadian hockey sweater for my 7 year old son. The player is emerging.
This winter we have been overwhelmed by our first year of ringette and hockey. During one of my daughter’s ringette tournaments, I convinced my son to come to the Mary Maxim store that was just a few minutes from where we were. He is the BEST person to shop with for yarn! He’s only 7… Read More
This morning I did the final stitches on these lovely knit Cafe Au Lait fingerless mitts (free pattern) in a buttery yellow alpaca yarn. Lovely.
Brioche stitch (front on left, back on right) Credit: the Brioche Stitch blog “The Brioche Stitch (or combination of stitches) creates a pretty, flat, double-sided fabric.” (verypink.com) To learn how to knit up this stitch pattern, check out Very Pink for a how-to video tutorial. If you prefer to follow a written instruction, here is a link… Read More
There are so many evenings that I sit on the couch to knit or crochet while unwinding in front of a television show with my husband. I would love to sit closer to him but it is more often than not that the couch and ottoman are covered with my project accessories. Sound familiar? Perhaps… Read More
Yarn Storage System by Repeat Crafter Me It’s that time of year when many crafters decide to clean up their crafting space to bring in the new year. Here are 15 Ideas to Help Organize Your Craft Room by Megan Anderson. What is your favourite? I think I like the fabric and yarn ideas as those… Read More
I’m not sure if I should squeal in delight over this tutorial by Moogly or close the computer tab and pretend I didn’t hear about it. This is going to be such an enabling device. Okay, I’m embracing it – it will save me hours and hours. Thank you Moogly!! Credit: Moogly blog