Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Here is the finished Miss Otis Regrets scarf:

Another pair of booties... it's my go-to pattern for when I'm not ready to start a bigger project, and I haven't yet run out of recipients! These are for someone at work who's expecting a girl.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


... under Mookie's careful supervision. :-)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Knitting completed...

... blocking next... update to follow...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday round-up

My current work-in-progress is now half-finished. It's a scarf (lace kerchief) meant to be knit from a single skein. This one is a birthday present for a friend.

Pattern: Miss Otis Regrets
Yarn: The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze - Peppino in Seaside Surf

I bought the yarn at Lettuce Knit when we were in Toronto in July. Rhichard happened to be in the store when we went in, so I got to meet him as well as buy a couple of skeins as gifts.

These are socks I knit for Dave in the summer. The yarn is Zauberball Crazy by Schoppel-Wolle. I love this yarn. It feels really good to knit, and the long repeats (longer than a pair of socks!) are fun. Time to dig these out for autumn wearing, now!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pink toddler cardi

It's finished!

The yarn is Cascade Heritage 150 Paints. I bought it in Grant's Pass, Oregon in August to knit Tiana another sweater. I used the sizing and shaping from the Scrappy Socky Stripey Cardi pattern but made some changes (no stripes, obviously) to the finishing. I went for i-cord ties at the neck, because this is the design I imagined when I bought the yarn. I'm really pleased with it, and excited to have a finished knitting project after these months of not being able to knit much. The sleeves took forever, as I could only knit a few rounds at a time when I was doing them.

Here is the fall colour on the patio today:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Autumn Garden

We had beautiful sunshine yesterday and spent some time in the garden planting the garlic. Here is what I saw.

Our sedum

Fall colour

Broccolini - hoping for a crop soon

Autumn raspberries... fruit in November... yum!

I'm hoping this is my blog come-back! I strained a muscle in my arm in July when I was dragging my suitcase through the streets of Toronto and Montreal. It developed into tendonitis and then some carpal tunnel issues, culminating in me not being able to knit for weeks in September and October. That's right. Not. Being. Able. To. Knit. Enough said... I didn't feel much like blogging.

Now I can knit in extreme moderation and I still wear a splint to be on the computer and to sleep.

Today I blocked a project for the first time in many weeks - hooray! It's a pink toddler-sized cardigan. Photos to follow soon. I promise!

How has your autumn been?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Vacation highlights

We had an amazing trip out east in July. Here are some of my favourite moments and places.


Lettuce Knit!

Bicycle yarn-bombing


Gorgeous produce at the Marché Jean Talon

The Eastern Townships:

The cottage we rented for a week in Frelighsburg...

... with a lovely screened-in porch

... where we spent lovely mornings and evenings...

-- and watched young raccoons climb trees

The Frelighsburg countryside...

... and from closer up

The gorgeous mill in Stanbridge East

A beautiful Loyalist house

Socks finished in our cottage

Shall we move to Cowansville?

 Headstones I found very moving