Category Archives: Knitting

Happy New Year!

What a holiday season we had! The end of 2016 was full of family and wonderful food and a lovely week of having John home with us. I finished and gifted the Scalene shawl to my SIL and it was … Continue reading

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The best month of the year!

My most favourite month of all is December. How about you? The smells, the lights, the decorations – all of it makes me feel great joy. Many years ago my husband who knows my joy, coined the term “Carriemas”, not … Continue reading

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Hello!

Well, October happened, didn’t it? We were busy, as are most families with kids, but it was a great month. The weather was spectacular! For once it feels as though we’ve had a proper fall and not just leaped from … Continue reading

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A birthday gift

This was supposed to be the beginning of a Mirkfallon shawl. For my sister-in-law’s birthday I ordered yarn and bought the pattern to make matching shawls (hers will be grey and gorgeous). It looks fine in the photo, but in … Continue reading

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Wednesday yarn along

It’s been awhile since I’ve joined in with Ginny’s yarn along, and now that I can upload photos again it’s a nice chance to reconnect with other knitters/crocheters/readers. The Umaro blanket that I’m knitting for my mother is coming along – … Continue reading

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Surprise!

John thought that my problem was probably that my photos were too large and slow (which I also thought was the case, but I didn’t know how to change them) so he helped me to resize them and look out … Continue reading

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August, really?

I’m afraid this is it for photos today, as my internet is acting up and it was the only one that would load. It’s a good one though… It’s my unfinished September pillow in action as a coffee urn cozy. We … Continue reading

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Blueberry season

I’ve been steadily picking away at my second sock and have completed the heel flap and pick up of the gusset stitches. I just need to finish the decreases and then clear sailing down to the toe. This stage makes … Continue reading

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Summer off the grid

Finally! Last week, we took Nicholas out of school a bit early and arrived on the Wednesday. Our first guests came on Thursday and a truly lovely weekend with happy, noisy children and reconnecting with great friends felt like a … Continue reading

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Almost there

Look! I finished my first sock! It was so satisfying, I immediately cast the second sock onto the needles and am sure already that they will be fraternal twins. OK by me – I made a sock!!  Margo, your comments … Continue reading

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