Category Archives: Knitting

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Back in February, I offered to help out pattern designer, Laura Gesin, by test knitting her cowl pattern. I finished it last week and it has now been released on Ravelry. You can find mine here and it has a link … Continue reading

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Pouch production

So – I was playing with some treasure pouch designs, these are the second prototype: I think they’re cute, but the amount of work and effort that went into them make them an unfeasible product to make and sell. I … Continue reading

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Fibre Friends

I am incredibly fortunate to have close friends who share a love of making as much as I do. It is also lucky we each bring our own favourite craft to the table. My friend Adrienne, is a dyer of … Continue reading

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Success!

My first fish lips kiss heel construction was a success. It took a bit to get used to something completely new, but once underway it was easy. I’ve started the second sock and look forward to zooming down to the … Continue reading

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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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