Monthly Archives: December 2008

True Story

This afternoon, I went into Toronto. I walked from Union Station to Queen St while perusing the underground shops in the PATH, met up with Lisa, checked out some yarn shops, ate some nachos, finished a sock… …ogled some new yarn… …had a nap on the bus ride home, and am now deciding between pouring […]

No Pictures, Just Questions

1. Is it possible to slow down time and make the next week last forever? Thoughts of term starting are creeping into my brain and man, knitting thoughts are so much more fun. 2. Why does the last gift always take so long? It’s just one pair of mittens and I’ve been dragging it out […]

These cats have good taste

Ramona has HER winter sweater all picked out. (Beatrice has been evicted from the sweater spot.) It’s a good thing I have others. I also have some presents that need to be knitted bought wrapped, so I should probably get on that tomorrow. Happy last-minute prep!

Now (temporarily) with 300% more cat

What with the holiday season and all, I am back for a stint with my former roomie from last winter, Miss Beatrice the kitty, while her regular humans are travelling. Luckily it’s not far from my own homestead, so I can have the kitty time as well as all regular Christmas to-doing. Of course, since […]

Can’t fight a love like this

If, like me, you are slowly inching towards holiday time by trying to finish knitted things, trying to finish bits of pre-holiday work (agonizing, I tells ya), trying to remember if you have everyone’s presents accounted for, or are perhaps generally feeling a little sluggish and prone to over-pondering the state of the world, then […]

Everlasting Love

My love for Noro, it continues unabated. These two skeins of Silk Garden Sock decided that they did not, in fact, wish to be socks, but a garter ridge scarf instead. How could I say no to this face? I cast on on Friday afternoon while hanging at the Purple Purl with Martha and Lisa, […]

Book Review: Knitting for Good

If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a short while, you know that I tend to consider my knitting a relatively selfish pursuit. By ‘selfish’ I mean that I mostly (though not exclusively – my sock-knitting list and current Christmas knitting are testaments to that) tend to knit things for myself, and I […]

Do dancers knit?

In between working through various piles of grading (one hopes they get shorter eventually), and miscellaneous bits of knitting and swatching (still going), and cobbling together in written form my endless mental notes for book reviews (they are really much better as actual notes and not just mental notes), and contemplating how long is the […]

The Season of Stuff

‘Tis the season, right? For knitting things…and buying a few things… I’ve always been a bit hesitant about sock clubs. On the one hand, there is the excitement and mystery of getting an unknown package in the mail; on the other hand, there is the element of risk. A trade-off between getting exactly what you […]

Finishing things

The upside to a workday at home is that it is extremely easy to have a break to blog about your finished knitted things. The downside is the lack of photographers. As a result, while I’d love to show you a fantasic Finished Object photo-shoot of my completed Twist Cardi (which has been patiently languishing […]

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