Tag Archives: Handknit

Pulling Off The Impossible

I’m sure I’ll be knitting my latest project till the last minute, maybe even blocking on the road and this is why… One of my cousins is getting married in 2 weeks.  She’s pretty local, lives on Vancouver Island actually. … Continue reading

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A Hat For A Knitter

My mom has this really lovely friend, Jane.  She is always so well put together.  Imagine a taller, Audrey Hepburn, that’s Jane.  Although, she’s lived in Canada most of her adult life, she is still very British.  That accent… love … Continue reading

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Seamed Vs. Seamless

When I initially began knitting sweaters, the concept of seamless, top-down knitting, in the round was pretty unconventional.  Even for baby sweaters.  Patterns instructed you to knit the sweater in pieces and then seam the parts together.  There was little … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

Today is the first of school for the kids and I’m ready to embrace routine and schedules and even some “me time” 😉  This summer has been a mixed bag of sorts with many wonderful moments celebrating family and togetherness … Continue reading

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Vitamin D

Start date on my Vitamin D cardigan was October of last year!!!  Finally, this project is off the needles… huge sigh of relief! I’m sort of on the fence about this one 😦  I don’t know if I would feel differently if I … Continue reading

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Meet Dottie, my bunny.  Don’t you think she’s just pinch-those-cheeks cute! Yeah, once I knitted that dress, I knew her name had to be Dottie. Stripey tights and shoes with little french knots “snaps” that go on the side  Love! … Continue reading

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Distraction Tactics

I’ve been working on what I thought was more than a few rows on my Vitamin D cardigan every night.  My routine at night is to knit while I go through my PVR list before bed (because who really has … Continue reading

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A Bunch Of Random

Can lilacs fade? Ours certainly have although, they smell just as pretty. Come on little bean, you can do it!  I noticed a tear on one of the leaves.  I hope it isn’t some pesky bug but just from little … Continue reading

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The latest sweater to come off my needles is Elia.  This cabled pullover is designed by Julia Trice (MindOfWinter) and she kindly asked me to review this pattern for her.  After a couple false starts with yarn choices, I found … Continue reading

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I love a spontaneous plan.  We made last minute reservations to take the ferry across to the Sunshine Coast and boy was it a spectacular few days!  It’s a good thing we reserved because this is what was in store … Continue reading

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