knitting

a leap of faith.

Learning how to knit has opened up a whole new world of creations, people and expression. Part of my love for ravelry is that at any given moment we can peruse through the millions of galleries of projects and find inspiration in other people’s finished creations. I have long wanted to knit an Elizabeth Zimmerman… Continue reading a leap of faith.

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turn-a-green-square-in-blue

This is the second Christmas that my brother has asked me for a toque. Last Christmas, he just asked for a toque. This year, however, he was pretty specific. “Can I have the same one as last year, just new?” No problem. Jared Flood’s Turn-a-Square is a great pattern and it knits up quickly. Because… Continue reading turn-a-green-square-in-blue

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MISTER W-I-L-S-O-N!

This is the first of the Christmas knitting. I have knit for everyone in my family but two (dear husband and my brother). Each of them will receive a hand knit for Christmas but both are receiving … how should I say … simple? projects for Christmas. My brother is being given his requisite Turn-a-Square… Continue reading MISTER W-I-L-S-O-N!

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texture and teaching moments with wine

I tend to use the same yarns again and again. I also tend to knit the same things again and again. I like comfort. This is all especially true when I am teaching someone else! A very dear friend asked me to knit something with her while we were in Toronto in July 2009. She… Continue reading texture and teaching moments with wine