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norah sparkles

Recently, Norah asked for some new sweaters to add to her ‘collection’ – she has a drawer full of hand knit sweaters from when James was a baby and I knit quite a few then for both kids to wear. Sadly, they are now too small but she continues to want them in her dresser… Continue reading norah sparkles

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playful stripes

Recently, we traveled on the ferry to see my family, who live on Vancouver Island. The night before, as I was packing to get ready to go, Norah asked for the first time ever to wear her handknit purple sweater I’d made her for Christmas 2015. The kids never wore their sweaters because I’d made… Continue reading playful stripes

family · yarn


It has been a long time since I have knit anything substantial with commercial or millspun yarn. I’ve been pretty heavily focused on knitting with handspun for the past couple of years. Handspun will continue to be my first choice when it comes to yarn and projects, but my yarn stash has been stagnant for… Continue reading Hexie-gone-wild.

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Christmas Activities

There has been a serious lack of crafting around here this month! I ran out of my making mojo at the end of November, realising that for the first time in a long time, I needed a really good break from making. I think this came on the heels of some other life changes that… Continue reading Christmas Activities

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Episode 49: Little Scallops

Thank you for tuning in this week! We are still fighting the plague but we are starting to feel better and get back on our feet. The sickest now is little Norah but she’s starting to turn the corner. Today I’m chatting about a finished knit for Christmas, a project I started and ripped out,… Continue reading Episode 49: Little Scallops

family · Fibre Club · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun · spinning

Early Gifts.

Back at the beginning of November, I spun up the SweetGeorgia Yarns’ Fibre Club. It was a beautiful 100% Wensleydale that I spun as a soft singles. In under an hour, I had a beautiful skein of yarn and I was so excited to knit with it! After washing and drying, the club fibre needed… Continue reading Early Gifts.