The Throwback, literally

This blog post has been almost a year in the making and because I had written it in August, I decided to re-write it since a lot has happened since that time. I was in the throws of saying a final good-bye to my dad during the time of writing, as well, which added a…

Episode 150 Live: ‘Silver Mist’ Cheviot, Stonecrop & Friesian Fleece Progress

Thank you for being here today, especially those who were able to make it to the Live Stream. I appreciate your time spent here in this place and me. I hope you feel most welcome because you are welcome here.  Enjoy the show! Live Chat Assistance here. UPCOMING Yarn Substitution Content - May - August…

SiMPLE SOMETHiNG finished

I just made some fresh {decaf} coffee and I'm sitting in my living room, cross-legged with my chromebook in my lap, thinking about how grateful I am for this community. Thank you for an amazing stream this morning! We had a lot of fun: We talked about the sweaters I'm working on, the sampling process…

Part III: Sweater Fitting

This is the third part of series of posts that I’ve done this past couple of weeks on sweaters I’ve knit over the past year that never really got their own blog posts, and certainly didn’t really get any ‘time in the sun’ if you will. The first part is here and the second part,…

Part II: Those Ponchos

My friend, Jess, knit an amazing poncho recently and it looks AH-Mazing on her. Amazing. It suits her shape and silhouette perfectly. So I decided to knit on too! It totally felt like that moment on the playground when you’re little and you’re getting left behind for some reason, so you start jumping up and…

Part I: Sweater Reflections

I’ve been knitting a lot of sweaters lately. Over the past couple of years, I haven’t spent much time sweater knitting. Instead, I’ve worked on shawls, cowls and socks. I’ve made a couple of poncho-style sweaters but for the most part, I’ve shied away from sweaters – particularly fitted sweaters. A few years ago, I…

A Sweater by Any Other Name …

A sweater is like life, you get nothing out of it that you don’t put into it. ~ Marilyn Monroe That pretty much sums up this sweater. It was a (cliché, I know) labour of love. I found spinning the yarn for it took longer than I’d expected and the knitting of said sweater was…