I finally got my library card sorted out, and I can now put things on hold online. What a thrilling event that is!! All the books, at my fingertips! Browsing the online catalogue is a little less romantic than walking the stacks, and there’s less opportunity for serendipity, but with two small people in tow… Continue reading Crafting and the Library (Finally!!)
The knitting needles, that is. I guess my previous frustrations with my City Gym Shorts have given me just the (de)motivation I needed to return to knitting. So now I am swatching for Andrea Mowry’s White Pine sweater! It’s funny, my first sweater for myself, a cardigan, was also a pattern called White Pine. Do… Continue reading Crafting: Returning to the Needles!
The last week we spent in Ottawa, celebrating the wedding of my cousin and visiting with family. I took about three photos the whole trip, and although I knit whenever there were quiet moments, I couldn’t quite finish these baby booties in time to give them to another cousin, who is expecting a baby any… Continue reading Living More and Little Booties
I finished both my Puerperiums with buttons on the weekend. I had planned both colours to be gender neutral but now that the buttons are on I can’t help feeling both have a lady-like quality to them. Probably the pearl buttons?? I’m finding it hard to focus on my Pickwick Papers. This is probably for… Continue reading Crafting and Summer Books
I know I said that I was sort of done with knitting for a while after finishing those Tridactyl Mitts…but I knew we would have 30+ hours of driving over the course of our road trip to Alberta, and it would be a good opportunity to knit uninterrupted (except for passing snacks to the backseat… Continue reading Crafting: Road Trip Knitting
I recently got a book of poetry and letters by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and this week’s weather and doings put me in mind of this poem: Spring Nothing is so beautiful as Spring – When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; … Continue reading All This Joy
Here they are! Ta-da! The finished Tridactyl cycling mitts. They fit pretty well, if I do say so myself, although they have yet to be tested in the field. They can’t be worse than the crocheted fingerless mitts that Christopher has been wearing for the past six years. (Those pre-date my knitting days – that’s… Continue reading A Change on the Wind