It’s WIP Wednesday! Feels good to be knitting again. This is my first colourwork project, so I’m learning all kinds of good things about continental knitting and tension. I think this will definitely need some proper blocking, but I’m happy with it so far.

I’m using KnittyCat Yarns in Yellow Highlighter and Whiskers, and I’m knitting Veera Välimäki’s Brightest Day.



I also have a new KnittyCat Yarn acquisition! This colourway has no name - any suggestions?

I also have a new KnittyCat Yarn acquisition! This colourway has no name - any suggestions?


My life has been ridiculously busy since January, and I’ve been so tired I’ve barely picked up any knitting. I started this thinking I’d have it done in a few weeks, and it’s been two months. I will say this has been fun brainless knitting. I love Veera Välimäki’s simple, clean designs so much. The patterns are easy to memorize, they make great bus/tv knitting and they always come out looking absolutely beautiful.
This is her Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise twin, oohm and 47 ag.  

My life has been ridiculously busy since January, and I’ve been so tired I’ve barely picked up any knitting. I started this thinking I’d have it done in a few weeks, and it’s been two months. I will say this has been fun brainless knitting. I love Veera Välimäki’s simple, clean designs so much. The patterns are easy to memorize, they make great bus/tv knitting and they always come out looking absolutely beautiful.

This is her Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise twin, oohm and 47 ag.  


stitcherywitchery recently held a yarn giveaway in honour of their one year anniversary, and I was one of the lucky winners! Is there anything better than coming home to a package full of yarn? 

I’m already making plans for these lovely neutrals. Thank you for your generosity, jeeno2!

stitcherywitchery recently held a yarn giveaway in honour of their one year anniversary, and I was one of the lucky winners! Is there anything better than coming home to a package full of yarn?

I’m already making plans for these lovely neutrals. Thank you for your generosity, jeeno2!



It’s WIP Wednesday! I really haven’t done much knitting in the past month, as things have been pretty hectic. I had originally planned to start these socks for the passionknits January KAL, but life sort of took over and I never got around to it. I changed my plan from a toe-up heel flap to an afterthought heel, since I knew I’d be more inclined to knit a tube and work out the details later. 

The yarn is a beautiful self-striping cashmere blend from TurtlePurl yarns. Seriously, that girl is awesome. I can’t say enough good things.


stitcherywitchery:

As I mentioned last Friday, in honor of Stitchery Witchery’s first full year on tumblr, I’m holding a yarn giveaway for followers of this blog. :). (I’m also destashing, but that’s a minor detail…)
The yarn pictured here ranges from lace weight to bulky; from quite nice, to only meh; and is about half of what I’m planning to give away. I’d have hauled the rest out but the cats were getting too interested in the proceedings. ;).
Would you like to take some yarn I will never use off my hands? If so the rules are simple:
1. Like and/or reblog this post between now and February 19 (doing both enters you twice, but multiple reblogs don’t give you any extra entries);
2. Because this is a follower appreciation thing, you must be following this blog to be eligible; and
3. On February 19, the first anniversary of this blog, I’ll pick one winner at random from every 50 notes this post gets.  (ETA:  Given how much yarn I have, the total number of possible winners will be capped at ten.)  The winners can tell me the kind of yarn they’d prefer but I can’t guarantee that I can get that kind to them (especially if there are lots of winners).
Thank you all so much for following. This blog has been a blast to run and I appreciate each and every one of you!

stitcherywitchery:

As I mentioned last Friday, in honor of Stitchery Witchery’s first full year on tumblr, I’m holding a yarn giveaway for followers of this blog. :). (I’m also destashing, but that’s a minor detail…)

The yarn pictured here ranges from lace weight to bulky; from quite nice, to only meh; and is about half of what I’m planning to give away. I’d have hauled the rest out but the cats were getting too interested in the proceedings. ;).

Would you like to take some yarn I will never use off my hands? If so the rules are simple:

1. Like and/or reblog this post between now and February 19 (doing both enters you twice, but multiple reblogs don’t give you any extra entries);

2. Because this is a follower appreciation thing, you must be following this blog to be eligible; and

3. On February 19, the first anniversary of this blog, I’ll pick one winner at random from every 50 notes this post gets.  (ETA:  Given how much yarn I have, the total number of possible winners will be capped at ten.)  The winners can tell me the kind of yarn they’d prefer but I can’t guarantee that I can get that kind to them (especially if there are lots of winners).

Thank you all so much for following. This blog has been a blast to run and I appreciate each and every one of you!


I picked up some more yarn from the ridiculously talented Shella! She’s the girl who dyed these lovelies. She hasn’t updated her Etsy shop yet, but you can see more of her yarn on Rav

I’m not sure if I’ll make a Speedline out of these two, or Bees to Honey. Decisions, decisions.


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Free Scarves In Ottawa A Helping Hand In Freezing Temperatures 

The so-called polar vortex has Canada in its grip once again, with temperatures plummeting down to -35°C across Ontario on Tuesday, reports the National Post, with Ottawa experiencing an average of -23°C. Going outside without a scarf is not an option, which is why one kindhearted soul is trying to make sure every citizen is properly dressed.

A picture posted on Reddit on Monday evening showed a statue of army hero Andrew Mynarski, tied with a purple scarf and a tag that read, “I am not lost! If you’re stuck out in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm!”

According to the Ottawa Citizen, scarves were placed on each of the statues in The Valiants Memorial on Wellington Street. 

♥♥♥

I am now going to do this thing.

I wonder what would happen if I did this in NYC. I’d like to think they’d be used by homeless people, but more likely hipsters would snag them first.

Always reblog for the O-Town Bombers!