24 8 / 2014

I bought way too much yarn over the weekend. I regret nothing.

I bought way too much yarn over the weekend. I regret nothing.

23 8 / 2014

Another great year at Twist in St-André-Avellin! This year they had a “mini farm” to go with the fibre theme, and the girls and I made some excellent finds! Compared to last year, there were a lot more vendors selling yarn, but fewer lace-makers and artisans. Not that I’m complaining - I wound up with a pretty awesome haul.

12 7 / 2014

Knitting machines. Yeeepppp. Haha.

Knitting machines. Yeeepppp. Haha.

01 7 / 2014

friggjar-rockr:

Hey icnclvst here are my fav (so basically all of the ones I follow) fiber arts blogs. For the most part they’re all knitting but some have weaving, spinning or non fiber arts posts :3

In no particular order:
yarnsters
weekendknitter
whiskies
textillianfiber
textillian

28 6 / 2014

Currently on my needles is Happy Street, by Veera Välimäki. If you couldn’t already tell, I’m a huge fan. Graphic stripes and simple garter? Yes, please. Her shawls make for perfect tv knitting.

Giving it up to my Canadian crafters, I’m using Have Fun Storming the Castle! from IndigodragonflyYellow Highlighter from KnittyCat Yarns and Deep Blue Sea from Turtlepurl Yarns.

06 6 / 2014

Anonymous said: Congrats on getting out of your knitting funk! The fingerless mitts are adorable. :)

Thank you! Try, try again, right? :)

06 6 / 2014

So I had posted a while ago saying that it felt good to be knitting again. I lied. For the past few months, everything I’ve picked up had just not worked out for me. I lost both my yarn and my needles from this project - I must have dropped them somewhere in public. They’re never coming back. 

Then I finished and blocked this hat, only for it to be way too small. So I frogged it and started again in a different colour, which I can’t wear because it makes me look like the Cryptkeeper. Argh.

There have been a few other projects that I never bothered to document that I had to rip out or abandon, and so I started, and actually finished, these! I needed something easy and quick. They’re full of mistakes, but I really couldn’t care less. They’re done. Huzzah.

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I’m going to celebrate with a Raddler. Happy Friday, all!

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09 5 / 2014

I had a job interview today - one of those scary, competence-based interviews. I can’t say how it went, but I can say I had to write and pass an exam to get to the interview stage. So I count that as a success. How does a huge nerd like me celebrate? With wine and yarn, of course! Fingers crossed from here on out.   

I had a job interview today - one of those scary, competence-based interviews. I can’t say how it went, but I can say I had to write and pass an exam to get to the interview stage. So I count that as a success. How does a huge nerd like me celebrate? With wine and yarn, of course! Fingers crossed from here on out.   

03 5 / 2014

What I love about knitting is that it can be as inexpensive, or as expensive as you choose. I bought a ball winder the other day, and have absolutely no regrets. Being able to wind up a hank in less than 10 minutes vs. doing it by hand is worth every penny. But I still have fond memories of cruising the Lewiscraft for cheap acrylic and needles, and still love my very first finished object, a Doctor Who scarf made with Red Heart. (Thank you, jebbyjones, for teaching me to knit and purl. ♥)
Happy knitting, all!

What I love about knitting is that it can be as inexpensive, or as expensive as you choose. I bought a ball winder the other day, and have absolutely no regrets. Being able to wind up a hank in less than 10 minutes vs. doing it by hand is worth every penny. But I still have fond memories of cruising the Lewiscraft for cheap acrylic and needles, and still love my very first finished object, a Doctor Who scarf made with Red Heart. (Thank you, jebbyjones, for teaching me to knit and purl. ♥)

Happy knitting, all!

27 4 / 2014

Welcome new followers! Many thanks to stitcherywitchery for the shoutout! :3