call it done

It’s been a 2-year project, one that was started with no clear idea of what I was making… scarf, shawl, blanket? I’m going to call it shanket… cross between a shawl and blanket. I suppose I could have gone with the old serape idea…


For now, it’s a nice colourful addition to my bed. And I’m calling it done.

Scrappy Linen Stitch Blanket using, not surprisingly, the linen stitch.

Size 4mm (6US) needles.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, leftover from years of socks.

Measures 30″ by 74″

Ravelry Link


good morning, saturday


working on my test knit, ready to skein up a test yarn, drinking a french press latte, contemplating a piece of apple pie for breakfast… enjoying the quiet, except for the snoring cat.

How is your weekend starting?

25 Years

It’s been 25 years since we moved here to live in beautiful Canada.  We loaded the baby in the car and headed north from Southern California and didn’t look back.   I wouldn’t want it any other way…. we love it here.  Happy Birthday Canada!   You’ve been such a great place to live and raise our family.

I’ve had a very quiet day making labels for my yarn, finishing off a sock pattern give-away for the market booth, getting things packed up and ready to go.   It’s really warm and lovely today too and it feels so good taking an iced latte break on the patio and enjoying the summer flowers.

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open for business

The backyard patio, that is.  Two days of power washing, planting, weeding, washing furniture, washing windows… I’m exhausted and want to just sit and knit.  But now I can do that on our cleaner than clean patio.  Except rain is forecast… darn!


I’ve been dyeing too…



weaving and a shop update

I finished off another woven shawl, one I named Jelly Beans because I was weaving it on Easter and I was craving jelly beans and the warp yarn is the colour of jelly beans, and it was making me crazy.   It’s 12″ by 64″ and made of soft bamboo, merino wool and silk.  Ravelry link and Etsy link.

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I made a trip down to my sister’s last week and brought all my goodies I’ve been working on, and so we added a few more shawls to the shop.

Even though we’ve had tons of rain and grey skies, the garden has managed to bloom and beckon me out in it.  We’ve done a good start on the clean up and I can’t wait for warmer and sunnier weather to spend more time out there and get the veggies going.

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But until the weather cooperates, I’ve got plenty to keep me busy inside!

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On the loom now is a combination of Zauberball Crazy and Madeline Tosh Lace.  Ravelry link.

Have a good week!