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 … Continue reading call it done

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 … Continue reading 25 Years

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 … Continue reading weaving and a shop update