This is the last of the vacation series, for reals!!! One of the main draws of our Island trip was to hang out with my cousins and we spent a lovely day giggling and reminiscing and swapping news about all of the family drama gossip stories. Even though I don’t have any siblings of my own, I am fortunate to be a part of a large extended family and so there is always something happening to keep things interesting!  And… Read more »

It’s been 15 years since I’ve been on Vancouver Island and it was just as spectacular as I remember and then some.  Back then I was a student on The Island and didn’t really take the time to do any of the touristy stuff since that was “home”.  That changed last week because we really did pack with the whole see-as-much-as-you-can-see thing (and we might have even pushed it too far seeing I have a couple nasty blisters on my… Read more »

Our guests have gone and I’ve pretty much caught up on all of the aftermath that follows when company leaves.  I’ve still got an overflowing inbox though with several emails from all of my readers.  I just wanted to say that I am not ignoring you lovely folk and I will respond to everyone soon:)  Thanks for visiting my blog and being such a supportive bunch about my obssession hobby. I’m at the point on my Geodesic Cardigan where the… Read more »

This little hat is ready to be gifted.  This was my first time knitting a Tot Toppers pattern.  It was well written and I had to only make a couple minor changes – reducing the length of the hat and the number of rounds to finish off the crown.  This was probably due to the fact that I didn’t check gauge before casting on (as always, my bad!)   Also, this was my first time using this yarn and I absolutely loved… Read more »

My Tea Leaves Cardigan is done and drying on the blocking board as I speak type.  I ain’t holding my breath though  seeing that I know from previous experience that wet merino doesn’t dry quickly.  Promise that pictures and blurbs of my Tarty Cardi will be forthcoming! In the meantime, I’ve been knitting a couple hats.  One for gifting and another that’s been requested by a friend.  I’m using a purchased pattern for the one to be gifted for which I had the… Read more »

The Molly beret is done and ready for gifting to Sarah. Molly for Sarah Pattern: Molly by Alana Dakos Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in “Happy Forest” Needles: Size US 2/2.75 mm and US 4/3.5 mm I knit the hat extra slouchy to accommodate the unfortunate hair incident and got Kirtana to model it for me.  Kiki adores Sarah and will do anything for her include sitting still for pictures!  Once again this pattern proved to be a quick, fun knit and even comes in… Read more »

Spring is almost here according to the Weatherman and the calendar.  Spring flowers have broken free a few weeks too early but no one will begrudge their overenthusiastic schedule since they make everything beautiful. I have little something on the needles today, perfect green knitting for St. Paddy’s Day.  I’m knitting the Molly hat again for my dear friend’s daughter who turns 3 next week.  She and her brother had a very unfortunate incident involving a pair of scissors and Dora. … Read more »