I have always loved color.  Especially the big, bold, bright ones!  My daughter is the same. She embraces color and always picks the bright (sometimes neon) shirt over the neutral one.  She’s nine and so this is totally understandable… rainbows, unicorns and all that!  I found this incredible skein of sportweight yarn that had these multidimensional colors while still being sort of tonal.  I was in love! I wanted to make something with this yarn before Christmas and it had to be for… Read more »

I have one more finished object to share with you before we say goodbye to 2012.  I knit a pair of fingerless mitts from Jane Richmond’s new book Island. This pattern is named Rathtrevor after the breathtaking Rathtrevor Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.  As I knit this project I was reminded of our family trip to Van Isle lastyear and I was so grateful that I was able to capture this tender moment between my kids on Rathtrevor Beach… Knit… Read more »

Seen on our walk yesterday… and this sweet girl and this little guy soon, all those leaves will fall But look at that snow line! Granted we don’t get much snow in Vancouver but this city is nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range and those mountains get covered in white fluff every winter.  My hands are always the first to freeze when it gets cold outside (or with over-zealous air conditioning, or at the movies!)  But not today.  Today, they were TOASTY thanks… Read more »

Instant gratification knitting has commenced thanks to the fast approaching holidays. Guaranteed to keep your noggin warm, this hat was a quick knit and was requested by my cousin.  It fits my 3-year-old’s dome (!!) but that was before blocking.  Once this hat is dry, the yarn will relax enough to fit my 23-year-old cousin just right (who has a very tiny head, whew!!)  Well, that’s the plan anyway!!  This was an easy pattern to knit and the mmmMalabrigo… need… Read more »

Silly me…forgot to add a picture of my finished mitten sans mate.  I blame the bad light for the blurry picture and warped color, in reality it’s more of a dusty rose.  All the same, it’s so warm and me loves!!! Warm Winter Mittens Pattern: Chevaliar Mittens by Mari Muinonen/tikru Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted  in “Dusty” Needles: Size US 5/3.75 mm Mate to follow soon!

Happy New Year everyone!!  I am sure that most everyone like me had a busy holiday season.  We had family visiting over Christmas which made us laugh louder, made our home warmer and feel so thankful that loved ones are just a plane ride away. We still haven’t finished eating the last of the Christmas cake and treats but we’re already well into the first week of 2010.  Time doesn’t wait for anyone does it!  My mittens that I talked about last time… Read more »

The only Christmas knitting I did this year is the Drive-Thru cardigan for Kiki.  The knitting is done and it’s been blocking for a couple days now but still feels damp.  Time to move the blocking board up close to the heat. With all the Christmas frenzy that has befallen us again this year, I haven’t really wanted to cast on for a large(r) project (my Vine Yoke Cardi is still on the needles, but I wanted something new) and… Read more »