Do you feel it?  That nip in the air.  This can only mean PSL season, right?  I’m not a huge fan of that particular brew, but a pumpkin-spiced candle is totally my jam. With the cooler temps, the draw towards wooly things is pretty strong.  I don’t need another cardigan, but a handknit cardi?  Sign me up!  This year I took the plunge and joined the #jojifallkal2017.  For my muggle friends, that’s the annual fall knit-along hosted by knitwear designer… Read more »

My cousin posted this picture on Facebook and I had to share 🙂 Source There’s a chill in the air, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice lattes are back! Time for nature’s catwalk to begin with trees resplendent in their autumnal gorgeousness.  It’s not quite here yet, but soon it will be time to rake, rake, rake.  Jump into pile of freshly raked leaves.  Begin process again. Fall ❤ Leaves I noticed that my crafting is also leaf-centric.  I’ve… Read more »

Today is the first of school for the kids and I’m ready to embrace routine and schedules and even some “me time” 😉  This summer has been a mixed bag of sorts with many wonderful moments celebrating family and togetherness and on the other end of the spectrum holding the hand of a dear one who is hurting more than words can begin to describe.  And so, life goes on and these sunny days with cool breezes will be replaced… Read more »

The latest sweater to come off my needles is Elia.  This cabled pullover is designed by Julia Trice (MindOfWinter) and she kindly asked me to review this pattern for her.  After a couple false starts with yarn choices, I found myself reaching out to one of my favorites – Tosh Vintage – to knit this sweater.  A great choice since the  cabled work really pops with the well rounded yarn and of course, you can’t go wrong with madtosh colors!… Read more »

I love a spontaneous plan.  We made last minute reservations to take the ferry across to the Sunshine Coast and boy was it a spectacular few days!  It’s a good thing we reserved because this is what was in store for us and the thousands of other vacationers over on the other side… We did lots of hiking, kayaking, late night movie watching, board game playing and plenty of lazing around… every minute was perfect. Even the bald eagles were… Read more »

Sprrrring! With the weather being so crazy gorgeous and the kids on Spring Break, every day has been packed with hikes and picnics and bike rides.  We even managed to spend some time at the beach.  Ok, we didn’t dare get our feet wet what with the water still being freezing cold and all!  We did do some pretty decent beach combing, though. I’ve been crafting a bit here and there.  On my needles is a lovely cabled sweater, Elia,… Read more »