Category Archives: Crafts

Knitting Garage Sale

Knitting is something I really, really want to love. It speaks to a warm and comfortable place in my soul, beckoning me, calling softly, promising cozy, relaxing rewards. [..]

Failures, Knitting , , ,

It’s Awesome to Shop Locally

In addition to being the right thing to do for our local economies, it’s just plain good sense and good fun to see, touch and get a good [..]

Knitting, Shopping , ,

Hiatus from the World

My retreat from society is very nearly over. When I came up to The Engineir’s family cottage on Lake Huron in mid-December, the sheer, vast expanse of four [..]

Holidays, Knitting, Mental Well-Being, Stress, Wildlife , , , ,

Time Management Tip #1 – Stop Waiting

Me writing about how to manage your time is a bit like Wile E. Coyote writing about how to catch a roadrunner.   Still, I’ve learned a couple [..]

Crocheting, Food, Mental Well-Being, Tips ,

“Just Paint Over It”

The previous owners of our house seemed to have a very strong belief in the following philosophy: If you no longer like or need something, just paint over [..]

Crafts, Household, Sewing, WTF

Race to the finish

Can a story about knitting be funny and suspenseful? You betcha, if Yarn Harlot wrote it. Check out her story about the Knitting Olympics.


Quilting Content! Sort Of!

Just when I’d given up looking… I used half my tax return to buy myself a new toy – a Canon EOS 1000D – my first digital SLR. [..]

Fabrics, Quilting ,

Knitting in the Buh?

Ani just tried to show me how to Knit in the Round using four DPN’s (that’s knitting leet-speek for “double-pointed needles.”) She cast on her stitches in about [..]

Knitting, WTF

Banned from the Swift

Last night, halfway through my second dishcloth for knitting class, I said “screw it; I’m done with this thing.” Not with knitting itself, mind you, but the stupid [..]


Knitting Bag

It didn’t take long for me to realize I was going to need a bag for all this knitting paraphernalia I’ve slowly acquired; throwing it all into the [..]

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