March 2011

Newfoundland Bubble Mittens

Newfoundland Bubble Mittens

A couple of weeks ago Devan lost his (my) Newfoundland trigger mitten at school. We’ve scoured the school top to bottom and checked the lost and found repeatedly. No mitten. I wore these mittens when I was his age, living in Newfoundland. I needed a knitting project for a weekend trip to Whistler so … new mittens. When I was researching the trigger mitten blog post I came across Newfoundland bubble mittens. I don’t remember them from my childhood but they looked fun to knit. I read through a couple brief patternsĀ  ( read more

Your Knits

Your Knits

Hi Holli. I’m attaching two photos of finished sweaters. I love your patterns! Thanks so much for many hours of great knitting… Well, thank you Jan for sharing your photos and your kind words. I just love the colour combination in the sweater with the red back.

The Rabbit Problem – Children’s Book

The Rabbit Problem – Children’s Book

In the 13th century, mathematician Fibonacci popularized what later became known as the Fibonacci sequence of numbers: each number is the sum of the previous two numbers, starting with 0 and 1. This sequence begins 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, and so on. Fibonacci expounded on this concept with an example of rabbit reproduction. Children’s author Emily Gravett used this premise for her humorous book called The Rabbit Problem. Set out like a wall calendar, each month gets hairier with the rabbits’ antics for surviving in their field and read more