We’re headed off to New York later this month. It’s been 21 years since I was last there. I’m lining up all my favourite museums and areas of town to visit. I’m really excited; this is the first trip we’ve taken without Devan since he was born. Lucky Devan will have his Grandma staying with him for the week. I’m sure he’ll be perfectly spoiled by the time we’re back. I know there are several yarn shops in Manhattan and I’m looking for feedback on the must sees. I probably won’t have a chance to see them all–oddly that’s not read more
My rubber boots have sprung a leak. This is a problem in rainy Vancouver. I found these shiny red patent leather rain boots on sale on the weekend. Can’t go wrong with Cole Haan.
I bought a door mat from Lantern Moon when I was at Sock Summit. I know, it’s an odd thing to buy at a knitting retreat, but it has balls of yarn on it! When I got it to my hotel room, I quickly saw the error of my ways. It absolutely would not fit in my suitcase and it was too big for carry on. Oh dear! I met a lot of knitters from the lower mainland at Sock Summit, but only one who was driving. Karen was very read more
We went to a Paralympics sledge hockey game on the weekend. What fun! Japan beat the Czech Republic 2 to 1. I managed to knit about 4″ on the back of a baby sweater I’m making for a friend. The baby arrived early, so I’m trying to squeeze in knitting whenever I can so I can finish the gift. The yarn is a silly bit of fun–Regia PomPon. I was curious to see how read more
Shh, don’t tell my chiropractor, but I’ve been sneaking in some knitting. My shoulder is much better than it was. I’m still a bit stiff, but I’ve been stiff for a couple of years now (it’s the knitting). My goal right now is to get the full range of movement out of my shoulder and to keep up with my exercises. I don’t want to be decommissioned again. Knitting is just too important! Earlier this month, Evelyn sent me pictures of her finished Aidan. She bought the pattern from read more
I’ve done something to my rotator cuff and as a consequence, I can barely move my arm. It’s called ‘frozen shoulder’ which as a description doesn’t sound so bad. What the name doesn’t describe is the pain experienced when you forget and accidentally move the arm. Yeowch! It’s amazing how many minor movements we do that use our shoulder muscles. Needless to say, there will be no knitting for a while. Boo hoo. Especially sad because I’ve been organizing a weekend workshop with my friend, read more
My little monkey dressed up as a sock monkey for Hallowe’en today at school. I have to admit, I’m really proud of his costume. I made it out of seven pairs of work socks and I got the idea at Instructables. The instructions were for an 18-month old, so sizing up was a necessity. I had fun using the heels of the socks for the knees and elbows. read more
I had great intentions of blogging more regularly throughout the summer … … and then we bought a house … … and then I had to pack up all the yarn and our other “things” … … to get our apartment staged and cleaned to sell … … and then we went on vacation … … and then we sold our apartment (while we were on vacation–how great is that!) … … and read more
My mother is the greatest. She is my major support with my business and in life. She is my test knitter, my sample knitter, my sounding board, my printer and my shipper. She markets my patterns at LYSs that she visits on her travels and give me invaluable advice. In addition to all this, she’s my Mum in all that word epitomizes. She loves me unconditionally. I couldn’t ask for a better mother. I can only hope to be that same presense in my son’s life. I love you, Mum.