At a bit of a loss……

Ben went to overnight camp yesterday. With much protest, and not an inconsiderable amount of bribery. As we were leaving, (we snuck out – bad mommy, bad daddy!) he was carrying around a poster which read, “Warning! No girls allowed” He made a point of showing this to all the girls! (nuff said!) So, I’m at a bit of a …

Cozy Chemo Hat

I wanted to share this pattern for a chemo hat. It has a nice flared brim, more “cloche-y” than brimmy, really, but a very cute hat and a very quick knit. The first photo is done in Cascade 220 superwash, the second photo is done in Malabrigo Kettle-dyed Worsted.    You are welcome to knit this pattern – after all, …

Mooi, Mooi, Caliente!

Shannon gave me Mooi. I am in love. 15% Bison, 15% cashmere, 70% bamboo, 100% drool! This is such a delicious yarn. I spent forever winding it into a very pretty ball, and then just holding it. I foresee a lacy, cobwebby doodad in it’s immediate future, however, it’s one of those skeins that is almost too scrumptious to actually …

Tai Shan Hoodie

                                        I designed this for Shannon’s book, How to Knit in the Woods, which is a really sweet book. The patterns are diverse enough to be interesting, and the whole concept is intriguing. The hoodie is SWTC bamboo, and I have to …

OT – RANT!

I feel the need to rant about my morning. It’s not particularly knitting related, although I did have time to finish one sock, cast on another and work the welt, even though I didn’t have knitting on my agenda at all this morning.  Most mornings for us are scheduled to the minute – or as near as we can. This …

Happy Birthday, Corey!

My beautiful baby is 16 today! Hard to believe how quickly he is growing up. I’m very proud of who he is becoming. Happy Birthday Corey!

procrastination week

I guess I should post about all the work I didn’t do this week, as well as the phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the blog world – frogging. Hands up if you’ve tinked this week?  But before I do, I’m going to post some piccys of my Mitrebox Jacket. Not the best pictures, but pictures non the less. The …

Ben’s surgery

It’s always a huge ordeal for Ben to have surgery. I get tired of explaining his autism to doctors time after time after time. Ben is usually very wound up, verging on a meltdown and I have to take time away from keeping him calm and not afraid to explain stuff to stupid people who, if only they would actually …

I am a duh-brain!

Last week I bought a new pair of shoes. Nothing earth shattering, or that big of a deal. I tend to wear shoes out pretty quickly, so a new pair always feels extra good.  These are very comfortable, no blisters, no red marks, just shoes that felt good from day one. Except for one thing. The left one felt a …