Month: February 2016

Afterthought Heel 2.0

Over the past year or so, I’ve been using an afterthought heel a lot, especially when knitting with yarns with long colour changes (Knit Picks Felici for example). I’m a bit a lot anal about socks that match and I like that the afterthought heel doesn’t disrupt the colour sequence.   One of the things I don’t like about it…

On a New “Anne”

Last week YTV aired a new rendition of Anne of Green Gables.  I say a new rendition because a Google search will tell you there has been around 15 versions of the classic novel made into television or movie productions.   I was fully prepared to not like it. For me, the Sullivan Entertainment version will always be THE version of…

I Can See Clearly Now

While there are definitely differences between the Canada and United States, in my mind they are more quirks versus a noticeable culture shock. Certainly not what you’d expect to experience if visiting somewhere like Saudi Arabia or China.  Quirks like finding Aero bars in the International Food aisle. Or asking where the “washroom” was at a gas station and spending an agonizing…

As a Woman of Science

Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. I know this because I was tagged in a tweet to celebrate it. While I thought it was cool, I was also a bit confused.   Happy Int'l Day of Women & Girls in Science! @susan_cfrn @bhmorse @LLRamsay @ShanSTibb @tweetram87 @MarloesKraan https://t.co/d5skIf53eJ — CFRN-RCRP (@CFRN_RCRP) February 11, 2016   If…

A Measure of a Saturday

My knitting projects often remind me of the time during which they were knit; they are a measure of where I was and what was happening.  This weekend is a good example of that.   On Saturday when I left on the ferry I threw my just started second sock for my nephew’s Christmas gift (I’m so trying to do better…

My Socks Have a Dual Personality

Once I’m done the hub bub of Christmas knitting I generally try to knit myself a pair of socks in January. The first of the month I cast on my socks from the Tosh Sock yarn I purchased at Knit East. I finished the first sock around mid-month. I loved the vibrant colours; it reminded me of sprinkles on a…