Month: June 2016

Knit Lobster

Lobster season is finished today and I (somewhat appropriately) have finished knitting a lobster toy. It’s knit in Knit Picks Simply Cotton in Carnelian Heather. It was a relatively easy knit, though I didn’t quite get the trick to make “bends” in the claws and legs. I think he turned out cute regardless.

And So It Began…

Looking back, I know exactly when my obsession with hoarding stashing yarn began. It started in a local craft store, now closed, when I started knitting again twelve years ago. My sister was pregnant with my first niece, and I decided as a good aunt I should knit her a baby blanket. I went to the store bought a pattern…

Buying Local

Today we had the opportunity to tour the island with representatives from the provincial government’s “Buy Local” team.  The purpose was to talk about our local fishery for background for future stories for social media. For me it’s always fun to play tour guide for a day, and who could resist a spring day out of the office.  


There was a black dog named Charlie
So full of trouble was he
Obedience class week five
We made it alive
Even if on the floor he did pee

Watermelon Hat

I’m sure it’s a common sentiment among knitters: you see a piece of knitwear, look at and think: “I could make that.”  I usually then get a grip on myself; remember the realities of my time, skill, and patience; and continue on my way.  However, my restraint fell by the wayside when I saw a watermelon hat on one of…

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean.

~~ Dave Barry