Month: August 2016

The Striped Hat

A month or so ago I received the “Knit Simple” fall 2016 magazine in the mail. I’m a fan of uncomplicated patterns and hats have held a particular appeal for me lately so when I saw a pattern for a striped hat with texture changes, it looked like just the project for me. A quick search of my stash confirmed…

Photos From Fogo

Fogo Island has been on my bucket list of places to visit for a long time; way before Justin and Gwyneth made it cool. I had the chance to last month and it was so worth the trip. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Owning the Owner Operator Policy

I read a blog post this week and the first paragraph rang so true to me: how most media stories would lead you to believe that the fishery is on its last legs and a dying industry when the opposite is in fact the case.  What really caught my interest though was that there is a movement in the United States…

Confession Time

If you’ve been in Canada the past few weeks or months, you know* that this summer is the last tour for the  Tragically Hip under tragic circumstances. Lead singer Gord Downie announced this spring that he has terminal brain cancer.  Tickets for the most sought after concert series in years sold out in minutes.   These performances have become a…



There once was a black beast named Charlie
Alone he did not enjoy to be
My parent’s back door
Has a screen no more
As he arrived at church for company