Category: crochet

The Time I “Went” to Virtual Knitting Live!

Years ago I signed up for emails from “Vogue Knitting Live!”. I love attending Knit East; it’s local so it’s easy to get to and always is a top notch experience (even the year the Algonquin was under construction) but there’s a part of me that would look longingly at the knitting events in far away places and think “someday…

The Time I Played With Buttons

I finally stopped tracking how many days in self-isolation/quarantine/lock-down  when New Brunswick started easing some restrictions. Stopping tracking has made the “new normal” feel more normal even though some parts still feel anything but.   I’ve struggled with that feeling of crisis with the only response you available is to stay home and do essentially nothing. (I’ve been working from…

The Time My Niece Chose My Yarn

  I was on a Granny Square run this winter but I kept hitting a colour block. I kept choosing the same combinations and I needed a fresh view to mix things up. I cornered my 11 year old niece one afternoon and gave her my bag of yarn. She took the challenge seriously and tried to use all the…

Colour Combinations

I’ve been working away on Granny Squares for the past several months mixing and matching colour combinations. Ever since I discovered I can crochet, they’ve been a bit of an obsession, but in a good way (or so I tell myself). I’ve been concentrating on using up leftover super wash worsted weight from hat and mitten projects. Then I hit…