Category: Knitting

The Time I Tried New Dishcloth Yarn

Confession: I’ve tried scrubby dishcloth yarn but I’m not really a fan. I found it hard to knit with. The scrubby parts of it stuck together at seemingly every stitch. So as family and friends hinted with varying degrees of subtlety:   “I really like those scrubby dishcloths” “Have you ever knit with that scrubby dishcloth yarn?” “Can I buy…

The Time I Knit an Octopus

Last year I discovered a series of patterns for toys that you literally knit together as you go thereby eliminating on of my pet peeves: sewing it up and sewing in the ends. This is truly a concept I can get behind. I assumed when I settled in to knit this year’s toy I’d be good to go. Clearly I…

Sunday Night Heel Prep

Planning for the week ahead is all about priorities. Some people think carefully about their meals and prep ahead for the upcoming week. Me, I looked at my travel knitting and said, “I’ve got to turn that heel.”   My love of socks as a travel/work knitting project is incomparable; the rows and rows of knitting the perfect project to…

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

The Big Bang Theory has been one of my favourite shows since its premier. I love that being a geek is ok, because (let’s face it) we all can be pretty geeky at times. Like most comedies, it won’t really end and will continue indefinitely in syndication.     Several years ago, I bought sock yarn because I loved the…