Zebra Tulle Ruffle Skirt

FO: Zebra Tulle Ruffle Skirt

I have been wanting to create this skirt since I saw the tulle yarns CanadaYarns.ca offers. This used 2 skeins, though I may add on a second pack of 2, simply because it’s very short. I used my ruffle skirt pattern for this skirt, slightly modified – I increased by 4 stitches throughout the body of the skirt, evenly on...

/ October 20, 2014 / design, finished objects / 0 Comments

Hike Haliburton Festival

Ontario Travel: 9th Annual Hike Haliburton Festival

If you’re looking for somewhere to get outside and stretch those atrophied legs, then why not check out the Hike Haliburton Festival? Happening over a 4-day stretch, September 18th-21st, there is a wide variety of events on the schedule for people with all sorts of interests: fishers, foodies, artists and many more will find hikes and events geared towards them....

/ September 8, 2014 / travel, yarn shops / 0 Comments

Whew, what have I been up to, eh?

Woops, I kinda-sorta abandoned this place. I suppose changing jobs, a move (and the home-ownership that goes along with it), a 2-hr daily commute, a honeymoon, the passing of a grandparent, on top of which add helping out clients with web design, will do that to a blog. But, ever since a weekend trip to Montreal last October with a close...

/ August 22, 2014 / general / 0 Comments

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Knitting in Italy: Lellabella Venezia

The only yarn shop the hubby and I managed to stumble across whilst actually open during our honeymoon in Italy was in Venice: Lellabella. It is tucked in next to the bridge on Calle Mandola. Excited to have found an open yarn shop in Italy – in Venice, no less! – I wandered around and tried to find a single...

/ June 1, 2014 / italy, travel, yarn shops / 0 Comments

Gateway Fibreworks

Winter Weekend Getaway

The hubby and I visited Dorset, Ontario last weekend. We were gifted a 3-night stay at The Moose B&B, by Toronto-based drummer Chris Lesso for our wedding last year. The B&B was fantastic – clean, bright, beautifully decorated, and the breakfasts – oh, the breakfasts were really good. I highly recommend staying there if you ever make a trip up...

/ February 25, 2014 / travel, yarn shops / 1 Comment

Araucania Botany Lace

1-skein Fingering 4-Ply Knitting Project Ideas

I recently picked up a few beautiful new yarns on a yarn crawl, which I will post about soon [edit: May 13, 2015: finally published the post about the yarn crawl here]. But for now, I just wanted to take some notes on potential patterns for these yarns, as I’m pretty excited about them! Araucania Botany Lace 450.0 yards –...

/ February 23, 2014 / to make / 0 Comments

Years in Review: 2010-2014 Knitting Adventures

I first picked up the sticks in about January of 2010, but I only began logging my knitting progress on February 9th, 2010, in my first post at Knitravel: Knitters Delight. 4 years later, I’ve decided to do an anniversary look-back at my annual posts around this time for the past 4 years, as a way to track my progress...

/ February 9, 2014 / knitting / 0 Comments

Sundae Legwarmers Pattern

Sundae Warmers: Pattern Update

Just wanted to post a quick update I made recently to my free Sundae Warmers legwarmer knitting pattern – I’ve now updated the text so it should be clearer now, published a PDF for download, updated the Ravelry pattern page, and added the PDF to the Ravelry store (still for free). Enjoy your knitting!

/ January 10, 2014 / patterns / 0 Comments

Wrist Cuff Knit from Bernat Boa in red and black, and black Lion Brand Fun Fur yarn

Fuzzy Wristicuffs

This was my original swatch for the Accidental Moebius Scarf. The swatch seemed about right, but somehow didn’t translate well to a larger item – stretch factor? I will have to knit another, and stretch as much as I can, before measuring its final size. Perhaps that will help.

/ January 8, 2014 / design, finished objects / 0 Comments

Susie Rogers' Reading Mitts

Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts

I started and finished these very quickly, for me – over the 2013 Christmas holidays. They are to go with my Bronwyn Capelet, which has been on one of my circular knitting needle chords for a couple of years now – I just want to finish it already! 😛 I wanted to knit up these fingerless mitts, as I realised...

/ January 6, 2014 / finished objects / 0 Comments

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