Category Archives: Knitting

Ways to Break a Knitter’s Heart

I understand that if you don’t knit and a knitter presents you with a pair of socks, you think “oh, socks.” You don’t realize that the wool was probably $40 and they spent 30 hours knitting them. I realize that you … Continue reading

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They first make mad

I like to think of myself as a clever person. I like to think that, having knit off and on for most of my life, I’m a bit good at it. I like to think that I’m adept at the … Continue reading

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Not Just a River in Egypt

A few weeks ago I was looking at the second sock I was knitting for David. I kept looking at it, and looking at it, and it didn’t look quite right. It’s not like I didn’t know what didn’t look … Continue reading

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I Know Better

On Sunday night, as I was leaving, I packed a pair of Christmas present socks that I am knitting. I looked at the stitch holders next to my chair and I thought “there’s no way that I am going to … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Not written in a departure lounge or hotel room! Written at home. Because I am home all week! Well, home until Thursday am, which really feels like home all week. I will have been home for almost a full 7 … Continue reading

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Your Mother was Wrong

It turns out socks do grow on trees. . . Yes, I knit then. 4 pairs. Lots of time on planes.  

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Second Sock Syndrome

I took the first sock all around Vancouver Island, and it had a rip roaring good time. It seemed somewhat unfair that the first one got lots of photo’s and glory and the second one was going to see the … Continue reading

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A Bundle of Babies, Snuggled in Wool

I have 3 babies that require knitting for. None of the mum’s have opted to find out he gender. Now, I appreciate that a baby’s gender is one of the last surprises in adult life, and I am crunchy enough … Continue reading

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The Sock Goes Travelling

I have other knitting, but I can’t show it because the mum’s read my blog. Rest assured, the bundle of babies shall be snuggled in wool. (unless my niece doesn’t give me a great niece. She’s not getting knitting unless … Continue reading

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Might Need a Better Plan Today

Let us consider yesterday. Wake up. Go downstairs. Realize that Christmas day is on Saturday. (How did that happen, anyway.) Look at list. Push list away. Have a piece of fudge and a cup of coffee (breakfast of Champions, I’m … Continue reading

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