Happy Big thanks to all the
wonderful comments on my big
news with the Ontario Craft Magazine.
Here in Montreal, we had snow all day on Monday.
In spite of that fact, it never seemed like very much was accumulating.
That is, until you shovelled the snow.
or tried to slog through it.
there was a considerable amount of heavy fresh snow.
Wednesday we had rain. All Day.
This is just wrong. Very wrong. It's January: let's have snow.
in non-weather news,
I have started work on a new woolen mitten.
And i've been making Pompoms. No
Photos yet, but i promise to change that shortly.
The knitting companion has gone for his hair trim.
The whole experience was very draining,
in his fuzzy opinion. However, he's looking like
velvet now, and it's very cute.
I'm feeling a little fuzzy-headed myself today.
Apparently, my ability to focus this morning is also fuzzy.
And: My copy of the Yarn Harlot's latest book
has finally arrived on my doorstep.
I am thrilled.
Friday, January 13, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
i've been enjoying the podcasts by Brenda Dayne lately.
i would highly recommend you give them a try. "Cast-on" is:
"A knitting podcast featuring news,
views, and the latest independent
music KniTunes, hosted by Brenda Dayne."
you can find her site here, with complete instructions about
how to get your podcast.... remember, you can
listen to it immediately or download it to your computer.
it's very easy. if you haven't listened to a podcast before:
do not be afraid. The podcast is not afraid of you.
Brenda's site has great links and much more.
thanks to Everyone for their great comments
& happy dancing. The knitting companion
and i are anxiously awaiting our copy of the magazine.
Grumpy shopkeeper (from the comments), yes i should put
a photo in - it's crocheted so not veering far off of knitting
topics at all !
now, for some hot off the press news, so to speak....
this came in from Paulette, in British Columbia Canada.
*Please note* the following info
is about a radio program, not a podcast.
Can you believe this?
Three hours on the radio
talking about knitting and to knitters.
Knitting will be featured for 3 hours on
CBC Radio One's North by Northwest
from 6:00 am to 9:00 am on January 21.
That's Radio One, 690 on your dial
in Vancouver and 90.5 on your FM dial in Victoria.
For CBC stations in other
areas, go to http://www.cbc.ca/channelguide/bear/index.html.
You can listen live on the
Internet at www.cbc.ca/bc/audio/index.html#listen
Host Cheryl McKay is starting a
scarf exchange on January 21.
Send in your
hand knit scarf tagged with your name
and address with any comments you wish
to make, and you will receive a scarf in exchange.
The address is:
North by Northwest
CBC British Columbia
700 Hamilton Street
P.O. Box 4600
Vancouver, BC V6B 4A2
Keep Canada Knitting
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Sunday, January 08, 2006
This is the most adorable felted ball.
it was made by "Tait & Style" in Stromness, Orkney, Scotland.
It has the most
wonderful dense-yet-soft feel to it. Soft to touch,
dense to squeeze. it is actually touted as a pin cushion,
and oooh, that's exactly what i wanted it for.
to be honest, i haven't actually USED it yet as
a pin cushion. it's still sitting here on my desk.
It is doing an important
job of looking cute, colourful and clever every day.
i've never felted anything before. Well, not on purpose that is.
i'd like to try felting...
just not yet. Mittens to make.