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Big Week Ahead

Big Week Ahead

I’m not sure I’m cramming enough exciting things into my week. What do you think?

More on Yarn Substitution

More on Yarn Substitution

Have you been having trouble finding yarn to substitute for Knit Picks Wool of the Andes for the Just Plain Gloves or Just Plain Mittens patterns? Do you have trouble substituting yarn in general? Read this.

Equilibrium: What a Rush!

Equilibrium: What a Rush!

Today, I had an epiphany. I realized that my idealized state of “balance” and true homeostasis are not the same thing. This is going to change everything…

7 Favourite Fall Things

7 Favourite Fall Things

Sweaters on Pinterest and other knitting geekery, books, writing, simple comforts, and other joys of autumn. Here’s what’s been inspiring me.

7 Moments: What's Been Keeping Me Busy

7 Moments: What's Been Keeping Me Busy

A photo essay of what's been filling up my blog silence.

Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

A day at a time, the log jam is loosening and the ideas are flowing. The sun is coming back, energy is returning, and I am pulling myself blinking from the retreat of hibernation. For my own mental and emotional health, this year needs to be less about driving myself and more about reducing commitments, taking care of myself, and finding my passion again. It needs to be about healing.

Introducing the "Just Plain Mittens" Pattern!

Introducing the "Just Plain Mittens" Pattern!

At last, this pattern is finally ready! When you see all that it has to offer, you'll know why it took nine months to make! (Okay, so I didn't knit a lot during the summer... but this pattern did get super-tested!)

Francoise of Aroha Knits Creates Her Own Niche

Francoise of Aroha Knits Creates Her Own Niche

Francoise of Aroha Knits had more than a few obstacles in her way when she decided to launch her knitwear business--but she did it anyway. Read the inspiring story of this expat American designer living in Japan whose business has grown to encompass the globe.

Photo Friday: Grateful for Simple Pleasures

Photo Friday: Grateful for Simple Pleasures

Tea, books, knitting, eating, cuddling, chocolate... This is a small celebration of some of my favourite simple pleasures. What makes your list?