Well hello there. Are you knitting? That’s a silly question, of course you are. This owl visited for a few hours last weekend. A couple of times an hour, he’d shake off the snow, and then go back to sleep. Devotion I never cease to be amazed by how prolific and tireless and devoted knitters … Read More
It’s been a big year.
A new job.
And a new book.
Time for some back story.
Hello my knitting peeps! A penguin and a house? On a box? Could it be a book? Yes, it’s my new book, Idiot’s Guides: Knitting Sweaters! Available very soon! More to follow…
Phew, it’s hot today. Forecast: severe thunderstorms and constant perspiration. It has been busy here at the Tricksy Knitter household. School musicals. Birthdays. The big news is in the Careers section. I’ve been working from home for a few years, either as the creative brains behind CalmSea Media, or the knitter behind Tricksy Knitter. It’s … Read More
Today, I am grateful for my family, the ground under my feet, and the roof over my head. First, the sweet: Since we last talked, the sun has shone and several robins have been spotted. Yesterday, a bright red cardinal perched atop the big tree in the front yard and shouted, “Tweet! Tweet tweet tweet … Read More
Since this is my third March in Ottawa, I should be used to it. Snow on the ground. A suspicious scarcity of robins on March 23. And, really, I should have noticed earlier that in Ontario, Spring Break is not actually called “Spring Break.” It is called “March Break.” Ah, I’m catching on. The persistent … Read More
It’s that time of year for knitters (and for everyone I guess) when you do a lot of spring cleaning. The sun is shining a little more, bouncing off the cobwebs and dust bunnies, and you are struck by the sudden need to de-clutter. All the yarn came out last night. I used to sort … Read More
Some random thoughts about crochet. I like it that it’s new and I don’t know much about it. There’s no pressure to be expert at it, turn it into a pattern, write a book about it, etc. Whenever I knit something, I’m always concerned with the project’s viability as a blog post, a pattern, or … Read More
The knitting machine adventure is on indefinite pause. The machine in question is an Elna EK2300. If you are up on your knitting machines (and I knew nothing about them until my recent, self-imposed, crash course), the name Elna is not usually associated with knitting machines. You probably associate it with quality sewing machines. For … Read More
Oh hello there. Happy Friday! Adventures with the knitting machine continue. The learning curve is steep, but every time I exasperatedly decide to put the damned thing away, I get sucked back in. The speed with which I can knit a square of stocking stitch is mesmerizing. But the carriage really needs some TLC, because … Read More
It was so cold yesterday that a warning was issued by The Government Itself. That sounds dramatic, but Environment Canada puts out alerts, watches and warnings all the time. I believe the phrase used in last night’s warning “Warning: Frigid arctic air may cancel Nickelback concert.” Anyways, it’s a holiday today, had a wonderful sleep in. … Read More
Hello! How’s winter treating everyone? It’s still snowing here. I’m digging my way out of the studio after a massive project. I can’t say much about the project for a while, but it is book-shaped, and it involves sweaters. Since I can’t yet share what I have been doing 24/7 for the last 4 months, … Read More