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Boneyard shawl

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This week, I’ve been…

Knitting :: Although it’s in the boring, really-long-row stage, I’ve been squeezing in a few rows on my Spring Boneyard shawl whenever I can. I’ll probably do one more colour repeat and then cast off- it’s getting to be long enough.
(Rav link)

Reading :: This House is Haunted, by John Boyne. I read most of this when we were camping a few weeks ago, and I’ve only got a few chapters left. It’s not something I would normally pick up, but I love the historic setting. I also started reading Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry on that trip. I’m only a few chapters in, but since it’s my first Mistry novel, I’m excited to keep reading!
I finished The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather this week, and I really loved it- the combination of essays and recipes was exactly what I needed for a quick summer read, and I have so many of the recipes bookmarked to try!

What have you been knitting and reading this week?

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This week


Choosing fabric

WIP - Spring Boneyard Shawl

WIP - Spring Boneyard Shawl

WIP - Spring Boneyard Shawl

WIP - Spring Boneyard Shawl

It’s been quiet here this week, so I think it’s time for an update! This week, I’ve been…

Knitting :: My Spring Boneyard Shawl… since it seems like the warm weather has finally arrived, I’d like to get this off the needles sometime soon!

Reading :: Still working through In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. I also took The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving out from the library for the second time and I liked it so much that I ordered a copy for myself.

Choosing :: Fabric for my first quilt! I’m using Laura’s chevron quilt tutorial.

Watching :: G and I started Veronica Mars today… we only watched the first episode but it’s pretty good. Great characters and lots of witty dialogue.

Listening :: To Kina Grannis’ new album Elements. So many great songs. I can’t stop listening to it.

Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual!


Sunday Snapshots: Homeward Bound

Friday night

WIP - Boneyard Shawl


Driving home

Hot Cross Buns



A last Friday night at school, a long drive home, and a lovely Easter Sunday.

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to this weekend… Happy Easter!


Almost spring.

WIP: Boneyard shawl

Diamond yarn luxury pima lino lace

Spring Boneyard and currently reading Cosmo by Spencer Gordon

WIP- Spring Boneyard shawl

This week…

Knitting :: My Spring Boneyard shawl in Diamond Luxury Pima Lino Lace (colours light denim and nile). This is at the point where the rows are long enough to take forever… and I still have at least a few more stripes to go. On the bright side, I think we might finally be getting into spring! Winter seemed to last forever but it’s been above 0 here for a least a week straight, so perhaps we’ve made it?
(Rav link)

Reading :: Cosmo by Spencer Gordon. I’m about 3/4 of the way through this and I honestly can’t decide what I think of it. Some of the humour is really dark, but some of the stories have made me laugh of loud. I’ll probably finish this tonight so I’ll let you know next week what my final thoughts are. On an unrelated note, I think that this is a really unattractive book cover.
I also finished Call the Midwife: a Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth. The is the first in the trilogy of memoirs that the TV show (by the same name) is based on. Since I love the show, I thought I’d give the books a try.. and I loved this one!
I think I’m going to start House Girl by Tara Conklin next… have any of you read it?

Finally, a couple of housekeeping things today:
Firstly, the winner of the Craftsy class giveaway as chosen by is #22, Sollertia! Congratulations and enjoy! (Craftsy will be in touch with you with instructions to claim your prize).
Secondly, I posted a tutorial on how to dye Easter eggs using food colouring on the weekend. If you’re looking for something fun to do before Easter weekend, go check it out!
Thirdly, I’ve been trying to organize/ consolidate all of the ways you can follow this blog. Currently, you can

  1. Follow via e-mail/ wordpress (in the sidebar)
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Happy first day of April!

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This week…

Knitting :: Still working on my Springtime Boneyard (Rav link) and my Maeva Socks (Rav link). I’m much further into the shawl, and I’ve made it to the heel of the first sock. I’m struggling with the gusset decreases, though, so I need to set aside a bit of time to look carefully at the pattern and some of the notes on Ravelry.
Aren’t the little star stitch markers adorable? They’re from a set of stitch markers I won as a prize in the Ravellenics. The set is Doctor Who themed from Owl Print Panda on Etsy and I love them!

Reading :: Traplines by Eden Robinson. This is a rather sad short story collection that I’m reading for a Canadian Lit course. The writing in this is very good, it’s just a little darker than most of what I read.
Still making my way through The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I will eventually finish this and stop telling you about how much I’m enjoying it. I promise.

Drinking :: Coffee with homemade vanilla syrup. I love vanilla in coffee and tea, so I made up a batch of syrup like they use in coffee shops. It’s really simple… I can share the recipe later this week if there’s any interest?

Watching :: The Great British Sewing Bee. My friend G recommended this and even though I’ve only seen 2 episodes, I love it. It’s a show entirely about people making nice things. It makes me want to buy a sewing machine.

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Have a beautiful day!

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Knitting :: My Spring Boneyard Shawl. I loved this pattern the first time I made it, and this version is meant to be a lighter springtime version. I’m using Diamond Luxury Collection Pima Lino Lace, which is a lovely cotton and linen blend. The colourways are Nile and Light Denim. I’ve been following the pattern as written except I’m switching colours every 2.5″ or so. I love how this is turning out, I can’t wait to finish it and wear it! The rows are getting pretty long, though, so I imagine it’ll be awhile. (Rav link).

Reading :: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (yes, still!). It’s a great book but this isn’t my copy, so I’ve just been reading it at home rather than carrying it with me, so it’s taking awhile to get through.
Dubliners by James Joyce. This is a book of short stories set in Dublin (as the title suggests!) in the early twentieth century. This collection gets referenced a lot in a Canadian literature course I’m taking, so I thought I might as well read it. It’s really interesting so far- the stories are all about typical working-class people going about their daily lives.

You can see more of what I’m knitting and reading throughout the week on Ravelry and Goodreads.

I hope you are all having an amazing week!

I’ll be linking up (late!) with KCCO and Yarn-Along.

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This week…

Knitting :: Maeva Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (colourway Navy Blue) for my second Ravellenics 2014 project. I’m 14 rounds into the second chart on the first sock, so I’ve got awhile to go on these. (Rav link)
Spring Boneyard Shawl… I’ve made a Boneyard Shawl before, but I’m making a lighter springtime version with laceweight cotton/linen, Diamond Luxury Collection Pima Lino Lace. The colourways are Nile and Light Denim. I love how this is turning out so far but the longest rows are going to have a crazy number of stitches! (Rav link)

Reading :: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I’m not very far into this but it’s good so far. I also finished An Abundance of Katherines this week, which was pretty good. Definitely John Green’s worst book, but the most of the characters aren’t bad, the plot just isn’t very compelling. I gave it 4/5 stars on Goodreads but in reality it was more like a 3.5/5.

Watching :: Season 1 of Orphan Black (okay, so I started and finished this…). If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to stop reading this and go and watch it. Right now. It’s that good!
I also started Season 3 of New Girl… not loving this as much as season 1 or 2. The humour just seems slightly different somehow.

Let me know in the comments what you’re knitting, reading and watching… I love getting your recommendations for books and shows! I hope you are all having a lovely Wednesday!

Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along as usual!


The Best of LPOAS 2012 (Part 2: May- August)

I’m totally stealing this idea from the lovely Karen over at Chookoolonks! I’m going to post four months worth of favourites from this year each day over the next 3 days. Each photo is linked below it to the post in which it first appeared. It’s been so much fun to sort through all of the great moments from this year- I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! This is part 2- May to August.



Cinnamon Rolls with friends



Trip to St-Louis




Mother’s Day cupcakes


Vintage Sweet for Miss E


Very Versatile Top-Down Cardi for C



New pattern- Coppe! (Free)



Another new pattern- Fresh Bonnet (Free)



Sewn shopping bag


Baby hats for Charity


First vegetable from the garden!


Graduated from High School!


Fresh picked strawberries


Canada Day



Food colouring dye tutorial


Baby blanket for baby E


First beach trip of the year


Vintage Sweet set for baby E





New pattern- Aestas (Buy It Now)

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New pattern- Solis (Buy It Now)


Lotus Hat (Ravellenics 2012)





Trip to NYC…


And to The Purl Bee!



Camping trip to Sandbanks




Little Miss X for P


Dishcloths for Granny



Another family camping trip to Sandbanks



Boneyard Shawl

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I started this shawl a few weeks ago and I think it’s one of my favourite things I’ve ever made. The yarn is so soft, the striping is perfect, and the pattern was easy and suits the yarn well. I actually bought this yarn a few years ago on a trip to Europe with my Dad. We spent a week in Northern Ireland (Armagh, actually) and there was a very tiny yarn shop called Creative Ideas. I bought 3 balls of this lovely yarn there and have had them in my stash ever since, waiting for the perfect project. I think this was it. (Rav link)

I move in 10 days, so packing is in full swing now! I’ll continue to update as much as possible over the next few weeks, and by mid-september, I should be back to my normal semi-regular posting schedule.

Have a great weekend!

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