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On the flip side.








I survived my final week of papers and exams and such, and the flip side is looking pretty nice. Don’t get me wrong, everything is still insanely busy, but the number of things on my plate is stating to feel a bit more manageable. We’re still looking for a new apartment, I’ve bumped up my hours at work, and I’m prepping for a yarn festival at the end of the month for Agrestal.

The weather here has been unbelievably beautiful. Yesterday H and I went for a walk and I had to roll up the sleeves of my cardigan because the sun was so warm, and today it’s meant to be over 20 degrees. If I seem overly enthusiastic, consider that it was snowing a week ago! Since we haven’t found an apartment yet, I’m not sure what the garden situation is going to be for this year (hopefully backyard or balcony, if not possibly allotment or yard sharing). But I’m thinking of starting some seeds anyway. I doesn’t feel like spring without trays of starts and I’m sure I can find someone who would take them if I can’t plant them.

I hope you have all been having a wonderful start to spring!


Already August.



Greek salad

Stir fry


I’m sorry it’s been so quiet here for the past couple of weeks… I’ve been working a finding an apartment for September! We signed a lease earlier this week (and good thing too, because somehow it’s already August!).

It’s hard to believe that there are only a few weeks left of summer, especially because there are so many things to get done – what are your plans for your last month of summer?

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Socks and more yarn!

I’ve put my sweater project aside in favour of some simple ribbed socks. The pattern is a free on Ravelry from Glenna C. I finished the first sock last night and cast on the second one… no SSS (Second Sock Syndrome) here! (Rav link)

I also managed to make a trip to Romni Wools a few days ago, one of my favourite yarn shops! I love their basement sale section (it’s big enough that it could be a store on its own!) and I picked up a few things while I was there for my Christmas knitting. (Speaking of, if my Mom or my sister are reading this, stop! You’ll ruin the surprise!) (Rav stash links here, here, and here)

First, this 100% purewool to make some cozy winter socks for my Mum… I was actually thinking of buying some Cascade 220 for this project but then I found this… it was only 3.60$ per ball and there were lots of colours! The yarn is Kertzer Rejuvenation or SMC Northern Wool, I have one ball of each, but they are actually the same yarn which must have been renamed at some point.

I also spotted this colourway of SR Kertzer On Your Toes which reminded me of my sister. I’m not sure what I’ll be making for her with it yet, perhaps the Jaywalker socks or a slouchy hat.

I actually took the next few photos a few weeks ago, before I left home (and when I still had an oven!). These are the carrots from my garden, which I roasted with a glaze. The recipe for the glaze is here.

I’ve got a pattern release coming your way this week, probably on Thursday or Friday. Hoping you all had a great weekend!

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