Make It Monday

And… I’m in! :)

I’m also deeking out on the true Make It Monday concept but I did make a house and it’s almost there for being a home. Friday past dawned sunny and warm, it’s been a gorgeous summer here and I did manage my usual coffee and computer morning routine. What a nice – and auspicious – beginning to the day, I had a pattern sale on Ravelry. I navigated the rabbit’s warren that I’d made with all the boxes, to get out the door to work and had a productive day. My new keys were couriered to work by 1:00pm.

New Beginnings

How cute is that?! I didn’t even know there was such a thing as decorative keys :)

Saturday was moving day and though the inevitable last-minute packing had to happen, all else went smoothly. I’m certain I hold a world’s record for most boxes crammed into an apartment, the bulk of which were yarn and craft related with a fair smattering of unicorn and faery collectibles (I know… skeet shooting targets. Just can’t bear to get rid of them). From 9:00am to 4:30-ish was pack, travel to new address, and unpack. Another very auspicious event was arriving at my new place to unlock for the movers and finding a wee box between the doors. A delivery from Knit Picks! It seemed like the best of beginnings :) My kids showed up in the latter part of the afternoon for their Ten Cent Tour, pizza and beer to christen my new back garden and to make this be “Home”.

Sunday, was leisurely unpacking and a little shopping for a few new household items. I’m in no rush and having found the important things: coffee / tea, mugs, current yarny project; I am pretty much “Good To Go”.

1035-meadowlands KIT 1

A gift from the previous owners. Such good-hearted ladies <3

A gift from the previous owners. Such good-hearted ladies <3

A sweet and thoughtful welcome from a dear friend.

A sweet and thoughtful welcome from a dear friend.

A gentle summer rain fell in between sunny periods yesterday and like a little rain on a bride’s bouquet, I consider that to be great good luck.

20 July 2014 Impatiens

20 July 2014 Impatiens

And now, off to work!  Cheers All, hope your weekend was wonderful.

Yarn Bomb Friday

Most often, “Yarn Bombing” is for fun. Follows is a photo that shows a great use of yarn bombing to bring attention to social issues and to challenge long-standing concepts about Feminism. Great job Ishknits!

Click the photo to take you to the full story and more photos – this one is well worth it!

ETA: Getting the keys to my new home later today. Posting may be spotty and sporadic, though I’ll update if not here, then on The Eclectic Poet or Everybody Has A Story on FB. The actual move is tomorrow and I’m looking forward to my first post from a good place, a new perspective and a heaping dose of inspiration both fibre-y and otherwise.

Cheers All!

Mayor Rizzo Image © Conrad Benner/Streetsdept

Mayor Rizzo
Image © Conrad Benner/Streetsdept

Make It Monday

For this week’s Make It Monday I made… A BIG MESS!!

Moving Day looming...

Moving Day looming…

Who made this big mess?!

Who made this big mess?!

I sort of made a better mess with the Spiral Pram Blanket. The last bits and bobs are now unknit and about to be reclaimed in the last rounds. Unfortunately, I don’t have a longer cord to pop the blob on to for a photo. It is looking pretty in person and will make a cozy lap-sized blanket when complete. My last project at my old place and somewhat symbolic.


I’ve come full circle.

Truly blessed.

Yarn Bomb Friday

Canadian icon – Terry Fox –  gets a runner’s bib yarn bomb.

Staid Ottawa… I’m impressed.

Read more about Terry and how his run for cancer research, The Terry Fox Run, has become an International event. Click the photo for the full article.

Terry Fox memorial in Ottawa, Canada

Terry Fox memorial in Ottawa, Canada


Yarn Pr0n

Shouldn’t have packed up the existing stash… I thought I’d run out of yarn!


I spied this exquisite bit of goodness when Ellen at Earthfaire posted it as an option for the Nadira Shawl. As I seem to have lost my mind to lace knitting of late, I had to have it. It was finally restocked last week and so, I grabbed some, along with beads – not called for in the pattern but a tiny touch of that I think will look well.

#manosdeluruguay #lace #purple #earthfaire #beads #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl

Every Bit Counts

And so, here is the little bit that I’ve got completed on Jacaranda / Jose. Fronts cast on and almost to the first decrease row.  In fairness, I’ve been working mostly on the Spiral Pram blanket, it’s just so easy to pick up and put down. It is looking much larger since I posted the last photo but is currently squished onto a 100cm circular – the longest I have – and so I didn’t bother with a photo. Hopefully, there’ll be some longer cords at Yarn Forward, in Kanata when I visit the ole stompin’ grounds for a hair cut there later today.

Jacaranda / Jose Cardi ~ Progress 4

Canada Day long weekend was lovely and relaxing. It’s a pleasure having The Boy here. The weather has been gorgeous and I’m feeling more than a little spoiled! We’ve done a few outings and a trip to Michael’s – meant to purchase painting supplies for The Boy – was the expected temptation that it always is for me:

#crafty #cantbealoneatmichaels #thisisrestraint #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl #karinb

I’m going to do a little bit of very simple jewellery making and the buttons were a pleasant surprise to find; some nice quality wood that should look well on a sweater.

Back to work today and the residual soon-to-occur moving day things are still happening. Hopefully, that will be fully settle and ready for a smooth execution on the day. Not much to post these days but in the intense heat and humidity, that’s just fine. Hopefully, your days are filled with sunshine, activities you love and a whole lot less computer time!

Cheers all :)