Thursday, July 21, 2016

It`s all Kate`s fault

My friend Kate suggested that I knit along with her on this beautiful shawl designed by Anne-Lise Maigaard. It`s called Alberta. The designer released it for free for one day during the fire in Fort McMurray. All she asked was that we make a donation to the effort to fight the fire. Mr. Coco and I chose the Edmonton Humane Society and the Red Cross.

Here`s a close-up that shows off my copper wire cat shawl pin. Kate`s written up all the details on her blog. You can see, for example, how many beads are worked into the knitting. (Kate did the large
size, and I wimped out with the smaller version.) Hers is beautiful.

Just for fun, this is what the shawl looked like straight off the needles, before blocking, under Cassie`s watchful eye.

The yarn is laceweight merino and silk, from Twice Sheared Sheep. More coral than orange. I knit it with 3mm needles.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


I bought this cookie cutter months ago. Seems like a good time to try it out.

Monday, July 4, 2016

More birds?

After all the cookie-ing and hostessing, we're back to our regular programming. Yesterday, I showed you the shawl and today, I'm figuring out if the quilt needs more birds. I think it does! So, here we are auditioning birds.

I know it must seem as if I have Attention Deficit Disorder, and maybe I do. I'm always happiest when I have several projects on-the-go at the same time. Work on the quilt continues.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


My good friend Kate challenged me to knit along with her on this little shawl. It's Alberta by Anne-Lise Maigaard. And it is exquisite. A little tricky, but not bad. Kate's doing the large size, but I'm cheating, and only doing the smaller size. Still, Kate has mostly been keeping ahead of me. We keep telling each other it's not a race, but who're we fooling?

We're in the home stretch now, and once we're finished, and both Albertas are blocked, we're going to wear them and meet at our favourite mid-way-between-her-house-and-my-house wool shop. They won't know what hit 'em.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day!!

Get out, and wave your flag!!

(I'll have a limited number of these cookies available for sale today at 
the Seeleys Bay Canada Day celebration. $2. ea. Every penny goes to the cats.)