Pandemic makes

Knit items have been slower to complete since March when suddenly everyone was home 24/7. Contrary to some assumptions, this does not allow more time or brain or heart space for creative things. Thus, less knitting and design ideas floundering. What I did start exploring more was sewing masks. As someone who wears glasses and… Continue reading Pandemic makes



Folks may remember all the times I declared that I would knit anything BUT stranded colourwork. I created and taught a whole class on the topic. It's not that I couldn't or wouldn't knit stranded work. I've made Space Invaders mittens for my partner and mittens for myself (once), but it's telling that the first… Continue reading Colourwork

We are Dawning

Today the 2019 Manitoba Fibre Festival designs collection is released. Seven delightful patterns inspired by the Create Make Collaborate imagery of sunrises and sunsets in the prairies (urban and rural). I encourage my fellow makers to take a look. All designs will be available through Ravelry as digital files. Some designs will be available at… Continue reading We are Dawning

Gearing up for Festivals – pt 1

It's that time of year again where I gear up for more Festival posts. First up, for me, is Folklorama. I serve as the entertainment coordinator for the Scandinavian Pavilion. I also perform, host, prepare the stage show, and various other things behind the scenes. This year we are celebrating 50 years along with Folklorama… Continue reading Gearing up for Festivals – pt 1


April 2019 note - it appears I neglected to finish and post this last September! Let me just get it out of my drafts.... Full confession: I bought more stash at the winter fibre frolic. Dear fellow fibre folk, have you ever had the overwhelming feeling / realization that you do not need more yarn… Continue reading Stashdown-itis