So it’s not like I don’t have scarves to churn out for Christmas or anything. Oh no, I totally have the time to sit here on my couch for an entire evening, knitting and ripping, knitting and ripping, knitting and ripping.

Just in case you’ve wondered where I am, I’m trying to knit lace and it’s not going very well. If I were knitting a standard width scarf it would be easy: a row doesn’t turn out right, just undo it and start again. But when you’re knitting a shawl about four times the width of a scarf, one row is a hell of a commitment. And then you get to the end of the row and think “Where did this extra stitch come from???”


In more positive news, peep my new little widget to the left, linking to my Flickr page! All crafty things for sale will be posted up there until the website is up and running. For now there’s just a few pairs of earrings, but I’ll let you know when new things go up. I gots paypal yo, so just send me a note if you see something that catches your fancy 😉

Should my fingers ever remember how to knit again, you may see some scarves and other fun things up shortly.

Stupid fingers.

Stupid lace.

Also, it’s apparently winter here in Toronto. When the hell did that happen? I feel so unprepared! Ugh. Screw fashion, I’m getting me some ugly ass hiking boots for the thirty feet of sidewalk between me and the bus stop. One good thing about winter means more staying in and less temptation to go out for dinner. That means more home cooking!

Next week: I will show you how to make Cauliflower Pesto Soup, Broccoli Asparagus Soup, and Goat’s Cheese Pasta. Mmmmmmmmm.

For now, back to the knitty, knitty grind.


  1. teeni said,

    November 21, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Oh, your earrings are so pretty and I can’t wait to see the scarves/shawls you are making. And yeah, I love food so any recipes are always going to be welcome! Keep ’em coming! 🙂

  2. Charity said,

    November 21, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Ok, you better get that Goat’s Cheese Pasta recipe up fast because DAMN that sounds good. Sorry about the lacework. That kind of thing is precisely why I’ve yet to venture out of my basic scarf comfort zone.

  3. joanharvest said,

    November 21, 2008 at 7:12 am

    My daughter and I are being all crafty this Christmas. We really cannot afford to go out and buy a lot of gifts like we have done in the past so it is all home made this year.
    We are making baked goods and ornaments and other little goodies. Sarah is manager of a jewelry store and her jeweler taught her how to wrap sea glass in silver today. She’s already made 7 pendants. She got the sea glass when her bosses took her to Puerto Rico a few weeks ago. It only takes about 15 minutes to make one. I am crocheting little wreath ornaments. Well, I hope to do this if I can remember how to crochet. I haven’t actually done it in a while.

    Your earrings are beautiful. Good luck with the knitting. I used to crochet shawls and I could do one in 2 nights. Crocheting is really fast which is why I prefer it to knitting. My daughter would rather knit.

    It’s fun making our gifts this year though I hope it actually saves us money.

    How’s Josh? Will you see him over the Holidays? I hope so.

  4. Emerald said,

    November 21, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    @ Teeni: Thanks, I can’t wait to see my scarves too! If I can ever figure this one out I’ll be super pleased.

    @ Charity: Oh don’t worry, I’ve got the pictures already on my computer ready for posting 😀

    @ Joan: That sounds awesome, craftiness is always a good way to save around the holidays. I just knit for everyone. I’d love to crochet, but my fingers, they rebel. Josh is doing fine, working hard. I probably won’t see him over the holidays unforch because it would cost a lot of money and I’d rather save that for actually moving some time next year. But I’ll keep you posted on that!

  5. kaylee said,

    November 21, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I cant wait for the recipes!

  6. birdpress said,

    November 21, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    You are knitting lace? I wanna see! Take a pic in-progress. Someday I may try to learn to knit. Not this year though. I’ll stick to being in awe everytime I see one of your scarves!

  7. Pure Evyl said,

    November 22, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Fuck is such a great root word. It really livens up the title. Hope things get easier soon for you.

  8. teeni said,

    November 22, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I’m working on one right now that is wavy – I think Lion brand yarn had it as a free project. It is looking pretty cool but it is taking a lot longer than I thought! So don’t be discouraged. I guess some just take longer than others.

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