Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Wonderland!

Well the first snow storm of the year has hit Ottawa! I am so excited that it will be a white Christmas this year.

Enjoy some pics while I drink a nice hot coffee and try to get some knitting done while my little one has a nap.

- A

Friday, December 14, 2012


So I have been wanting to sink my teeth into colorwork for some time now but could never get the courage up to do it. I have always found the thought of multiple colors slightly intimidating to work with. Well the other day I decided to watch some videos on good ol' You Tube and see what this skill was all about. After watching a couple videos it really seemed to be quite simple.

This video was great at explaining how to manage the yarn which was what I was most concerned about. I had this fear of everything getting extremely tangled and becoming a mess.

Then it was time to find some patterns I wanted to try and here are some of my favs:

Lotus Mittens by Heather Desserud

Chrysanthemums by Heather Desserud

Isidora by SpillyJane

And here is what I am working on:

- A

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Its starting to look like Christmas around here!

 The snow is finally sticking to the ground

The Christmas tree is up and decorated

And I have some wonderful new tea to try (I just had to try this winter collection after reading about it on Miso Crafty's blog)