Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hello, all!

I apologize for my long absence - since my last post, I have moved to the beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, and have been back to Toronto, besides!

I have been crafting, but have neglected to post anything. I am going to try and post all of my knit goods and back date them for your viewing pleasures before I head back to Vancity, where surely my wonderful but busy Masters of Publishing program will suck my life away again.

Cheers, and I hope your Christmases/Chanukahs/Eids/Kwanzaas/Festivuses were excellent, and that your New Year will be too!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

a hat for dad (that didn't come from a beer box!)

This year, I decided to give my Dad something handknit for Christmas - he's practically impossible to buy for. Still on a Noro kick from making my chevron mittens, I went for Brooklyn Tweed's Turn a Square hat - a pattern I've always admired.

With good reason - the hat knits up quick and is a pretty safe way to introduce some colour into your knitting (and your overly sartorially cautious aka obtuse giftee AKA my dad). I used a dark brown base colour in dependable Cascade 220 and a blue-red-green-grey Noro Silk Garden.