Friday Five: Three Words

This Friday afternoon, I’m swaddled in the baby quilt I made for Russell, hands freezing as I type and watching the rain pour outside. But it’s all good. Over on my year-in-review post, I had mentioned that I was devising a strategy for my year and how I approach work, family, and life in general. Somewhere…

Happy Friday Five: The First Edition

So with the start of the new year, my husband and I (I think he’s still doing it) have begun the practice of writing a journal. I’ve been writing journals and diaries since I was a kid, documenting all the gory details of every unrequited love, every disagreement with my siblings, and every career-related heartbreak….

A Year in Review: 2014

This blog started off over ten years ago as a place to record my notes about what I was knitting and baking. Over the years, I’ve used it to share my crafty projects and random experiences, but more recently also to journal the things I am grateful for in this creative life. I started it…

Many, many thoughts

It’s late (read 9:05 pm) and so many thoughts are running through my head. I need time to finally, finally get clear and process 2014 before I can begin 2015. Each year, I spend the time between Christmas and New Year’s settling down to take stock and press the reset button. I’m collecting and working…

Club Subscriptions 2.0

For the past SIX years, we’ve been creating new monthly colourways for our SweetGeorgia Club and hosting chats about the offerings on our Ravelry community. It’s been awesome to see how everyone stretches themselves to knit/spin and explore colours or fibres that they might not have been familiar/comfortable with. We’re all about getting people out…

Fit for a Feast 2014: Pumpkin Spice Pie

In our household, we love Thanksgiving so much, we celebrate it twice. We celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving in October with our families and we also get together with friends for US Thanksgiving in November. It’s an absolutely delightful mini-tradition because it means I get to indulge at least twice in my favourite holidays foods… stuffing…

Join the Tempest Knit-Along!

We’re excited to announce that we’re running a knit-along for the designs in Tempest! It will run from November 1 until January 31, 2015. You have plenty of time to order yarn and begin your project. The fabulous thatsusangirl is hosting the KAL and the place to CHAT about your projects and entries is in the…

Tempest has launched!

We made it! Tempest, our collaboration with Holli Yeoh has finally launched. After months of working late nights with a brilliant community of helpful and generous test and sample knitters, Holli and I are happy to see this book come to light. In its 84 pages, you’ll find 11 beautifully crafted patterns including garments, hats,…

Spinzilla: Just shy of 1000

This is my lonely skein and my contribution for this year’s Spinzilla. It’s an embarrassingly short 320-yard skein of worsted weight handspun which counts for 960 yards of spinning (two plies and then plying). I had totally meant to spin more this year, but it’s really hard to afford the time to sit and spin….

Knit City 2014 Recap

Just into its third year of existence, Knit City has grown so big so fast and it’s a testament to how desperately Vancouver knitters crave their yarns, fibres, and community. Having outgrown the Croatian Cultural Centre, this year’s Knit City was hosted at the PNE Forum. Wider aisles, more space, real windows and daylight, and…

A Tempestuous Affair

It’s been a week since Knit City and we are deep, deep into Spinzilla… and it’s been a busy, busy week! On the Friday before Knit City, SweetGeorgia Yarns hosted the Knit City kickoff party and Tempest book launch at the Vancouver Club and we are pretty happy with how it turned out. We had…

Everyday Lace: A Review & Scavenger Hunt

Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments by Heather Zoppetti is the author and designer’s first book and it struck a chord with me because I feel like her experience with lace knitting is quite like mine. In Heather’s introduction, she talks about how she was a fearless, self-taught knitter that became infatuated with lace knitting…