Sock Monkey Work Socks

I blame Mara!!!  She made so many adorable tea cosies for our Railway City Arts Crawl event, and many of them were sock monkeys, ...that I just had to come up with this sock design! This was a quick-to-write pattern, because it requires my "Sock Science Too" pattern for the short row heel.  You can use a different short row .... [ continue reading ]

10-Hour Cardigan

Cast on Friday; wear it on Monday! I saw a superbulky cardigan on Pinterest but couldn’t find a pattern on Ravelry so I drew a picture, did some math, and, presto! The photo I saw had bell sleeves which could easily be accomplished by not decreasing on the sleeve and decreasing by half just before .... [ continue reading ]

SweetGeorgia Yarns

ABOUT SWEETGEORGIA SweetGeorgia Yarns is an artisan hand-dyed yarn company based in Vancouver. Founded in 2005 by Felicia Lo, they dye luxury knitting yarns and spinning fibres in stunningly saturated colours. Experience their passionate, relentless and unapologetic love of colour. THE SWEETGEORGIA STUDIO A labour of love, their production dye (and sometimes spinning/weaving) studio is .... [ continue reading ]

Briggs & Little Woolen Mills

Briggs & Little, Canada’s Oldest Woolen Mill Fully integrated vertical mill, producing Canadian pure wool spun yarns of various plys and colors. Perfect for hand-knitting, weaving, and crocheting! Built upon values of tradition and highest quality, Briggs & Little has continued to produce the highest quality of 100% pure wool yarns for generations… and plan to continue to deliver .... [ continue reading ]

Soctober Sock Drive

Help us to ensure those who are in need of shelter have warm toes this winter! During the month of October, please bring a donation of socks to the Little Red Mitten (store-bought is fine; cotton or wool; adult men/women is the greatest need). According to Jim Nace, Program Director, Inn out of the Cold had 350 individuals .... [ continue reading ]

Go Pokemon

My son called me this summer to ask if we could add data to his phone plan - Pokemon GO had arrived in Canada! Pokemon is back... ...and not just for twenty-somethings roaming the streets at all hours playing Pokemon GO. My 9 and 10 year old nephews have been caught up the fun for .... [ continue reading ]

Easy Wribbed Wristers & Hat

Even the beginner knitter can make fashionable coverings for head and hands with these simple patterns. They're perfect for yourself or for giving as gifts! These Wribbed Wristers are practical cuffs which cover both the hand and the wrist. They can be worn by themselves, over gloves or under mittens (and were used by soldiers in WWI). If .... [ continue reading ]

Parkspin Slippers

This slipper is worked back and forth on straight needles holding two strands of yarn and working them as one. The foot is worked in garter stitch and the toe is ribbed. The heel and toe are seamed and a pompom decorates the toe. A Bit of Local History Monarch Knitting Ltd. was a 4-storey spinning .... [ continue reading ]