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john irving and about a few gifts

I guess you could say I’m a fan of John Irving’s novels. The “Cider house rules” was the first of his books that I read. The German title fascinated me and i was curious what was behind those book covers. 931 more words


A Clayoquot Hack

Well, the 2016 hackathon may be over, but I still love a good hack! While making a sweater for my Mum’s 60th birthday I decided to hack the… 529 more words


The Grand Hatting of 2016

So as I was contemplating Christmas late in November, I had the amazing idea to gift all of the adult members of my immediate family (who might wear one) with a hat this year.   157 more words


The Finishing Line: Christmas Knitting Pt 5

I won – This year I completed all my Christmas knitting in time and avoided having to wrap any half finished knitted gifts. What’s more I did so with an hour to spare! 806 more words

Knitting And Making


Operative codename: Kninernat

Mission: Knit secret Christmas present for the ‘target’, civilian boyfriend Jake.

Clearance: Seven to eight years knitting experience.

Deadline… 219 more words


Gift Knitting Part II

Whew, another Christmas in the books! It was a busy one, a good one, and now I’m ready to move on. I do enjoy the holidays, but they seem to have gotten more complicated, and thus more stressful, over the years. 759 more words

Raising the Bar...n: Christmas Knitting Pt 3

January 2015 saw the birth of my great nephew* and to mark the occasion I knitted a baby sized barnraising blanket. It was well received and I got feedback on how many compliments it had received. 612 more words