25 December 2006

time out for Christmas

It has been a hectic December, no time for knitting except for SnBs in City Centre and Rathmines. No time for blogging except for scanning through the witty knitters blogs every few days.

I am taking some time to sit back and relax with the Spouse this Christmas season.

i will be back to blogging soon...

18 December 2006

weird but true

I've been tagged by Cheryl

I am finally getting around to listing the 6 weird but true things about me.

1. I take notice of a person's shoes. Yes shoes..since I love to buy shoes, boots, sandals, clogs...

2. I met some of my friends through blogs (my non-blogging friends think this is weird).

3. I like vinegar on my onion rings and chips (also known as French fries on the other side of the pond)

4. I can not whistle.

5. I like to watch Nip/Tuck (I know this is a weird show)

6. I have a severe allergy to fish and scallops, however, I can eat shrimp, lobster, crab, calamari and mussels

So, I've been tagged, so anyone that visits my blog can make their own list of weird but true things...

10 December 2006

another Sunday???

Last Sunday was a rainy, wet and windy day...so here I am again, on this rainy, wet and windy Sunday. My time online has been fairly limited due to typing my assignments, reading and researching for a presentation.

Knitting has gone by the wayside for now, since I must concentrate on "school" work. In addition, Spouse and I are still unpacking the countless of boxes still piled up to the ceiling in every nook and cranny of our home.

With Christmas just around the corner, I decided to unpack the Christmas decorations....Santa, baby!

Also, the Spouse continues to find my yarn stash dispersed throughout several of the boxes unpacked so far. Last week he presented me with a spool of yarn (75% wool, 15% cotton, 10% nylon) by Rowan which I purchased sometime last spring.

I have no clue as to how much I have on this spool...

This ochre/tweedy yarn is laceweight (a guess)...

Plan for this yarn...for now I will keep it next to the computer...hoping I will get a vision of a lovely knitted something dance thru my head.

03 December 2006

the Belinda update

I have been following the Liberal Party Leadership Convention in Canada from the other side of the pond. This post is not an editorial, nor am I going to state my Canadian political views, however, I discovered that my “favourite” politician has transformed herself from a blonde to a brunette.

photo by ycanada_photos

See my previous post to see the relationship between Belinda and knitting here and scroll down to the October 2nd post.
Thanks to my friend, Matthew....I now have Ms. Stronach’s email to congratulate her on her new look and offer her some knitting lessons on a Friday night.

another rainy Sunday afternoon in front of the computer

Blog of the week

Another wet and windy day spent in front of the the computer, browsing thru the knitting blogs. This interesting blog is non-knitting related, however, I have met a number of knitters like myself who enjoy food and healthy eating.

01 December 2006

What happened to November???

Where did the month of November go???? December 1st is here and will be gone in several hours. Christmas knitting???? I haven't even started...Arrggg. I think I will revert to by previous habit....decorative painting. So, where are my paint brushes?

26 November 2006

I give up...

I give up...Clapotis is permanently in the frogpond. I have no future plans to knit this beautiful wrap. I will have to admire Clapotis from afar....***sigh***

24 November 2006

No knitting...no blogging

I have not been able to keep up with the knitting and the blogging this week. The spouse finally arrived on Tuesday. I showed off my finished wrap cardi. I also wore my newly completed Fetching (yes, I did succumb to the ever popular handwarmers). These were made with my very own handspun. The spouse was quite impressed with my accomplishments. I am very happy he is home...and most importantly...He managed to squeeze more of my yarn stash and ball winder in his suitcase... Tee hee...

18 November 2006

Finally, off my stix....

and the I-cord ties...

16 November 2006

No double double in Dublin

While walking about in City Centre, I looked up and saw this familar logo...my heart went a flutter....

But this all they have... no double doubles, no flavoured hot smoothies, no steeped tea, no ice caps....just doughnuts.

13 November 2006

Blog of the week goes to....

I was compelled to start my own knitting blog to show case my own perspectives. It has been three months since the creation of my blog.

At the novice level, with no prior knowledge. I am learning as I blog along, admiring the writing talents and the digital collage of my favourite witty knitters.

A couple hours of my Sunday afternoon was spent in Blogland, linking from one blog to another. I immersed myself in the virtual world of knitters.

The blog find of the week goes to: this blog

I will have to forward this link to my "favourite" politician, Belinda Stronach....does any one have her email address?

11 November 2006

Lest we forget....on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Last year, the spouse and I had the opportunity to be in Ottawa, our nation’s capital on Remembrance Day. It was an honour to see our veterans and those who served our country.

photo: Whimisical Chris

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
( John McCrae, May 1915)

10 November 2006

O Canada.....my Canadian (knitty) list

O Canada, a tribute to my “home and native land”....

1) Wednesday evenings at LK

2) Mary Pat and Patrick from Village Yarns offer great knitting advice

3) I met my witty knitter friends through LK’s SnB

4) I look for a single seat on the TTC subway or streetcar so I can knit without giving anyone the elbow

5) our famous witty knitters, knitty.com and the Yarn Harlot live in Toronto

6) look how much of my travelling socks, I can complete from Toronto to Ottawa and back

7) Fiona Ellis was in my Learn to Drop Spindle class

8) The witty knitters offered me my first drink of Strongbow...and cider is currently my drink of choice (when I go out for a drink of course)

9) Richmond Rogue my favourite free Wi-Fi zone and place to meet and knit

10) Sea Silk is my favourite yarn...my pride and joy is "Lacey"

Oh Canada..."with glowing hearts we see thee rise..." feel free to add to my list.

05 November 2006

I'll be back...

I am taking a bit of a break from blogging to organise my life in Dublin. Will be back soon...

I am still knitting!

01 November 2006

I couldn't resist meme, I had to play, too

1. FIRST NAME? Diane
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Yesterday, I have a lot of emotional stress to release
7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? This is it
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? anything by Kashi
14. SHOE SIZE? 6
15. RED OR PINK? Pink
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? my family, when I am away from them
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? denim skirt, striped leggings, denim shirt, sweater & black clogs
20. LAST THING YOU ATE? Mac & Cheese
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? top 40 tunes from the radio
23. FAVORITE SMELL? homemade bread
25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? Their personality and how they interact with others
26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON you stole THIS from? Absolutely, I admire her knitting and academic talents
27. FAVORITE DRINK? Tim Horton's double double
28. FAVORITE SPORT? I don't have one
29. EYE COLOR? Dark brown
30. HAT SIZE? I have no idea
32. FAVORITE FOOD? shrimp and lobster
33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?I am a sucker for happy endings
35. SUMMER OR WINTER? spring and fall, but they were not on the list, so I'll say summer
37. FAVORITE DESSERT? strawberry/ rhubarb pie
38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Probably no one, this meme has been around for a bit
40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING?Nothing right now
41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? No mouse pad. No mouse.
48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I pinched it from Stephannie

31 October 2006

no Hallowe'en post here

I do not have a Hallowe'en related post for today. I have never been very enthusiastic about this festival of pumpkins and dressing up.
That being said, I spoke with my sister this morning and told her I would blog the progress of the knitted kerchief I am making for her. I am using Blue Sky's hand dyed chunky in granny smith.

I finished one for myself in pearl pink.
The pattern is from Melanie Falick's book, handknit Holidays

I really like the centre seam...once it is blocked, the centre of the kerchief has a pseudo lacey/funky touch to it.

Btw, my niece is dressed up as a dinosaur today...Happy Hallowe'en!

30 October 2006

non-knitter tales

My spouse is a non-knitter. He simply does not comprehend the meaning and importance of a knitter's yarn stash.

I am in the midst of packing my life’s belongings in one suitcase. The airline restricts me to one checked in baggage and one carry on.

I am in a state of panic because my suitcase is bursting at the seams and it is over the weight limit...this does not include my current yarn stash and knitting accessories.

The spouse says, “Honey, only pack what you need, your wool is not a priority. We can have it shipped over later or maybe your parents can bring it over when they come to visit.”

I say, ‘uhh, nooo, I don’t think so. I really, really need all my knitting stuff. I’ll take some other non-essential stuff out. Leave it to me.”

My darling spouse does not understand my stash includes merino, alpaca, cotton, silk and even some unknown fibres. What about my Addis, bamboo circulars, dpns, and straights? Most of the weight lies in the metal knitting needles (I can’t seem to part with the metal staights just in case I will need them).

Yesterday afternoon, I re-packed my stash into Ziploc bags, and prioritized the yarns I would be bringing over. I set aside a few baggies for family members to take over when they visit.

In order to fit my precious possessions, I am taking out 2 suits, 2 blazers, 2 dresses and 2 pairs of dress shoes. I just hope that I won’t have to go business casual for a while. but then again, I can always find my way to Grafton Street (Toronto equivilant is Yonge/Bloor shopping district). I never said that I only shop for yarn....

28 October 2006

what is off my stix

Today is cold, rainy and windy. I packed all my winter woolies and they are on a ship, sailing to Ireland. I need something wooly and warm. After scouring my library of patterns and the internet, I decided to knit a hat for myself using one of my handspun skeins. I used my drop spindle to make a two ply chunky yarn using Black Lamb's handdyed roving.

27 October 2006

from novice to expert

A comment made by Cheryl during our first meeting in Dublin, planted a seed in my mind. She said, “ you must stop calling yourself a beginner knitter”. At the time, I made a mental note to myself to update my blog profile.

I was at William’s Coffee Pub this afternoon, having a coffee and catching up on my blogging. I was re-evaluating my knitting skills and then an “ah hah” thought came into my mind....Patricia Benner.

As a Registered Nurse, I apply Patricia Benner’s conceptual framework in my clinical practice . Patricia Benner is a nurse theorist and author of From Novice to Expert : Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. I have often cited Benner in many of my scholarly assignments and applied her concepts to my clinical practice.

Wow....Knitting is all about the journey from novice to expert: excellence and power in knitting. Thank you Benner, I plan to use your concepts and apply them to my knitting experience.

Reference: Benner, Patricia. 1984. From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

blog update part II

The trip to Dublin had a purpose and a plan. The spouse kept us on a tight schedule. Very little time for knitting, however, we took some time to stroll the paths of St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin.

I love this park in the middle of Dublin city.

blog update part I

Our trip to London, Dublin and Ottawa was an eventful one. Constantly on the go...very little time for knitting.

I am disappointed that I did not make it to This is Knit at the Blackrock Market.

The knitting highlight of this trip was meeting my new friend, Cheryl. Thank you, Cheryl... you are a wealth of encouragment and information. Cheers to a new friendship.

I had the opportunity of experiencing my first SnB in Ireland. Last Thursday, I took a break and went over to the Santry SnB. I joined Cheryl and met three lovely ladies, Barbara, Eileen and Mary...knit away ladies. Thank you for the warm welcome.

26 October 2006

Stay tuned...

I have not dropped off the face of this earth. I will be back to blogging soon!

16 October 2006

What is on my stix? updated 16.10.06

Here is a silky wrap cardigan...I am using Misti's cotton/silk blend. It is knitting up or should I say down quite nicely. It is a "top down" pattern. I love this technique since I get to try it on and see how I am progressing.

I will not give up. I re-started the Clapotis once again.

14 October 2006

90p and we complain about the price of gas?

I took a walk in the town of Horley and this was the price of petrol here in the UK .

Remember this is in pounds/litre, converted to Canadian currency...this is almost a twoonie!

13 October 2006

a frog pond on Air Canada?

I can not comprehend how the frog pond manages to appear over the Atlantic Ocean. I was mindlessly knitting away on my clapotis when I decided to do a stitch count...Arghhh....the numbers were off and my pattern of stocking stich rows were definitely out of alignmemnt! When and how did this happen?

Since I had a few more hours before we reached Heathrow Airport, I decided to "rip it".

I am jet lagged and too tired to think about clapotis right now....I will start fresh when I get to Dublin.

12 October 2006

Auto out of office reply:

I am leaving on a jet plane (and I have my knitting with me) bound for London and Dublin...

11 October 2006

what is on my stix?

The Clapotis has been on my list to things to knit since January 2006. After ten months of reading and analysing the pattern, I finally got my act together. I joined a Clapotis KAL.

With my colour coded spread sheet in hand...I am on my way. I look forward to dropping those stitches!

09 October 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday October 9th is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. It is a great weekend to spend time with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving Day!

03 October 2006

knitting round and round...

I started my first felting project awhile back...I am at the point of knitting the body of the French Market Bag by Knitty. Plain old stocking stitch, knitting round and round and round.

I was hoping to get this done before I reached Ireland. Greg and I are planning a trip to Dublin next week. Maybe I will get an opportunity to meet a few Irish knitting bloggers.

02 October 2006

I knit on Fridays...

On weekends, I like to sit down with a cup of tea and read the newspaper. This past Saturday, I found the Globe and Mail had been delivered to my doorstep. I usually peruse through the sections and scan the headlines and cover stories. This headline caught my eye....

Has Belinda Stronach, the Liberal MP, met any knitters from the 21st century? She definitely has not been to a SnB night or a Knit Night at the local pub.
Read the article here

I knit on Fridays and I definitely have an active social life!

30 September 2006

back in Collingwood

I am here once again at the Westin Trillium House Resort this weekend. I left yesterday afternoon and drove to Collingwood taking the scenic route. Made it in good time (90 minutes).

I brought my knitting and plan to relax with the spouse and let the kids run wild at the resort.

Last evening, while preparing dinner in our suite, I hand spun some merino roving:

I decided to make this yarn a little more chunkier:

This morning, we woke up to a cloudy day... but our view of the pool is fab!

"Lacey" (my first ever lace project) posed for a photo on the balcony...

28 September 2006

showers of happiness for the yarn harlot

Last night's SnB at LK was a blast...a certain knitting celeb is getting married this coming weekend and we presented her with her "shower gift"...a spinning wheel!

25 September 2006

a what? a bib bowl!

During a recent visit to my sister's place, I noticed she was using her fine crystal bowl for this...

... bibs!

Background info: my sister, has 9 month old twin boys...Aaron & Adam. She decided she needed a place to keep bibs handy

24 September 2006

blame it on the rain

Fall is here and so are the grey and rainy days. I spent a good part of my afternoon organizing my stash. I pulled my ballwinder out of it's box made good use of it. I am now ready to start a few more projects. Hmmm....what to make next??

21 September 2006

Cheer me up

I had my weekly dose of SnB at LK last night. It seems the fall weather has brought out every Toronto knitter from every nook and cranny and jammed Megan's yarn shop.

I started the evening with my famous model friend, Tamarah. We had a dinner at the Rice Bar. I devoured the yummy soup with jasmine rice, tofu, pea sprouts, bok choy and green coconut curry sauce...nice and spicy!! Finished the meal with a pot of jasmine tea.

We headed around the corner to THE knit night in T.O. Fall is definitely here when all the knitters are decked out in their finest! The shawls, wraps and sweaters...how we were all adorned by our precious knitwear.

Amy and Stephanie have returned from their book tours...I enjoyed their anecdotes of their adventures in the USA.
I treated myself once again... I bought two skeins of Blue Sky Worsted...they were on sale!!

After the loss of my picture, the Lettuce Knit community has cheered me up....

20 September 2006

Vanished into thin air....

I purchased a brand new digital camera last Saturday before heading out to Collingwood for a relaxing weekend at the Westin Trillium House Resort. I brought my knitting bag intending to take some amazing shots of my WIPs and completed projects against the backdrop of Blue Mountain.

It was a great weekend...swimming, hot tubbing, shopping, eating, drinking...

When I returned home, my excitement could not be contained...I had a new camera with 50 photos just waiting to be uploaded! I followed the instructions to a "tee"...gasp!!! Something went terribly wrong ! The pics did not appear in any of my files on my laptop....nor are they to be found on the memory card.

I have been moping for days now...

My memories of Blue Mountain this past weekend, are just memories... in my mind forever.

13 September 2006

My new WIP

Summer is over, kids are back to school and new projects have begun. Last week I started to knit the wrap cardigan#263 from Knitting Pure and Simple.

This is my first sweater that I am knitting top down....should be interesting! I am using Misti Cotton/silk #1324, a warm chocolate brown.

My second WIP is the French Market Bag. This will be my first felted project...should be interesting!

I have already frogged these two items once!

In addition, I am still drop spindling!!! All the roving I purchased over the summer from The Black Lamb will keep me going through the fall season.

11 September 2006

We're off to the KW Knitter's Fair

I made the trip to Kitchener with Amy, Laura and Tamarah. Amy was a dynamic and excellent guest speaker at this annual event. She spoke about Knitting and the Internet. Check out her links.

It was a great afternoon since it was a great opportunity to get to know Amy, Laura and Tamarah. I am so fortunate that my interest in knitting has given me the spirit of friendship.

In honour of the Toronto International Film Festival, Lace Wings was completed on opening night...she made her debut on at the KW Knitter’sFair. I have decided to name my Sea Silk shawl. “Lacey”. I celebrated my fait ‘il accompli with a new purchase....a new drop spindle!

Note: I am have problems with my digital camera...I hope to upload more photos soon!

07 September 2006

The blogging knitter

I went to my local library and borrowed a book on blogging. I found one of the popular series meant for “dummies”. I must be an advanced dummie since I have been able to manage my blog quite well on my own. After reading a few of the chapters, I have more questions than answers! I admire all the witty knitters and their well developed blogs. Thank you for the inspiration!

05 September 2006

Where do I find time to keep up?

As a knitter, I am continuously working on something. Since my last post (it has been a while!) I have been working on my precious Lace Wings shawl. It really is starting to take shape. After the disasterous start in July, definite progress has been made during the month of August. I really was not too far off my target date of September 1st. Yeah well I will be a few weeks late.

I worked on some handspun, and completed beanie hat for the upcoming cooler temperatures.

As for blogging, I have no idea where the knitter bloggers out there have the time to verbalize their thoughts and ideas.

I spent the past week relaxing and knitting, and a quick stop at my favourite yarn shop to pick up some lovely cotton/silk yarn to make myself a cardigan.

Due to my lack of organisation and need to de-clutter my living space, I have misplaced my USB cable for my digitial camera...so no pix until later.

25 August 2006

I took a short break from Lace Wings....

On my way to visit with my sister-in-law and her family in Port Hope, I made a detour to the Black Lamb. As a novice drop spinner, I needed to seek out anyone who could give me some feedback on my technique. Store owner, Laurie was very kind to give me a one on one lesson on plying my handspun. She spent an hour with me as she helped me improve my plying technique.

After my lesson, I spent another hour browsing through her quaint store...I picked up some roving in an assortment of of colours...brown, pink, green ,red, orange....I have no plans for them yet....I also picked up 2 bundles of Laurie’s hand dyed blue faced leister roving....I can't wait to start spinning!

Don't worry Lace Wings...I will get back to you.

21 August 2006

a piece of Canadian heritage

Look what I got! I asked for a knitting bag and this is what I got...
the HBC Signature bag! A great purchase from the Hudson's Bay Company at their flagship store on Queen Street in Toronto. A very roomy bag made from 100% wool with leather trim and cotton lining.

17 August 2006

Lace Wings takes off

I am determined to complete the Lace Wings shawl. It accompanied me to last evening’s SnB at Lettuce Knit. It was Amy to the rescue once again. Two weeks ago, she sugguested stitch markers and circular needles. The stitch marker tip was successful, since enabled me to count up to multiples of seven. After struggling with my ancient metal straights, I succumbed to purchasing circular Addis. Amy...thank you, life with SeaSilk and Lace Wings is much simplier.

16 August 2006

De-stress yourself

Whoever said knitting is relaxing? I have been struggling with my first lace project for several weeks now. After many trips to the frog pond, I am stressed out. I have been very irritable, tense and unable able to concentrate. In other words, miserable....

In order to make life happy for those who live with me, I decided it was high time to de-stress myself....no, I did not go out shopping for more yarn nor did I start a new knitting project!
I decided to look for a yoga class...yes, yoga. I did not have to search very far for a calm and serene environment. I found the Yoga Lounge,only two blocks away. Since I did not want to try this alone and they had a 2 for 1 deal, I convinced my mother-in-law to join me for the Monday evening gentle hatha class with Sarah. I thought the keyword to the class description was gentle...wow, were we led down the garden path. It was quite the workout. We worked up a sweat; and they called this a gentle class?

Overall, my first yoga experience was a very good one. I think I will return to the Yoga Lounge and continue to de-stress myself. I believe it is a good investment in my well-being. Now if I could find a pose that will allow me to focus on my breathing, stretches and knitting at the same time....hmmm?

14 August 2006

Back to the basics

I have a family of non-knitters. They do not understand why I would hand spin my own yarn. When I use my drop spindle and spin the soft wool rovings into yarn, I experience a great sense of accomplishment and pride in my creation. I learned how to use a drop spindle when I took the Learn to Drop spindle class at Lettuce Knit last month. Spinster, Laura was our instructor for two 2 hour sessions. My first skein is from Fleece Artist roving and I have a generous 17 yards of super chunky! Any ideas what I can do with it?

11 August 2006

To the frog pond and back again...

No real progress here...I feel this is a mission impossible after numerous re-starts of this shawl. I am extremely falling behind on this project if I want to have this shawl on my shoulders by September. I've brought Lace Wings to the Wednesday Knit Night two weeks in a row now. This week's tip: use enough stitch markers to help me count and keep my place.

Also, in the frog pond was the beginnings of the French market bag. I am using Lamb's Pride -worsted- in oregano and kiwi.

Plan for the weekend? No visits to the frog pond!

09 August 2006

We've come a long way, baby....

It is 1985...I am knitting sweaters in the round with plastic circulars. I was not very sophisticated since I did not know the difference between acrylic and wool.

Fast forward twenty years... and I find myself in a yarn shop in Toronto, like a child in a candy shop, attracted to the myriad of colours and textures of the different yarns.

Socializing with other knitters is a lot of fun. My knitting community is so warm and welcoming...the weekly SnB nights is an opportunity to be creative and expose a little of our wild side.

The internet is the basis of networking with other knitters around the world. There is so much out there....blogs, discussion forums, online shopping, and websites.

Knitting has come a long way, baby...just look around.

"We go forward looking in the rear view mirror. "(Marshall McLuhan)

04 August 2006

To the frog pond and back

My first attempt to progress to the next knitting level began two weeks ago when I purchased a skein of Handmaiden's Sea Silk from my favourite yarn shop in Toronto.

Megan, the store owner,provided the encouragement and moral support I needed to start my first lace project. We chose the one skein Sea Silk Shawl

I started the shawl with much enthusiasm...frustration after frustration with the YO's, repeats, stitch markers, losing track of the number of rows, stitches...off to the the frog pond it went! I lost count after four times.

There is a glimmer of hope... I went to the weekly SnB night at Lettuce Knit along with the three inches of the shawl I have worked on thus far. I sat next to Amy who was so kind and comforting when she confirmed that I was on the right path to the next level. Knitting on.....

01 August 2006

The Eclectic Knitter

Welcome to my blog. This is my place to examine my knitting perspective...

I am writing of the "eclecticism" I experience in my obsession with knitting. I frequently use the word eclectic to describe one who is creative, diverse and free. The eclectic knitter expresses oneself in colour, texture and style. In a yarn shop, the knitter peruses the myriad of fibres using his/her senses of sight, smell and touch. Visualisation of their next knitting creation is found in many places...a magazine, a book, on a website, in their mind waiting to be translated on to paper.

I am the lone knitter amongst my family and friends. I regularly browse the internet looking at knitting blogs and websites. On a social interaction level, I am inspired by the creativity, diversity and freedom of expression as I meet other knitters at the weekly SnB nights in Toronto.

Once again, welcome to my perspective....