4400 miles to go

Calgary to London is about 4400 miles. That is such a long way to send this bit of knitting, but, I sent it. Now lets hope it gets there in time. Go UPS Go. Go UPS Go.

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I didn’t realize it would be so hard to photograph approximately 9 meters of knitting goodness. LOL … however, the pictures do give you a bit of an idea of its lonnnnnng snakey shape, and a bit of the wild colours I used. Most of it is knit with 2 strands of acrylic yarn held together on JUMBO 12.75mm (US size 17) knitting needles.

As you can surely guess this is my almost too late contribution to the Knitted Maze, in the UK. If you have a chance to see it, please do, and take your camera. Among other exciting things, there will be about a mile of knitting, formed into a maze.

Hearts Grow on Trees

Here are pictures of a few pretty turqouise hearts I am sending to Art Grows on Trees in the UK. I started out strong, knitting the butterfly ring, with great plans to make a few more butterflies, birds, and more….. something about plans in the summer… …. …. There is only one knitted butterfly. I hope he is not lonely. ;)

Luckily, early this spring, I felted a bunch of old wool sweaters that I found at thrift shops. One is a perfect shade of turquoise, and has been cut, sewn, and button charmed into some dangly little hearts. I may add a few more surprises to the package, before I mail it out…

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These remind me of the heart shaped sugar cookies my mom makes. Of course, the cookies aren’t turquoise, well.. sometimes the icing is pretty colourful, depending on how many little fingers are involved with the food colouring!

FormalGirl Photo Blog

Fantastic new photo blog by my ubertalented daughter.

I can’t even predict what you will see here, but I know it will have her really cool photos, as well as some of her favourite things from around the ‘interweb’

(mom’s can promote like this)

Maybe there will be some knitting pics.

FormalGirl Photo Blog

I like it.

Fingerless Dragon Mitts for Yarn Bombing

These will be perfect for chilly early morning yarn bombings, or just anytime I want some yarn bombing style.

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Silver Dragon Fingerless Mitts

Pattern here

Knitting these cute dragon mitts took a couple of evenings and was a nice break from socks. ;)

School Supplies, for Hogwarts

I am having some fun playing online at the Hogwarts School of Magic, at Ravelry and have just posted some of my school supplies.

Brent, the wee brown owl, pattern:

Book bag, pattern:


Flying broomstick, pattern:

Not finished yet is a witches hat and my magic wand! (Maybe the wand should have been first!)

Here is a group picture:

Not exactly a yarn bomb

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My Slytherin House scarf was knit in 4 days, just in time to see the Midnight Opening of Harry Potters – The Deathly Hallows Part 2.

I suppose you could say I yarn bombed myself!

Flutterby ?

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I made this butterfly ring today, for fun, and for a weekly challenge at Ravelry. More about that later.
The pattern is here.

Too cute!

I have to do this.  You need to  enjoy this.

This is a picture from a cool blog called Can’t Survive on Yarn Alone

I love it.  I love the colour.  I love the message.  I love the blog.

The Sheepdogs

This isn’t the kind of sheepdogs you would expect to read about on a knitting blog. Even an ‘alternative, yarn bombing, knit graffiti’ knitting blog. These are The Sheepdogs, a Canadian band from my hometown of Saskatoon, and they need your votes. (Plus, besides having a cool band name, they have a great sound)

The Sheepdogs

Vote for The Sheepdogs, if they win, they will be on the Cover of the The RollingStone.

I’ve been knitting on another pair of seemingly endless stripey wool socks. Music seems to help speed things along, or, maybe just distract me from getting out the measuring tape AGAIN.

Knit On, Rock On

Strange but true

1. Burra Storm, 2. Pag’s Chocolate Cake, 3. E.K.T.A.C.H.R.O.M.E, 4. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata, 5. JOHNNY DEPP, 6. Espresso coffee beans Addiction #2, 7. Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day, 8. peach pie 022 120 dpi, 9. Garden Glimpse, Mendocino Cafe, 10. serendipity, 11. Friday Fun Socks (day 81), 12. to use knitting lingo, I’m stash busting…

Usually when I see one of those ‘share something about yourself’ blog posts,  I  think  cute, but not for me.

For some strange reason today is different.   I  saw this very cool idea on Lily X. Su’s blog,   and had to  try it for myself.

Here’s how it works:

a. Type your answers to the questions below into the Flickr search.

b. Using only the first page, choose an image.

c. Copy and paste each of the pictures URL’s into FD’s Mosaic Maker.


1. What is your first name?    {Storm}

2. What is your favorite food?  {Chocolate Cake}

3. What High School did you go to? {E C H}

4. What is your favorite color?  {Blue}

5. Who is your celebrity crush?  {Johnny Depp}

6. What is your favorite drink?  {Espresso}

7. Where is your dream vacation?  {Ireland}

8. What is your favorite dessert?  {Peach Pie}

9. What do you want to be when you grow up?  {Gardener}

10. What do you love most in life?  {Serendipity}

11. One word that describes you.  {Fun}

12. What is your Flickr name? {since I haven’t posted anything to Flickr,  I am changing this question to:  What is your  favourite  hobby? <Knitting>}

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