Sunday, November 5, 2017


Hello and Welcome
What a lovely few hours knitting at June’s last Wednesday. Even though June was away we had a lovely time. There was a lot of conversation and knitting and crocheting going on.
   This Wednesday we will meet at the Reads in Riverview parking lot at 6pm to head to Salisbury for  dessert and coffee and a bizarre. We will be meeting at Reads in Riverview on Wednesday the 15th and 22nd of this month at 6pm.
    I am slogging away on my Margaret’s Gift sweater and finishing a pair of socks.
    Spinning retreat this year was quite wonderful and I’m so Happy that it will be at the Rods Inn Miramichi next October.
Be Well and Happy Knitting

Saturday, October 7, 2017

It's a New Day

Hello Friends
Well what a summer!
Our little knitting group took the summer off and I was so grateful for the break as my neck pain had grown so terrible I found it difficult to even read. My doctor retired and it was a few months before the new doctor was open and after an X-ray she suggested physiotherapy. Yeah! I have been going to Cameron at Tidewater Physiotherapy since the first week of September and my neck pain is almost entirely gone! It's such a relief to be able to do things once again. You can't imagine.
    My synthroid is also been changed and I find that my interest in my hobbies has increased along with the increase dosage. Hyper/hypothyroidism is such an individually symptomatic disease that the best way for me to describe what it feels like, at least in my case, is to ask you to imagine being so exhausted after doing a minor task that you need to nap for two hours. Also that going almost anywhere causes so much anxiety that you just want to stay home. Of course people don't know that you feel that way because let's face it your too anxious to tell people.
   Yes indeed change. Lots of change.
   My friend Heidi Wulfraat of HW WoolWorks has closed her physical studio here and is opening a studio in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. I will miss her beautiful smile and visiting her and her wonderful shop. She is such a lovely and talented person and I wish her so much happiness and success in her new venture.
   Our little group is meeting once again every two weeks or so from 5:30pm to 8pm at 197 Buckingham Place in the meeting room,courtesy of our friend June, on the following dates; October 18th, November 1st and 29th. See you there.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Gypsy Petticoat

Here is a mash up of Stephenie Dosen's Gypsy Petticoat pattern from Knitscene magazine Sept 2012 issue, page 83. I used Berocco Ultra Alpaca.  The pattern can also be found on Ravelry. I starred it on February 11th, 2017 and completed it on April 26th, 2017. I absolutely love it.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Knitting High Jinks

We had a great time at Deina's on Wednesday evening for a little high jinks. Thank you so much for hosting us Deina.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Slipper Socks

Look at these great slipper Socks JoAnne (sitting) made for her good friend and our knitting gal pal Doris's birthday. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


I spent 6 hours last Friday and 2 hours today going through photo copies of knitting patterns and knitting magazines to give away at the meeting tonight.
Happy times.
(AKA Cindy)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rosa's Sleeveless Cardigan

Recently I completed a lovely pattern by Emma Fazzio  on Ravelry and I was fortunate enough to have gal pal Lucy Richard snap a photo when I was out to London-Wul on Saturday, March 4th rug hooking. This is a top down raglan style tunic that I just adore and is an easy knitting project. I used 100% Peruvian wool bulky in Pink. A bit of white from my stash was used for the lace border.

Happy Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Wonderful Afternoon

Thank you Deina for having Therese and myself to your lovely home this afternoon for a few hours of knitting, chatting and snacks. What a great way to spend a few hours. Thank you also for the two lovely hats and the Blood Orange soda.
  Here is a photo of Deina's wonderful yarn tree that I admire so much and that she will soon disassemble. Sigh!

This awesome pic message was sent from a Virgin Mobile phone.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kaya Easy Cropped Shrug

While I'm at home laid up with the most wicked of ear infections I took the opportunity to knit one of my favourite shrug patterns, "Kaya Easy Cropped Shrug" . You can find it by googling it or on Ravelry. I used 4 skeins of Berocco Peruvia Quick wool color 9177 and dye lot 71575. I purchased it a few weeks ago at London-Wul. I modified it by knitting the body for 8 inches before rib and bind off and I also knit 10 rounds on each sleeve before rib and bind off. This is such a cozy cropped cardigan that is easy to knit and modify. That makes it a great project.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Well 2016 was a year of ups and downs. As most years generally are. 
We had to adjust to my lower income as I now work part time. Of course the benefit is I have more time at home.
Last year was marked by the lows of my emergency appendectomy last February, my daughter's sudden illness in March, my sister's emergency gallbladder surgery on December 23rd and more recently the loss of our beloved 12 year old Old English Sheepdog Barclay.
 The year was also marked with some wonderful highs as well. All three of us recovered nicely and are doing well. The few summer days spent with my Mother and two sister's at the cottage. Being adopted by our kitty Whisper. The Maritime Spinning retreat on PEI with my daughter and all the wonderful people we see annually. I am also blessed with the fellowship of the knitting,  spinning and rug hooking groups I enjoy.
  The three pairs of socks are basic toe ups I knit. From left to right; Cascade Heritage Paint, Knit Picks Tye Dye Speckles and Heidi Wulfraat's Holiday Cheer.