Current Projects, Geekery

A Baby Yoda Halloween

Exciting life update: Mark and I welcomed our own little Baby Yoda on Canada Day 2020! She's been an absolute doll and we just love her to pieces. So, like any good, nerdy parents, we want to dress her up in ridiculous outfits to amuse ourselves. And since we take Halloween dress up very seriously,… Continue reading A Baby Yoda Halloween

Current Projects

Mandala Madness Madness

My obsession with Scheepjes Whirl yarn has reared its head before - so I am always excited to see someone's pattern that exploits these delicious ombre-colours to their full effect. Case in point: the Mandala Madness pattern by Helen Shrimpton. I first tried this pattern out on the Rosewater Cocktail. This pattern is a little… Continue reading Mandala Madness Madness

Around the House, Current Projects

Adventures in Cake Making

Mark's sister got married this summer at their parent's cottage and it was beautiful. It was a small wedding and everything except dinner was done by the bride and groom and their friends and family (including the bride's gorgeous dress - which she made). Despite a thunderstorm during the ceremony (which I think made it… Continue reading Adventures in Cake Making

Current Projects, Geekery

It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

Yes, this ship could totally make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. First of all, yes, I realize that a parsec is a unit of distance (3.26 light years) and not a unit of time. (But it makes for a great opening line while teaching my students about astronomical distance.) So, technically, Han is boasting… Continue reading It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs

Current Projects, Free Patterns

(Crochet) Maple Leaf Forever

Well, Canada Day is right around the corner. This Canada Day, of course, is special because it's 150 years since confederation. If you'd rather not say "Happy 150th, Canada!" (because age is just a number after all) you can always go with "Happy Sesquicentennial, Canada!", because silly words are more fun to say. My Dad… Continue reading (Crochet) Maple Leaf Forever