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
Category: Current Projects
What I’m working on right now, and what is on my to-do list.
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
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
Crocheting from Scratch
Recently, I've had the opportunity to teach some people how to crochet from scratch. I think the best way to learn how to crochet is to find someone who is willing to sit down and show you how. (My Grandma taught me how to crochet when I was little!) I recognize, however, that isn't something… Continue reading Crocheting from Scratch
My Colourful Obsession
When I find something I really, really like, I have zero chill; I obsess over it. That's what happened when I decided to make a shawl using colourful yarn. I scoured the internet for just the right colour changing yarn, when I landed on Scheepjes Whirl. Of course, it's nowhere to be found in my… Continue reading My Colourful Obsession
A New (Porg) Hope
I try to keep my ear to the ground for any Star Wars related news, so when this behind-the-scenes video was released for the new Star Wars movie, I was over the moon. I've watched it several times and paused it in multiple places to try and get a better look at all of the… Continue reading A New (Porg) Hope
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
Happy 150th Canada!
Wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day!!
(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
My Betty Grable
It started with a paint night. My friend took me to my first paintnite a couple of months ago. Though my painting wasn't anything to write home about, it was a great exercise to fearlessly throw paint at a canvas and come up with a painting in under 2 hours. (My usual problem is - I put a… Continue reading My Betty Grable