Episode 5 – Rhinebeck Recap


Thanks for joining me for a chat! Here is the low down on the podcast particulars.

My guest on the podcast is mickerr from Maple Moose Fibers.


Duck Duck Wool MCN Worsted by Threepumpkinslittle
Owool Local
Malabrigo Rios

Owool Worsted

WIPS Kelly

Mazzyby Elizabeth Smith
Simon and Simona by Elena Nodel

WIPS Michelle
Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry
Atlantic Star Sweater by Ruth Gallo
Émilien by Ariane Caron Lacoste

FO’s Michelle
Georgetown Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

FO’s Kelly
Shoots and Ladders Hat by Aniur Berkimbayeva
Waiting for winter mitts by susanbanderson
Fireside Sweater by Jane Richmond
Movie Night Socks by Ann Budd

Within by Jane Richmond Shannon Cook

Eldenwood Craft on Etsy
Debbie Reece Designs on Etsy

Episode 4 Frustrations and Obsessions

Granny Hexagon Blanket
Tutorials Bella Coco on You Tube
Berroco Vintage

Winner annouced!
Prize :Twisted Daisy Fibers Bag by Andreasj

Luna Socks
Simon and Simona

movie night socks
Participating in the KAL in the Sticks and Twine Podcast with eplutz
Knit and Fiber Creation Tough Love Sock


Sherwood Quilt
Wiksten Tank


Elspbeth Lavold Silky Wool
Cap Sleeve Lattice Top
el lino

Celestine Sox
Teddy Sweater
Fat Baby Booties

Thanks for Watching!!

Episode 3 In a Fog


Crafternoon Treats Podcast by crafternoontreats
Grandmaandme on Instagram


Masgot by Justyna Lorkowska
-Yarn used Cascade Heritage in 5681 Limestone
5623 Navy
5602 Steel

I’m wearing

Lady Sunnyside by Tanis Fiber Arts
TFA Green Label in Garnet


Luna Socks by Josephine and the seeds
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Tranquil and Dove Heather

Fine and Dandy Socks by The Sweater Co.
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Dogwood Heather
Patons Kroy in Gentry grey
$1 pattern with proceeds going to Unicef!

Cosy Memories Blanket

Cross Stitch WIP
Pumpkin Passport Stitch Along 2016 by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.


Land Girl Cardigan
celticcaston’s granny Hexagon blanket

Thanks to ANDREASJ from Twisted Daisy Fibers for the project bag to give away.

Deadline extended until May 31st



My Bad

Twisted Daisy Fibres Bag

El Linio by Schoppel wolle

Whatcha Watching

The Crimson Field

Episode #2 Snow Day

Finally Episode #2 is live!


Summer Night Socks
– Yarn used Arne and Carlos colour way 3657 1 50g skein

Flax Light by Tin Can Knits
-Yarn used Okay Knits Sawa Sawa in Vermeer

Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho
– Yarn used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino held doubled

Oh Baby! Baby Booties by Double Diamond Knits
DB Cashmerino in grey and red


Masgot by Justyna Lorkowska
-Yarn used Cascade Heritage in 5681 Limestone
5623 Navy
5602 Steel

Luna Socks by Josephine and the seeds
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Tranquil and Dove Heather

Fine and Dandy Socks by The Sweater Co.
-Yarn used Knit Picks Stroll in Dogwood Heather
Patons Kroy in Gentry grey
$1 pattern with proceeds going to Unicef!

Cross Stitch WIP
Pumpkin Passport Stitch Along 2016 by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.


Zig Hat Pattern by Imagined Landscapes
Winner was # 6 Saks1962


Eldenwood Craft Bird Bag- Eldenwood Craft on Etsy.

Bailey Messenger Bag from Mr. Highpants on Etsy.


Finish that WIP KAL starting April 1st – May 15th


Choose a wip that is longstanding and persevere to finish it.

Mine is the Land Girl Cardigan by Kyoko Nakayoshi

Thanks for joining me this week!!!

Celtic Cast On Podcast Episode 1

You asked for it!! Episode 1 Beach it coming at’cha!




Show notes 

I am Celtic Cast On Everywhere!

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Ravelry Group : Celtic Cast On Podcast


Mama’s Boot Socks

Pattern: Heavy Socks by Briggs and Little

Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage in Cream and Red Heather #76

Handspun Toque

Pattern: Simple WPI toque by Rachel Anderson

Yarn: Emilymade Handspun Merino Mohair

Brixter Hat 

Pattern: Brixter by Tanis Fiber Arts

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in grey # 340009

Spring Breathe Booties

Pattern: Spring Breathe Booties by Julia Noskova

Yarn; Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in grey #340009 and cream #340101

Zig Hat

Pattern: Zig Hat by Imagined Landscapes

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts in Green Label colourways Chris Grey and Stormy

Head on over to the Revelry group for a chance to win a copy of the Zig Hat.


Summer Nights Socks

Pattern: My own Vanilla sock pattern

Yarn: Regia Arne and Carlos in Summer Nights # 3657

Granny Hexagon Blanket

Pattern: Granny Hexagon tutorial from Bella Coco on You Tube

Yarn: Berroco Vintage in 51106 Bubble, 5121 Sunny, 5178 Violetta, 5106 Smoke

Next on the needles

Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho

Oh Baby Baby Booties by Double Diamond Knits

My Bad

Soak in the Fig scent

Stray Cat Socks Self striping yarn in Denim and Dandelions

Simple Fox picture from Alice and Ivory

Sherwood Collection Fabric from zeetzeet on etsy and thefabrichive on etsy



Thanks for watching!!!



Old Man…

Old Man winter has arrived!

Yesterday was our first snow storm of the season. Surprisingly the Ridge didn’t get as much snow as other parts of the province but there is enough to play and slide in so that’s all that really matters.

My boy adores the snow and spends much of his time looking exactly like this.

Molly on the other hand is getting older and can be seen shivering when she’s been outside for a while. I caved and bought her a winter jacket this year that will hopefully keep the cold off a bit.

Shepherd’s have such deep chests though and getting a jacket to fit right is challenging. There may be a hand knit sweater in her future as well.

My girl has been enjoying the snow too. Her favourite snow activities include shovelling and clearing off the car haha How long will that last?

A snowy day is also a perfect time to do some swatching, frogging of old projects and finishing up current projects in time for a fresh start in the new year.

What are you plans for the final weeks of 2013?

Journey Review and Giveaway

I’m excited to be able to review another book from Marian Rae Publications


by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Journey is an aesthetically pleasing coffee table book featuring 6 knit designs.

Each design is captured beautifully by Nicholas Kupiak’s stunning photography.

The designs include: Climb, a modern take on the classic work sock.

Spate, a delightfully textured pair of fingerless gloves with a flip top option for those extra chilly morning’s.

Onward, a triangular shawl with a modern flare. This shawl is knit from worsted weight yarn and would be the perfect wrap to cosy up under this winter.

and Swift, a fun lacey toque with lots of texture.

I was especially taken by both garments in the book.

 Antrorse, designed by Shannon, is that cosy sweater you want to curl up in with a good book, romp around the woods, or enjoy a fun day out in, Basically if you want cosy yet stylish this is the sweater for you.

 Inland designed by Jane. the bulky cardigan that I could live in. It’s safe to say I’m pretty much always cold and I could be completely content to live warmly in this cardigan for the rest of my days.

I could see myself in both of these everyday with my favourite pair of boots but I am having such a hard time choosing colours and yarns.

For Antrorse I keep coming back to this palette:

The two on the Left are Quince and Co Osprey in Kumlien’s Gull and Honey. The two on the right are Cascade Cloud in Golden and Cinnamon. I could see myself wearing this one in colour and in something more neutral so its taking me some time to decide which of these four colours, if any, I want to go with it.

For Inland I really love the neutral look that will go with anything.  I’m thinking a very pale grey like

Quince in Co Puffin in Iceland although I do love the orginal colour it was knit in as well. I just can’t choose.

Oh decisions! What colour would you knit Antrorse or Inland in?

Journey is available for purchase on Ravelry and Marian Rae Publications with options to purchase the hard copy, digital copy, both hard and digital or individual patterns on Ravelry.

Thank you so much to Marian Rae Publications for providing me with a copy of the book for review.

 Jane and Shannon have generously offered an ebook copy of Journey to giveaway to one lucky reader. In order to be entered please leave a comment telling me something memorable about a Journey you have taken.

Comments will be open until midnight Monday the 9th of December.

Good Luck!

French Braid

While I was waiting for Elia to dry and and avoiding all those projects that I was having bother with I picked up my French Braid Cardigan and FINISHED IT!

I think I can hear Tanis yelling at the screen, FINALLY!!

Pattern: French Braid Cardigan

Yarn: Ella Rae Classics

My Rav Project page

I only cast on for this the day it was released. Then I became buried under a pile of test knits and I didn’t want to pick it up until I knew I could commit the time to work solely on it and finish.

I am so glad I picked this one back up because I absolutely love it and am getting some good wear out of it right now.

This is once again another great pattern from Tanis. Her patterns are always so nicely written and easy to follow. The cardigan has minimal finishing too. It is knit top down starting with the collar so it really is a matter of weaving in 3 ends once you bind off and volia instant cardi. No picking up stitches is a definite bonus in my book. I love the cable and lace pattern that travels around the neck and then slowly starts to sweep outwards.

The sizing is more of a relaxed fit, perfect to throw on over jeans and a tee for a super comfy outfit but would also looking smashing over a dress or smarter attire. This really is something that could be worked into any part of your wardrobe.

I chose Ella Rae Classic that I had just received from a destash sale. I was expecting a completely different shade of green and wasn’t sure I was going to like it at all knit up but I think it grew on me while I was knitting it. It was my first time knitting with Ella Rae Classic and I will definitely be on the look out for more. Its such a plump yarn with great squoosh factor, much nicer than Cascade that seems to thin out when knit.

Renee Anne saved my bacon when I realized that I was going to be one ball short of having enough yardage. I sent her a rav message because she had one skein in her stash in the same lot and she kindly sent it on its way. I needed every bit of that ball because I literally had two yards left once I bound off.

 There was a little bit of griping heard from my photographer today that he wasn’t getting props for the photo’s he was taking. I told him that photographers on this blog work behind the scenes…. Thanks Dad for taking the time to make sure I was happy these.

That was my only garment WIP……… what will be next????