Musician Beanie – Free Knitting Pattern

A long time ago I wrote this pattern for a musician beanie.  Then I was asked to update it for a knitting magazine… which I did.  Now that the pattern has been used by them, and their period of owning it has passed, I can share it with you all.  A number of people have…

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World Vegan Day

So November 1 was world vegan day, yay!  But here in our house, it was when my husband declared he will be a vegetarian this month. I am excited. He is a massive meat eater (3+ times a day) as well as a colon cancer survivor, so he should understand why he should eat less…

Christmas 2017 – how to get your orders on time

September and October are always a made rush around here preparing for the Halloween rush… I think the final halloween order has now gone out the door, which is awesome as posting around the world takes time. Christmas is the next rush period. If you are thinking of knitted gifts for Christmas, here are my…

A kind of a catch up

Hello all! It has been a very busy time knitting away, but without a lot of new patterns being released. I have a couple of updates soon to spring to life, and a few projects in the works… but that is all. This Bofur Scarf has been popular again, as is the Edith hat. I…

I’m still Vegan

For better or for worse, I’m still vegan. I don’t think I’m going back. It’s not always easy, and I find myself having to say, “I’m vegan” more often than I expected. Those who judged being vegetarian also judge veganism. And I work with a lot of these people. It’s a shame that I like…

7 Day Vegan Challenge – Day 7

Okay… I’m in Auckland! Yay! So I thought this was going to be the worst day. I prepared for it. I travelled with soy milk. And snacks. But I haven’t needed them. I had lunch in the airport – an amazing bagel with avocado, tomato and basil, with a lemon/fennel/olive oil dressing…. noms indeed. And…

7 Day Vegan Challenge – Day 6

Being Vegan hasn’t changed my life much (so far) and hasn’t cost me more money (so far… until today). Let’s talk Vitamins. As far as I have ascertained, I can get all my vitamins EXCEPT the B group vitamins from a vegan diet. And I have indeed done so. But the B’s become an issue.…