Category: Hobbies

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Falling down the rabbit hole of textured crochet

Falling down the rabbit hole of textured crochet

September 23, 2019 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

There are times when I find myself in that very odd situation where my perceived knowledge on a subject far outweighs my actual experience. You know the feeling, right? You’re merrily knitting away on a vanilla sock while your World of Warcraft character is taking the fifteen-minute flight between Undercity and Iron Summit when another crafty friend sends you a panicked message asking how to interpret a particularly tricky section of lace in the shawl they’re knitting.

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What the gel? Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love my nails.

What the gel? Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love my nails.

September 18, 2019 by Maire in Hobbies, Whimsy / 0 Comments

I am the daughter of a long-time nail-chewer, and took up the habit myself when I was very young. I think I was around twelve or thirteen when the other girls my age started wearing nail polish. It was the 1980’s, and bright colours were a huge deal. The other girls had really nice manicures, even if they were DIY jobs. I had ragged, bitten nails. When I wore nail polish, it flaked off within minutes, let alone hours, and almost always looked awful.

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Papa’s got a brand-new hat

Papa’s got a brand-new hat

November 12, 2018 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I found myself a little behind on Christmas knitting time last year. After finishing my traditional socks and a couple of extras, the last item on my list was still outstanding: a hat for Dad. Dad had been hinting about a hat for over 2 years. I had knit stranded hats for my niece and […]

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Happy Hallowe’en!

Happy Hallowe’en!

October 31, 2018 by Maire in Hobbies, Whimsy / 0 Comments

Happy Samhain! We celebrated this year with three pumpkins: a real pumpkin carved with a black cat that sat on our porch, and two faux pumpkins for inside the house. The two faux pumpkins are, of course, Edgar Allen Poe and Vincent Price. All patterns, if I recall, were purchased from my favourite pumpkin pattern […]

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Hats! I knit them!

Hats! I knit them!

February 6, 2016 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

I knit a couple of hats! I actually knit them a while ago, but I was waiting until they landed in Yellowknife with their new owners before I posted anything. You see, one of them is an early birthday present and the other is a belated birthday present. Unfortunately, while I have a picture of […]

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