Category: Hobbies

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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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Mittens!

Mittens!

December 31, 2015 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

With my love of knit socks, it’s no wonder I’ve gravitated to mittens. I particularly love stranded mittens, but I’ll happily knit away on a pair of cabled or plain mitts as well. Small projects seem to be my forte. While I’ve knit at least one sweater, mostly to prove I could, they’re not my […]

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Christmas Knitting 2015

Christmas Knitting 2015

December 29, 2015 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I honestly meant to update well before now, but while my intentions were good…my followup was crap. The knitting content has been almost non-existent on the blog for a while, so I will offer up an apology for anyone looking for knitting and finding everything else. My knitting has had a tendency to go in […]

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Spooky September Challenge: Campfire stories? Nah!

Spooky September Challenge: Campfire stories? Nah!

September 3, 2015 by Maire in Hobbies, Writing / 3 Comments

Today’s Spooky September Challenge was supposed to be my favourite campfire story, but anyone who knows me well enough is aware that I don’t camp. I haven’t been camping for about fifteen years now, and that last time was supposed to teach me about all the awesome things I’ve missed out on, not being a camper (it was cold and rained almost the entire trip. Seriously. We had to go back into town to get a tarp because nobody brought one. Not my best weekend, only salvaged by good company).

So, instead, I bring you an update on the things I do when other people are telling stories around a bonfire. I knit.

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