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I whipped up another quick project bag using Shannon’s tutorial at the end of the Christmas break, because I never seem to have enough bags for all of the projects I’m working on. The fabric is from my mum’s stash- isn’t that bottom print so pretty?

And what better to go in a new project bag than a new project? I needed something really simple to work on after so many weeks of intense Christmas knitting, so I cast on a pair of plain vanilla socks using some leftover yarn from a Christmas gift (pictures of the gift to come later!). I added a couple of grey stripes at the top for interest.
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What’s your favourite project bag pattern or shop? I’m always on the lookout for new ones!

Linking up with Yarn-Along.

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Christmas Mittens

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Now that Christmas has come and gone, I can finally share some of the secret knitting I’ve been doing over the past few months! First up are these simple mittens for my brother, striped using yarn leftover from a few other projects. The brown is Patons Decor (leftover from Ease and Graham), the Grey is Craftsmart Solids (leftover from Wurm and Honey Cowl), and the mottled beige is Patons Shetland Ragg KW, which has been in my stash for forever.
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Did you knit any gifts this Christmas?

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An exciting thing happened over the Christmas holidays… my roommate got a cat! She is adorable and affectionate and generally perfect. She doesn’t have a name yet, but we’ve been trying a few different ones over the last week to see what suits her best.

I think as a little photo project for 2015, I’m going to post a black and white photo of her every week, usually on Sunday. Perhaps by next week, she’ll have a permanent name!

Do you have any photo or blogging projects for 2015?

New year, new name.

Jan 2nd announcement

I’ve been thinking for awhile about changing my blog name, and I think the beginning of 2015 seems like the right time to take the leap. Right now, everything looks pretty much the same, aside from the name change in the header, but there will be more design changes coming over the next few months. You’ll also notice the web address has changed… we’ve moved to my own domain!

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The new contact e-mail is stitchesandspoonfuls@gmail.com

Thanks so much for your continued support. Happy 2015!

Best of LPOAS 2014: Part 3 (September, October, November, December)

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Every year, I share a few of my favourite moments, projects, and events from the past year. This year I’m sharing them in three parts, one yesterday and the day before, and one today. Happy New Year!

Highlights:
Finished my camping socks, a little blueberry sweater, a Graham Hat for L, and some dishcloths for my grandmother.
Worked on my October Socks and another little sweater.
Visited G’s cottage.
Moved to a new apartment with a lovely backyard.
Went home for Thanksgiving and had an amazing waffle brunch.
Noticed the leaves change as fall arrived.
Baked our Christmas cake.
Shared (very late) photos from our August camping trip.
Visited G and had brunch at a lovely cafe.
Saw the first signs of winter in late November.
Took photos and made a video of our first major snowfall.

Check out parts one and two in previous posts. I hope you all have a happy, safe, and fun New Years Eve!

Best of LPOAS 2014: Part 2 (May, June, July, August)

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Every year, I share a few of my favourite moments, projects, and events from the past year. This year I’m sharing them in three parts, one yesterday, one today, and one on Wednesday. Happy New Year!

Highlights:
Finished my Itaka Cardigan,
Worked on my Itaka cardigan, more on my Boneyard Shawl, Hitofude Cardigan,
Celebrated G’s birthday by going out for tea.
Sewed a scarf for Tilly’s book launch, another project bag, and a pair of PJ shorts.
Finally saw spring arrive.
Shared recipes for Easy Cornbread and canned garlic dill pickles.
Enjoyed the late light of spring evenings.
Made progress on my chevron quilt.
Watched everything sprout in the garden.
Enjoyed the sunset and time in the backyard.
Picked strawberries to make jam and pie.
Went to Artfest 2014.
Went camping at Presqu’ile.
Dried, canned, and preserved as much as I could, especially peaches and cherries.
Celebrated my twentieth birthday.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for part 3, and check out part 1 in yesterday’s post!

Best of LPOAS 2014: Part 1 (January, February, March, April)

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Every year, I share a few of my favourite moments, projects, and events from the past year. This year I’m sharing them in three parts, one today, one tomorrow, and one on Wednesday. Happy New Year!

Highlights:

Finished Minecraft Creeper Hat and Mittens, Vanilla Latte Socks, Plain Vanilla Socks, H’s Birthday Socks, and my Exam Socks.
Worked on my Boneyard Shawl (for a few months), a pair of socks during exams, and an Itaka Cardigan for my sister.
Shared recipes for hummus and vanilla simple syrup (for coffee and tea).
Participated in the Ravellenic Games, finishing my Cabled Canuck.
Spent reading week visiting my parents (and took lots of pictures!).
Sewed a new project bag.
Met C for tea on a rainy day.
Made an egg-dyeing tutorial for Easter.
Moved back home to my parents’ for the summer.
Participated in Heather’s new cooking link-up.
Got back into the garden to tidy up for spring.

Be sure to check back tomorrow and Wednesday for parts 2 and 3!

Annual dishcloths.

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As long-time readers might remember, every year for Christmas, I make my grandmother a set of dishcloths. I realized last week that I hadn’t made this year’s set yet, so after a quick trip to the store, I sat down yesterday afternoon to get started. Christmas movies, PJs, tea, and the Christmas tree made 4 dishcloths quick work. Now I just need to wrap them and that’s one more thing checked off the list! Still lots of other knitting happening here, but lots I can’t share just yet.
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How is your Christmas knitting coming along?

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December, in snow.

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I took a few photos when we took the dogs for a walk last week, and it just happened to be the first major snowfall of the year! It’s been slowly melting over the last few days, but I’m still holding out hope for a white Christmas.

If you haven’t seen the video I shot during the same walk, you can see it here (and thank you for all of your lovely comments!). And if you want to see more photos from this same conservation area during all sorts of weather and seasons, they’re all here.

Hoping you all had a lovely weekend!

A Winter Walk.

I’ve seen some really lovely videos made by bloggers lately (Liesl’s are some of my favourites), so I decided to give it a try. I took a couple of clips on our walk today, since it seems to be the first significant snowfall of the year! The music in the video is White Winter Hymnal by Birdy.

I’d love your feedback- how do you like seeing videos along with photos?

Also- I’m having my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow morning so I’ll be away for a few days. Hopefully I’ll be back very soon!