Slippers, slippers and more

November is Slipper Month My mother made me wait until my 9th Christmas to get a bicycle. Up to then I had ridden all my friends and cousins bikes but mother said she wanted me to be a responsible bike rider and that came with age. So on Christmas Morning 1967 there...

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Harvest Mooning

October 19, 2017 Harvest Moon   Tonight the moon, misty and wistful shines bright enough to cast shadows. The coolness of an impending winter finds my exposed skin, I shiver walking in pants to short and sleeves not long enough. Ben, my son arrived home this evening...

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Why You Should..

October 13th, 2017 The first set of needles that I learned to knit with were red plastic. Single pointed needles, they were about 12 inches long and with the acrylic yarn that my grandmother had in the basket by the couch, I cast on with the Backwards Loop method. The...

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Off To The City

September 29, 2017 Off To The City We Go I have a significant passion for knitting. Its biggest attraction for me is the endless learning that you can experience with this amazing art. This weekend Bernice and I and “the new girl” Aubrey are heading to Knit City in...

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Falling into fall

September 18, 2017 Harvest Time There something about harvest time that is paradoxical. As everything comes to fruit it also decays. The tomatoes ripen red, plums soften and are perfectly purple, pears become plump slowly becoming the amazing fruit that they are. At...

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Exploration of knitting

September 1, 2017 A 2011 Cabernet Franc, from Seven Stones Winery in Cawston, a chocolate truffle from Chocoliro in Armstrong, followed a garden dinner of perfect tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, and boccincino cheese swimming in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. A dinner to...

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A Farewell

August 26, 2017 Gabbie is leaving for broader horizons. Two years ago I met Gabbie for the first time. We were hiring for a sales position at our new store The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio. We were a few weeks from opening our doors for the first time and figuring out the...

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Raspberry jam

July 21, 2017 Raspberries... There is so much one can say about the raspberry. The flavour, the colour, the abundance with which they grow, their hardiness, and how they turn into the best jam or cake without compare. My first memories of raspberries are from the...

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Dog Days of Summer

July 15, 2017 Dog Days of Summer Blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, peas, beans, basil, new potatoes, baby beets, fresh garlic all abound in the garden. The heat is intense here in the Okanagan and today the air is clear and the smoke has cleared. The lake is clear...

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