M A K I N G A L O P A P E Y S A March! Oh March! The month I feel the most conflicted over. Here on the East Coast, it is a time balanced between spring and winter with winter as her favourite. This winter has been inconsistent - a constant … Continue reading Knitting a Folkloric Lopapeysa
This past holiday weekend, Meaghan, Reg, Jamie, Henry and I drove up to Cape Breton Island to stay in a cabin. It has been a dream of mine to see the Cabot Trail in the snow but have always thought it not practical because of the unpredictable nature of the weather at this time … Continue reading Winter in Cape Breton
On Saturday, I wrote about my peaceful mornings. Filled with tea, knitting, scents and animals. Winter is so unpredictable in Eastern Canada that I feel like we see the moon more than the sun. And then there are winter storm mornings that stay for days and nights. There is something about blizzards and winter storms … Continue reading Blizzard & Knitting Progress
J A N U A R Y This month was strange in a sense. I feel like the whole world is in chaos and I am merely turned to the fringes - looking to the stars, the moon and the earth. Withdrawing further and further. I've always felt that the best form of protest … Continue reading January
Today on PEI, we are snowed into our homes. The province essentially shut down. We do however have power (amazing!) so I think it is the best time to discuss the Riddari Knitting Kit GiveAway! We are very excited to have partnered up with Alafoss to offer you a chance to win a Riddari knitting kit! … Continue reading Riddari Knitting Kit Give Away!
So much snow fell on us yesterday. Our windows were covered by 3 pm, our world grey and dark. We have been having unseasonably cold temperatures, it feels more like we've been plunged in the depths of January and early February. I talk a lot about the weather... my journal since I was a teenage … Continue reading Homespun and Winter Walks
This week, the Pangur Bán sweater will be bound up with twine, placed in a cloth hand-sewn bag and shipped to Germany. Across the Atlantic Ocean, leaving behind its humble beginning on Prince Edward Island. This original sweater was made during the summer of 2016 using Létt-Lopi that I purchase online at Alafoss. What you may ask is … Continue reading “So in peace our task we ply, Pangur Bán, my cat, and I…”
Hello out there Earthlings! The darkness of October and the imminent Canadian winter has encouraged me to start a blog. Here, I hope to share small parts of my day living in the country, artwork and sketches, knitting and patterns, herbalism, our quest for self-sufficiency and last but not least, my love for tradition and … Continue reading Away with the Faeries…