Scarves and Cowls

Men’s Classic Crochet Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

Today we are going to learn how to crochet a classic looking men’s scarf that features a knit look with subtle texture and clean lines.

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Socks and Slippers

Cozy Cottage Socks – A Free Crochet Pattern

I love socks! Especially cozy ones! So I thought it only fitting (and practical) to design myself a pair for our cold cottage floors.

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How to Crochet

Learn to Crochet: All About Yarn

Hello and welcome to Learn to Crochet! Today we will learn all about yarn!

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Scarves and Cowls

River Stones Infinity Cowl – A free Crochet Pattern

If you’ve ever stood beside a clear flowing river in the sunlight you may find yourself mesmerised by the light reflecting off the smooth stones below.  This light weight infinity Cowl reminds me of such moments.

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Yarn Shops/Inspiration

A yarn bowl for Christmas…

Every year my husband will ask, “What’s on your Christmas list?” He knows “yarn” will be there, but then I always try to add a couple other fun crochet related items (toys?).

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Yarn Shops/Inspiration

Wooly Wednesday: The Woodstock Fleece Festival!

I had never been to a Fleece Festival before.  In fact, I had never even heard of a Fleece Festival!

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Yarn Shops/Inspiration

Woolly Wednesday’s: Yarn & Company, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia 

While in The Maritimes on holiday this past summer, my family and I sent some time touring Nova Scotia, the place I grew up.

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Yarn Shops/Inspiration

Three Kids and a Puppy – Part Four

After our beautiful week in Prince Edward Island we heading across to Nova Scotia via the ferry.  Nova Scotia is where I grew up and whenever we visit I love the feeling of “coming home.”

Coming from Ontario, the place slows down, the landscape is soft with its rolling hills and mountains, sloping toward the ocean.  I just love it!

One place I am particularly fond of is Rushton’s beach.  It’s Located on the shores of the Northumberland Strait.  I remember going there often as a child with my family, never forgetting to stop at what is now called Molly’s Dairy Bar (Scotsburn ice cream will always be my favourite!)

On our way to the beach one afternoon, we took a slight detour to Lismore Sheep Farm.  It’s nestled amongst the hills of River John.  It is a working sheep farm, wool and gift shop.  With a trip there, you will not be disappointed!


To the left of the shop there is a barn with a great interactive display.
My kids loved going in and petting the sheep, a highland calf, checking out the border collie puppies (our own border collie puppy had to wait patiently in the car!), and looking at the wool displays.


While they played, I got to explore the shop.  So much colour!


They carried local yarns, along with other Canadian brands as well.


Lots of unique gifts


And I can’t forget the Crochet hooks and accessories by The River John Needle Company.  I had to pick a hook up!


Their products are made out of birch tree wood.  It’s smooth, and light.  I’ve been using mine almost non stop since coming home! The other accessory I couldn’t resist was a shawl pin.  So, guess what, there may be another shawl design in the works soon!


Overall it was a great visit! And if you’re ever in Nova Scotia, well with the drive out!