Author Archives: sandi

About sandi

Knitter. Spinner. UFO wrangler. Sometime bead artist and weaver. 3 cats, 1 dog, 1 spouse, 1 crazy life.

Rhinebeck: All the Everythings

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in the eighth decade of the last century, shepherds in Duchess County, NY, gathered at the local fairgrounds to buy and sell ewes, with an eye towards enhancing their breeding lines. Three decades later, … Continue reading

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Joy comes after

It’s been really tough coming  up with something to write about after that last post. I didn’t want to just go on with knitting progress reports and gushing over this new fibre or that new spindle; that seemed too disrespectful. … Continue reading

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RIP Buddy Wiseheart

So much love, my three-legged companion; So brave, so joyful, so much happy devotion, You were truly much more than This woman’s best friend. Buddy “Dog Star” Wiseheart Fall 2004/Winter 2005  -to-  August 25, 2015 We loved you. You loved … Continue reading

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Progress Report: All the Things

We are The People of the Box these days. We unpack, and the pile does not get any smaller. We unpack yet again, and still the mountain looms large, even when the basement door is closed. We are Doomed. I … Continue reading

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in which wiseheart still knits

It’s true. Fortunately, I have proof: Hm. Not the best model, perhaps; she does tend to have An Attitude. Plus, methinks she is getting ready to shred that lovely yarn to pieces. Jen worked hard to dye that yarn. Shredded … Continue reading

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Live from Orangeville, Ontario!

Hello, there. Me again. I’ve been working on a post for you for the past few weeks—struggling with it, editing and re-editing, really taking it to the mat to show who’s boss. I finally got the darn thing done, complete … Continue reading


What news heareth thee, pray tell?

Today is the first day since early November that I have been able to walk outside in short sleeves, no sweater or coat needed. It’s in the mid-forties Farenheit, but to most of the GTA, it feels as though Spring … Continue reading