Mostly Off topic

I usually keep pretty strictly to rughooking on this blog….but this time is an exception. My son’s girlfriend has just completed her MA in Biomedical Toxicology, and as you can imagine, has been ensconced in a lab, and papers for several months. To celebrate her school completion, they have embarked on a cross Canada camping trip for a month….and had a wee time with us before taking off.

Elyse had expressed a desire to learn to knit….so Friday afternoon, while our son finished the last few preparations, we sat down to the task. I covered the basics, knit, purl, cast on , cast off, and away she went.


Talk about enthusiastic! This was taken Saturday morning about 6:30 am, standing in the kitchen waiting to leave! (notice how well she’s already controlling the tension with her right hand) I’m so proud of her.


Checking to make sure all is well….she is a natural…the tension is even, and there are no dropped or added stitches. Lucky lady…she can knit in the car. ( I would be car sick in an instant) so she’ll have plenty of time to knit as they wend their way to the west coast.


Two of my favourite people heading out the door for a wonderful adventure……I, on the other hand, have not accomplished nearly as much whipping as I had hoped. I think someone added an extra mile around the edge of my hall runner….

I did however find a wonderful alternative to a million pins holding the backing and binding ribbon in place.


My sister purchased these little clamps for quilting, and offered them to me when I complained about the pins being a nuisance ….pricking , and falling out of such a large piece when it is moved or rolled up .


They work perfectly….I love them, and plan to get some for myself.

Now it’s packing and preparing for a wonderful September camping trip. This is my kind of weather!

4 thoughts on “Mostly Off topic

  1. Hi Liz. Just wondering where your sister found these little clips. I quilt a lot to and would like to buy them. Thanks for any help. Hope your son and friend have a great trip.

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