Introducing my Grandson! – A good excuse to knit and crochet!

For the last eight months, I have been knitting and crocheting like a fiend for one very good reason… my daughter told me she was expecting her first child, and my first grandchild. What better excuse is there? It was that flurry of activity that gave rise to this blog. So many friends were interested…

Eco-Tawashi: How to crochet a cotton scrubby

What is an eco-tawashi? Tawashis are a Japanese style of scrubbing brush for wet cleaning. They can be made of plastic, hemp, wire or any number of materials. I recently figured out how to make eco-tawashis which are made of 100% cotton and are absolutely brilliant for doing dishes. They are also good for cleaning…

Homemade Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes for One

One of my favourite weekend treats is the Saturday morning cooked breakfast, and one of my favourite cooked breakfasts is homemade buttermilk blueberry pancakes! Yummy! The problem is, I’m a single gal, the kids are all grown up and out of the house, and my dogs shouldn’t eat human food. Most recipes make enough pancakes…