Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dec. 1st: World Aids Day fundraiser

Steven over at Bitches Get Stitches is doing a knit-tastic fundraiser for World Aids Day. Head on over now to look at the fabulous list of 25 prizes (one of which includes a skein of handspun from yours truly). And … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: one out of two will do

Last week I was in the middle of some turquoise spinning and I had a bobbin full of an Into the Whirled Falkland batt. ¬†Although the turquoise spinning has seen very little progress, I n-plied, washed, and wound the batt. … Continue reading

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Even more inspiration

I like e-books, really I do, but there’s still something wonderful about having a real book in your hands. I ordered Extreme Double-Knitting by Alasdair Post-Quinn (from Cooperative Press) a while back. I’ve had the e-book for a while, but … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: lots of progress

I’ve been doing a fair bit of spinning on my Louet Julia this last week. First, I plied up the remaining 2 colours of blueberry Cupcake singles. It looked like I had a lot left, and apparently I did. Voila, … Continue reading

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A finished object!

Today, I have a new finished object. It’s also the most recently started object, but at least it’s already done. Yes, it’s another Weeping Willow hat, this time for my husband (although I can wear it if he decides he … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: plying!

I’m sure you’re reading because you’re totally anxious to find out how the plying of last week’s purple singles. Of course I’m going to show you how it worked out. Here’s how it looked after I finished plying: And here’s … Continue reading

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New pattern: Deco Raindrop Scarf

I present to you my Deco Raindrop Scarf. This scarf is knit from a provisional cast on in the middle out to the beaded lace ends. The body is a simple 2 row repeat, but the decorative ends make it … Continue reading

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An inspirational weekend

I had a lovely weekend away at the Needlers’ Retreat in Gananoque. Glen House always has plenty of good food, and that didn’t change. We had 3 instructors. Mary Pat McDonald gave us homework (boo), but then ¬†we used our … Continue reading

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Ready to ply

It’s Thursday night and here’s where my spinning from the week sits: I’m ready to ply my 6 ounces of Blueberry Time Cupcakes. It’s late. I’m going to the weekend knitting retreat tomorrow morning. Do I ply now & lose … Continue reading

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