Monthly Archives: May 2013

My Toronto Art Deco Trip – part 3

(continuing on from┬ápart 1 and part 2 of my trip to Toronto) I last left you on University Ave. in Toronto. At this point, according to my notes, I was supposed to proceed south on the subway. The weather was … Continue reading

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My Toronto Art Deco Trip – part 2

(continuing on from part 1 of my trip to Toronto) It was just before 7:00 am and I was at Maple Leaf Gardens. Built in just under 6 months in 1931, it was ready for the start of the hockey … Continue reading

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My Toronto Art Deco trip – part 1

This past Saturday I did something a little bit crazy: I took a 25 hour trip to Toronto and back to take pictures of Art Deco buildings and to visit the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant during Doors Open Toronto. … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: plying and spinning

I didn’t find a whole lot of time this week to spin, but I did manage to get a couple of things done. First, I took the singles from last week’s batt and wound them up in preparation for turning … Continue reading

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Half done the challenge

I wasn’t sure, when I started this pattern, whether or not I’d make a pair of gloves. Now that I’ve finished the first one and it sort of fits, it seems to need a mate. This is the front & … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: change the question

I had a Calculus professor whose problem-solving method inspired my spinning this week. When something he was demonstrating on the board got a little out of hand, he’d change the question to make the answer simpler. This week I spun … Continue reading

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Reward for good behaviour

Since things are moving along so well on my knitting items with deadlines, I started a little something else. This is the beginning of the left glove of Aino’s Gloves from Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush. It’s a … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: I’ve got nothing

I’ve been so preoccupied with knitting this week (see below) that I haven’t done any spinning at all. Since I’ve hit my target for knitting, I can take a bit of a breather. I’m hoping for some serious spinning, but … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL preparation

It might seem premature, but I’m gearing up for my fourth annual Tour de France Knit Along (KAL). Each year I come up with a shawl design that has some inspiration taken from France. I put up some lovely prizes … Continue reading

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Quiet walks in the woods

One of the things I’d been anticipating about spring was walking in my local woods. It’s too bad that spring took so long to get around to giving us nice weather this year! Last week I finally got out in … Continue reading

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