Monthly Archives: July 2013

Saturday spinning update: copper

I finally worked up the courage to take a go at spinning the amazing silk I bought from Briar Rose at Knitting Camp. It’s matching my goal almost exactly. I’ve got very fine singles and when I let them curl back … Continue reading

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Doggerland – a fantastic ebook by Karina Westermann

I heard about Karina Westermann’s Doggerland book when I was listening to the Caithness Craft Collective podcast and I was immediately intrigued. The full title of the book is Doggerland: Knits from a Lost Landscape. For those not already in the … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: spindle spun

This week I finally finished up a spindle spinning project that had been going on for a few months. I split a bag of odds & ends from Into The Whirled into the various colour components and bundled them up … Continue reading

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Knitting Camp: what I brought home

I did manage to find a few items to bring back home from Knitting Camp. The star of the bunch for me is this ginormous book: Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island: A Needlework Tradition from Estonia. It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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Knitting Camp

I’m just back from an amazing road trip to Marshfield, Wisconsin. I went to Knitting Camp (the 2.75 camp) with Debbie Wilson and I had a blast. One problem with Marshfield, though, is that it is so very far from Ottawa. … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: remote update!

I did make good on my plan to finish up the Sweet Georgia Yarns superwash merino (Pomegranate). The singles were beautiful and I wound them up: Then I plied them and wound them up again to ply again for a … Continue reading

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More Ontario Art Deco

So last week when I went to Guelph for my mother’s birthday, I still kept my eyes open. First of all, I had intentionally planned to take some photos of the lovely Dominion Public Building in downtown Guelph. It has … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: Tour de Fleece

I’m participating somewhat erratically during this year’s Tour de Fleece, but I’ve been back at the wheel since Thursday and I’ve spun up a good portion of the Sweet Georgia superwash merino that I picked out last week. I didn’t … Continue reading

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My own time trial knitting

Everyone’s off busily working on their Père Lachaise shawls in my Ravelry group. I’m loving watching the progress (along with the Tour de France) and nobody seems to be having too much trouble, which is good. In the mean time, … Continue reading

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