Monthly Archives: February 2014

Olympic gold!

The Olympic medal count for Canada seems to have been increasing at an amazing rate, although some of the games have made me rather nervous. There’s still more heart-stopping hockey to come. Here at home I’ve finished my knitting and … Continue reading

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Downtown Ottawa Art Deco

A couple of weeks ago I used a lunch outing as an excuse to go check out a building in downtown Ottawa I’d been meaning to visit: 109 Bank St. This building was originally built for Ottawa Hydro back in … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: skein of Spelsau

The Spelsau is finally finished. I’ve got about 315 yards now in around 100g. It has extremely long colour runs because I was enjoying spinning it so much I couldn’t really bear to break it into smaller chunks. I’m not … Continue reading

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Olympic sidetrack

I started off the Olympics planning to knit the┬áScatness Tam from Kate Davies. It went so well at the beginning that I was afraid I’d be done too quickly. This fear allowed me to succumb to the call of the … Continue reading

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Olympic update: in the fun bit!

I cast on my Scatness Tam on Friday while watching the opening ceremonies. I chose a purple sock yarn (shown in the middle) for the inner brim. I thought it went well with the colours of the hat: On Saturday … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: aaahhh, colour

I have been working on some Spelsau from Southern Cross Fibre: This stuff almost spins itself! I am finding it a whole lot like spinning Shetland. It’s great stuff. I’m planning on chain-plying and perhaps it’ll end up as some … Continue reading

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Olympics: resolving my internal conflicts

The flurries of ongoing issues around the Sochi Olympics and the state of the treatment of LGBT in Russia have left me feeling a little “meh” about the Olympics. Luckily today I saw that Bristol Ivy has put together an … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: lovely laceweight

I finally finished spinning up the North Ronaldsay. Those are the hardy sheep that live in the Orkneys and spend a portion of the year eating mostly seaweed. When I wound up the singles I wasn’t even sure that I … Continue reading

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