Monthly Archives: November 2015

November Canadian Art Deco Knits yarnies: Fleece Artist and Handmaiden Fine Yarn

My November pattern, the Aldred Mittens, used Canadian yarn from two sister companies: Fleece Artist and Handmaiden Fine Yarn. It’s not really a surprise to me that I had appropriate yarn from them in my stash to knit with! These … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: Crochet

At last I’ve reached my final post of my favourites from the Indie GAL sale. These patterns & thousands more are on sale on Ravelry until Friday Nov. 27 at 11:59 EST. Use the coupon code giftalong2015. I can’t really … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: Home/Toy/Miscellaneous

I’m almost done with the blog posts of my picks for the Indie GAL. I’ve got one more post for tomorrow. Tonight it’s about items for the home, toys, and other miscellaneous patterns. Again, these patterns are all 25% off … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: baby and kid knits

There are many designs appropriate for kids. Looking through them for me was kind of like visiting a store with clothes for tiny people: I wish I had little tiny people to knit for. Dasher by Ann Kingstone (c) Susan … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: patterns for hands

Here in Ottawa it’s been getting colder. I peeked in my work bag last week looking for my fingerless mitts to use at the office and discovered that I had 3 different sets of hand knits for hands with me: … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: socks

I’m continuing with my picks from the various categories of patterns involved in the Indie Design GAL on Ravelry. All patterns are 25% off until Fri. Nov. 27 at 11:59pm EST with the coupon code giftalong2015. This morning’s picks are … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: Sweaters

This morning was about shawls. Tonight I’m¬†moving on to sweaters. Perhaps you’ll find what it is that you’re looking to make next. Remember, these patterns are part of the sale on Ravelry until Friday @ 11:59pm EST with the coupon … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: Shawls & stoles

There are not enough days between now & the end of the Indie Design GAL to deal with each of the different categories, so I’m going to double up posts – one in the morning, one in the evening. This … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update plus GAL cowl/scarf suggestions

I managed to power through the rest of my Loop bump this week, watching the colours change:   At some point I’m going to have to start plying! Perhaps this week, although the calendar is starting to fill up. I … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: Hat faves

There are *thousands* of patterns up for 25% off in the 2015 Ravelry Indie Gift-A-Long. How on earth can you find what you want? Well there are a few ways. 1) Use the search functionality on Ravelry¬†The fabulous organizers of … Continue reading

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