Category Archives: Art Deco

Saturday knitting update

This winter has been awfully long – or at least it felt that way. My work changed in January which meant a small additional amount of driving. Between that extra time and the extra time I put in to try … Continue reading

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Commerce Court North: so many things to see!

Ages ago I started telling you about my Toronto trip last year. I started out at the old Stock Exchange. I then moved on to Commerce Court North. I showed a few pictures of this building a few years ago, but … Continue reading

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My knitting companion: Poirot

I’ve been knitting so much this last week that I haven’t spent any time at all with my spinning wheel. Hopefully that’ll change soon. I’ve been working on a deadline knit and I finally cast off last night. What’s been keeping … Continue reading

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Suburban Station Hat & Mittens: the design process

This week I put out a new hat & mitten set. The Suburban Station Hat & Mittens are inspired by a railway station in Philadelphia. (c) Lucius Kwok, under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license This was one of those designs … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I really didn’t mean to go silent for a month. I’ve been having some much-needed relaxation time over the holidays and now I’m starting 2016 charged up and ready to go. The first thing that I want to do on … Continue reading

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Canadian Art Deco Knits: Lyle Owl Pillow

December’s Art Deco pattern is something for the home. The Lyle Owl Pillow is a stranded pillow worked seamlessly from the bottom up and then grafted closed over a pillow form. This charming owl was inspired by the ones looking … Continue reading

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A quick trip for inspiration

Earlier this year I made a quickly-planned trip to Toronto on the train. I went down and back on a Saturday for the Doors Open event, where all kinds of buildings are open to the public. My main targets were the … Continue reading

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November’s Canadian Art Deco pattern: Aldred Mittens

On my trip to Montréal last year I had a map printed out with all of the buildings that I wanted to see marked on it. I even had a colour code so that if I was running short on … Continue reading

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October’s Canadian Art Deco Knits pattern and Songlines Collection winner

October’s Canadian Art Deco Knits pattern is the Chandelier Hat. This double knit hat was inspired by the beautiful large chandeliers in the Supreme Court of Canada. From the outside, the Supreme Court fits in with the other copper-roofed Chateau-style … Continue reading

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September’s Yarnie: Shelridge Yarns

Back in May, I used the Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Lace for my Time is Money shawl. In September I have used the fingering weight Soft Touch Ultra Solids for my colourwork cowl: Marble Floor Cowl. I knew that with Shelridge’s 50g skeins … Continue reading

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