Category Archives: inspiration

Streamline Moderne

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know about my interest in architecture. One area of Art Deco architecture that I haven’t explored (or photographed) much is Streamline Moderne. There have been a couple, including the … Continue reading

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Visit to the Marine Building

This year I got to check something big off my Art Deco building bucket list: the Marine Building in Vancouver, British Columbia. I talked about this beauty back when I released my Marine Building shawl, but I only showed one little … Continue reading

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#FallShawlKAL2017

I posted on Instagram about the #FallShawlKAL2017 a while back. It’s going on until the middle of October. There are weekly themes and prizes! Now that I’m back from family vacation I thought I’d tell you a little more and tempt … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL 2017: Echinacea and prizes

July is less than 2 weeks away, and I’m afraid I’ve been running a little later than usual on my annual Tour de France Knit Along (TdFKAL) preparation, but I’m close! The pattern has been edited. Two samples have been … Continue reading

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Prism

Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 11 came out today, and I’ve got a cowl/stole pattern included: Prism. I’ve been working on reversible lace patterns for a few years, exploring different ideas. I love making something that you can’t put on the … Continue reading

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Doors Open Ottawa 2017

This past weekend I went out to a couple of the Doors Open Ottawa venues with my daughter and got my architectural fix. First off we went to St. Matthew’s Church in the Glebe. This church has been on my … Continue reading

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Daisies – what my friends did with them

When I was knitting my Daisy Hat and Daisy Mittens I had quite a few people volunteer to test knit for me. It’s always fun for me to see what other people do with the pattern, and with this one … Continue reading

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Hockey knitting

My husband and I have long been Ottawa Senators fans. Sometimes we’ve had full season ticket, sometimes we’ve had smaller packages of games, and sometimes we haven’t gone much (especially as the kids have been getting older). I’m not even sure that … Continue reading

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Let the yarn shine

Sometimes I like to come up with something fancy and complicated. Other times I like making a simple knit that shows off the yarn. When I was swatching for Impressionist Stripes, I was going for something simple that would let the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

It’s 2017, and I’m sure I meant to blog last month, but December got away from me. I was working right up to the 23rd, leaving town on the 24th for a family visit, and knitting away on a deadline … Continue reading

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