Category Archives: inspiration

New & interesting: Urban Knit Collection by Kyle Kunnecke

Over the last while on Ravelry I’ve noticed some interesting new designs popping up. Then I realized that they were all part of the same book! The Urban Knit Collection (ebook here) from Kyle Kunnecke is a new Interweave book that’s got … Continue reading

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A trip to France

Late in May I surfaced from what felt like a fog due to lack of sleep and tried to find out when the Doors Open Ottawa event was. It’s the one weekend a year when buildings, many not usually accessible, are … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL: Gavrinis

Last week I showed you some of the carvings at Gavrinis that inspired this year’s Tour de France KAL shawl: And here’s the shawl Gavrinis. I knit this large semicircle with about 3.7 skeins of Loðband Einband from Istex (~910yds/832m). It’s … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL preview: a look at the past and the prizes

It’s June. In two and a half weeks the Tour de France begins, and with it my annual shawl KAL. Every July since 2010 I’ve created a shawl pattern inspired by something French, and this year is no different. My past inspirations … Continue reading

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“This Thing of Paper” from Karie Westermann

Welcome to the blog tour for Karie Westermann‘s upcoming book, This Thing of Paper. Thanks to the link over here from Meg Roper, the previous stop on the tour. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explain why I’m so interested in this project. … Continue reading

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Canadian Art Deco Knits is printed and available!

I’m excited to report that almost a month ago I received printed copies of Canadian Art Deco Knits. This is the end of a years-long journey and it’s thrilling to finally have it in my hands. Now you can get … Continue reading

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Lucky Number Shawl

It’s time to reveal the second pattern in my Lace Revelations collection. The Lucky Number Shawl is a top-down shawl with rectangular lace sections in the front and back divided by triangles of seed stitch. This construction means that it … Continue reading

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For the Bees

Remember those little balls of yarn I showed you? Well this week I’ve released the first pattern in the Lace Revelations collection. The bronze ball was the one from the first design. Here’s For the Bees: For the Bees is a … Continue reading

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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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