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Tour de France KAL underway – more prizes!

We are now 2 days into the Tour de France and my annual KAL. I’ve sent out one pattern correction (sorry about that), and I need to tell you about some wonderful new prizes that have arrived. Details for how … Continue reading

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Marie Curie KAL Prizes

Last week I introduced the Marie Curie shawl, the subject of my Tour de France KAL this year. Now it’s time for the prizes! I’ve updated my Ravelry rules/prizes thread with pictures of the prizes that I’ve got/chosen so far, … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL: Marie Curie shawl

As I mentioned before, the Tour de France is coming in July, and I’m going to be running my 9th annual Tour de France Knit Along (TdF KAL) at that time. Starting on July 7th and running until July 29th, … Continue reading

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More preparation: Festival Twist!

So last time I talked about preparation for the Tour de France KAL (pictures to come soon). Another load of preparation on my plate is for this August’s Festival Twist. I’m teaching 3 courses at Twist, and I’m putting the finishing … Continue reading

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Tour de France preparation: inspiration

July 2018 will mark my 9th year of running a Knit Along (KAL) during the Tour de France. It all started out in 2010 with the Eiffel Tower Shawl, and every year since I’ve created a new shawl pattern inspired … Continue reading

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New year, new pattern: Cowl Necklace

So I really meant to blog last December, honestly I did. I went from a fabulous 5 day knitting retreat in early November to holiday preparation. Then I had the brilliant idea of doing an Advent Ornament KALendar. While it … Continue reading

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Indie Design Giftalong – part 4 of 4

Continuing on from part 3, here’s the last set of my favourite designs available for 25% off in this year’s Ravelry Indie Design Giftalong. Golden Valley by Bonnie Sennott Spring in Her Path by Mary Annarella Elan Hat by Triona Murphy Gnomeland Security by … Continue reading

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Indie Design Giftalong – part 2 of 4

As I mentioned in part 1, there are tons of patterns on sale from hundreds of designers. The sale (with code giftalong2017) ends on Nov. 28th, 2017. Here is my second set of of patterns that have caught my eye: … Continue reading

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Indie Designer Giftalong – part 1 of 4!

The Indie Designer Giftalong is on again on Ravelry! This is the annual event that starts with a week-long pattern sale and continues with a knitalong that runs until the end of the year. During the KAL, you can make … Continue reading

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Looking back at Rhinebeck 2017

I went back to Rhinebeck again last weekend for my 8th trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Note to self for next time: enunciate more clearly when telling the border guard why I’m going. What beautiful weather … Continue reading

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