Category Archives: knitting

Indie Design Gift Along – shawls

It’s time for some knitting fun! There are over 300 designers on Ravelry participating in the Indie Design Gift Along (Indie GAL), which is all about a gigantic sale and an even more gigantic knit along. Part 1: 25% off … Continue reading

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Cosmic Dust

Cosmic Dust is my latest new pattern with beads. It’s a completely reversible skinny triangular shawl and it takes advantage of the fact that the yarn gradually changes from one colour to another. This idea was inspired by this colour-changing yarn itself. I … Continue reading

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Beach Pebbles

Beach Pebbles is a shawl idea I’ve had in mind since a trip to PEI in the summer of 2015. Watching the waves bring in pebbles and shells was very calming, and I loved the little V’s of water that appeared … Continue reading

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Dragon Cuffs

I am pleased to be able to share my newest little pattern with you. Dragon Cuffs are a quick whimsical knit. They look great, they keep you warm, and they work up quickly with a small amount of worsted weight yarn. … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck 2016

I have been lucky enough to attend my 7th New York Sheep & Wool Festival in a row. Sarah & I drove down to Red Hook on Friday and found our accommodations: a little carriage house and met Steve, the … Continue reading

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Back from vacation!

I took a bit of an unplanned vacation from the blog. It turns out that between work and multiple trips for family vacation I just didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with the blog. I’ve been knitting … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL: Winners

The Tour de France finally wrapped up on Sunday. Despite the wipeouts and broken bones, it set a record for the most amount of finishers. I really enjoyed the photo finishes and I was happy to see Mark Cavendish get a few … Continue reading

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Le grand départ: Tour de France KAL

Just as the Tour de France (and my Tour de France KAL) is kicking off, my final Gavrinis is off the needles. This rectangular version was made with almost all of a skein of Posh Yarn Sylvia Lace (871yds/800m used) … Continue reading

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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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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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