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Indie Design Giftalong – part 3 of 4

Continuing on from part 2, here’s the 3rd set of 12 patterns that caught my eye in this year’s Indie Design Giftalong. They’re on sale on Ravelry with code giftalong2017 until the end of day (Eastern time zone) on Nov. … Continue reading

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Indie GAL: Home/Toy/Miscellaneous

I’m almost done with the blog posts of my picks for the Indie GAL. I’ve got one more post for tomorrow. Tonight it’s about items for the home, toys, and other miscellaneous patterns. Again, these patterns are all 25% off … Continue reading

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Vendredi

I was preparing to write a blog post as today’s news about the tragedy in Paris came in. I can’t go on with what I was going to write, so here are some images of Paris instead. My thoughts are … Continue reading

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The Tour de France is coming!

I am always looking forward to the Tour de France. This is the 6th year I’ll be running a Tour de France KAL with a pattern inspired by some aspect of France. This year’s subject is the Labrouste reading room … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update

I’m back spinning again this week, and it’s still feeling good. I’ve got the nerve to start in on some wool¬†that I have plans for. A little while ago David at Southern Cross Fibre came up with some lovely colours … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update

After doing a very skinny 4 ply yarn last week, I decided to pick out something from the stash that would spin up a little more quickly. I chose a bag of Polwarth/Silk from Southern Cross Fibre. I know from … Continue reading

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Olympics: resolving my internal conflicts

The flurries of ongoing issues around the Sochi Olympics and the state of the treatment of LGBT in Russia have left me feeling a little “meh” about the Olympics. Luckily today I saw that Bristol Ivy has put together an … Continue reading

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Knitting Camp

I’m just back from an amazing road trip to Marshfield, Wisconsin. I went to¬†Knitting Camp (the 2.75 camp) with Debbie Wilson and I had a blast. One problem with Marshfield, though, is that it is so very far from Ottawa. … Continue reading

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My Toronto Art Deco Trip – part 2

(continuing on from part 1 of my trip to Toronto) It was just before 7:00 am and I was at Maple Leaf Gardens. Built in just under 6 months in 1931, it was ready for the start of the hockey … Continue reading

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Finally about the Frolic

I fully intended to write this post last week. I had the best of intentions. The week started with a 5 hour long meeting for Ron & I to choose everything for the new house. Once that was over I … Continue reading

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