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Variations on a theme

First, I have to show you this postcard that my Aunt Viv sent me from England: One more week to go until the Tour de France! Yes, they’re getting all excited over there about the start of the tour being … Continue reading

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Getting ready for my Tour de France KAL

The Tour de France starts early this year: June 30th. I’m keenly aware of that as I knit up a storm on this year’s Tour de France Knit Along (KAL) pattern. This will be the third year I’ve run a … Continue reading

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My knitting year in review

This year was a fun and productive one for my knitting. Selling the house & moving in the middle of the year put a little added pressure on meeting my deadlines, but it all worked out. First I came out … Continue reading

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new hat: Weeping Willow

As some people noticed, the new Knitty came out this past Tuesday and I have a pattern in it. What a thrill! This is my double knit Weeping Willow hat: It takes just two 50g skeins of DK weight yarn in … Continue reading

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Shawl finished, now what?

I did manage to block the green store sample Eiffel Tower Shawl. It’s gone off to the store. My own Eiffel Tower Shawl is currently soaking in my sink upstairs, so it should be blocked today and dry tomorrow. I’m … Continue reading

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Bye bye 2010

Looking back on 2010, I can’t quite believe how much I got done in the wool-related part of my life. Despite having the house on the market for half the year, I kicked out these patterns: (Eiffel Tower Shawl, Diamond … Continue reading

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A Christmas present for you!

This year I’ve been wearing a scarf that I found when unpacking the warm woolies. It’s got to be at least 6 years old, since I am sure I knit it pre-kids. It’s fairly simple, basically Feather & Fan without … Continue reading

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It’s amazing how much knitting you can get done in a weekend when you don’t have to cook, clean, or do anything other than eat or knit! I went down to Gananoque a week ago with 2 skeins of blue … Continue reading

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Strand of Pearls – pre-release sale

I’ve been knitting, blocking, measuring, writing, and working with the test knitters to get the Strand of Pearls scarf ready. This elegant scarf is mainly in garter stitch, with a lace edging of “pearls” that start small, increase in size … Continue reading

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What to call the stash

I was musing on my way home about the different expressions for groups of animals. You know: a flock of sheep, a murder of crows, a pride of lions, etc. This made me wonder what name you’d give to a … Continue reading

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