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Another deco design: Empire State Gloves

I have a thing for Art Deco Architecture. I’ve already done designs based on the Chrysler Building and the Eiffel Tower, so it was probably inevitable that I would love the latest design from Stephanie Earp of Van Der Rock … Continue reading

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What it is to be beautiful

This phrase is still stuck in my head from a university philosophy lecture. Beauty is something I search for as an inspiration for my knitting patterns. I am still on an Art Deco kick, and I thought I’d share some … Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower Shawl KAL podium

Somehow I thought I’d get a chance to blog more during July, but between watching the Tour de France at night, keeping up with the Ravelry KAL and associated inquiries, and trying to sell the house, it just didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower Shawl / Tour de France KAL contest starts July 3

Great news! The Eiffel Tower Shawl pattern is now up for sale on Ravelry. $6 USD Better news? The Tour de France starts this Saturday, July 3rd and with it the knitalong (KAL) contest for the Eiffel Tower Shawl. I’ve … Continue reading

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July contest preview

I’m anticipating 2 things in July: the release of my Eiffel Tower Shawl (see below) on or before July 1st and the start of the Tour de France (July 3rd). I thought I’d combine the two for a fun and … Continue reading

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Return of the knitting mojo

Now that I’ve got the knitting mojo back in action, I’m actively working on my next pattern. It’s based on another Art Deco building – in fact another building that was the tallest structure for a while: the Eiffel Tower. … Continue reading

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Congratulations on your Gold Medal!

Today is the last day of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. It’s also the last day of the Ravelympics and the Knitting Olympics. Today I’m writing to celebrate the gold medal that Sue, aka soxchik won because it’s dear to … Continue reading

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It's a small world

In the world of my secret project things are rushing along. I’m finalizing the last few things & fixing up the pattern. I can’t believe how easy Ravelry and the Free Pattern Testers group are making my life. Despite not … Continue reading

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Donation made to MSF!

Thanks to all who bought the Chrysler Crown Shawl pattern in January, I was able to make a $75 donation to Médecins Sans Frontières Canada. Just to be really open & clear about this, here’s a shot of part of … Continue reading

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Ravelry and Help for Haiti

For the knitters out there who are already Ravelry members, there are a large number of designs (over 40 pages of them now) where the designers have pledged at least a portion of the sale towards help for Haiti. Please … Continue reading

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