Tag Archives: Indigodragonfly

Olympic sidetrack

I started off the Olympics planning to knit the Scatness Tam from Kate Davies. It went so well at the beginning that I was afraid I’d be done too quickly. This fear allowed me to succumb to the call of the … Continue reading

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Olympic update: in the fun bit!

I cast on my Scatness Tam on Friday while watching the opening ceremonies. I chose a purple sock yarn (shown in the middle) for the inner brim. I thought it went well with the colours of the hat: On Saturday … Continue reading

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Père Lachaise shawl revealed

One of the things that I wanted to do in taking pictures of the Père Lachaise shawl was to try to recapture the feeling that I had when I was at the cemetery. It was a fairly warm and humid … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL preparation

It might seem premature, but I’m gearing up for my fourth annual Tour de France Knit Along (KAL). Each year I come up with a shawl design that has some inspiration taken from France. I put up some lovely prizes … Continue reading

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Wrapped Ribs Scarf & Cowl

Surprise! I’ve got a little treat for you. I’ve been working on this simple reversible scarf/cowl pattern for what seems like far too long and I’m sharing it with you, my readers, for free until the end of October. Just go … Continue reading

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Twist!

I had a wonderful time on Sunday at the Twist Fibre Festival. It was a bit of a hike to Saint-André-Avellin, but the weather was beautiful. First thing in the morning (ok, more like 9am) the roads were clear. I … Continue reading

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We have a winner!

I gathered all the limerick contest entrants from the blog comments, the Ravelry group & Twitter and put everyone in a spreadsheet. I used random.org to generate an appropriate winner and the lucky entrant (at the very end!) was Rachelle, … Continue reading

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Want yarn? Write a limerick!

There once was a knitter named Natalie Who in March declared quite battily, “Write about Irish Pride Or The Princess Bride If you want yarn Kim dyed up so nattily.” Perhaps you’re getting the picture now! In my last post … Continue reading

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Clover Shawl – and an upcoming yarn giveaway

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s the Clover Shawl: With a lucky four-leafed clover at the middle, this pattern can sprout into a V-shaped, square or rectangular shawl depending on which instructions you follow. As usual, this pattern … Continue reading

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Finished!

I was so determined to finish up my shawl that I stayed up way later than I did on New Year’s Eve to knit & block it. My Clover Shawl dried by 8am (thanks to the fan) and I wore … Continue reading

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