Monthly Archives: April 2012

Done frolicking!

I’ve just returned from a lovely quick trip to Toronto for the DKC Knitter’s Frolic. I was helping out Debbie Wilson of Sheeps Ahoy. Here’s what the booth looked like just before the knitters ran in (yes, ran in): (note … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update – Targhee

This week I’ve been working on a braid of Targhee from Into The Whirled. (Look!┬áITW is having a shop update today!) I split it in half and weighed it, intending on spinning a 2 ply. The singles were nice and … Continue reading

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Dyer to the rescue!

Remember how I had about 200g of handspun that I wasn’t too thrilled with? A couple of weeks ago I handed it over to my friend Yvonne of Yvieknits Yarns and I got it back tonight. It’s a lovely green … Continue reading

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Planning to knit

I’m having trouble actually knitting because I’m overwhelmed with all the knitting planning: – need to prep a sock leg for upcoming Cat Bordhi class – what yarn? – need to find yarn & needles of appropriate weights for other … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: straight from the sheep

This past Monday the Ottawa Knitting Guild had Pam & Elwood from Rare Breeds Canada as guest speakers. The talk, sheep pictures & questions were interesting. They also brought yarn. And smelly fleeces in feed bags. I managed to pinch … Continue reading

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Peeves + knitting news

I’ve been a little annoyed this week at various points, so I thought I could cleanse the feelings by sharing some of my pet peeves with you. Sink strainers: they’re there for a reason, people. Turn it one way, it … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: slow clean up, part 2

I recently received a little memory stick containing this book: Why? I’ve got some lovely supported spindles & I lack the knowledge of exactly what to do with them. Susan (fleegle) has spent a lot of time putting together a … Continue reading

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Not the quickest way to clean up (part 1)

This past weekend I was working my way through the house tidying some stuff up and putting it away. I tackled the table that’s beside the chair I knit in. That’s where my knitting stuff on the go gets piled. … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: Sweet Georgia

Last September when I got my wheel (at Just Knitting in Carleton Place) I also got some lovely SweetGeorgia superwash merino to spin up. This week’s braid was Stella: Lovely, no? I divided it up into 4 equal amounts. The … Continue reading

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Precious little knitting

It really feels like I’m not making much progress in the way of knitting. I’m working full time and my creativity feels limited. I’m feeling a little stifled. I know that’ll change soon. I’ve only got about another month of … Continue reading

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