Monthly Archives: November 2012


Earlier this month I visited Merrickville with Yvonne and Francine. view from our parking spot in Merrickville Our goal was simple: to visit Unraveled, a lovely new-to-me yarn store. Beckie is now carrying my patterns and I wanted to tell you a … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: gradient bliss

This week I managed to chain ply the first 3 oz braid of my gradient BFL/silk from Turtlepurl. It started out as two matching braids that can be spun into gradient yarn. I’ve chosen to chain ply each braid. I … Continue reading

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My current knitting life

I feel like I’ve had very little in the way of knitting to show you lately, and that’s because I’ve been working on a variety of secret projects for later publication. I have done some other knitting, though. I did … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: at long last

Back in July I began spinning this green merino in a park in Paris. That was a good start. It’s Corgi Hill Farm 15.5 micron merino and it was unbelievably soft. Since I spindle spun this braid it took a … Continue reading

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A weekend with friends

Almost two weeks ago I went to Gananoque for the Needlers’ Retreat. Here’s what it looked like when I showed up: It’s a relaxing place. On Friday night everyone gathered upstairs for a chat. I see some of these folks … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: progress

Last weekend I had a lovely time at a knitting retreat. I’ve been so busy this week that I haven’t really had a moment to digest it all and tell you about it, but it’ll come. One of the things … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: so this is what you do

On Monday my part time contract position ended for the moment. Between that and the fact that my design swatches are stalled I got a whole lot of spinning accomplished this week. First, I took the two little balls of … Continue reading

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A little Hallowe’en story

Here’s a little book that my daughter spontaneously created for Hallowe’en: The Pumpkin Gets Huge! One day a woman went out and bought a pumpkin. She brought it home. And the pumpkin… Started to grow! And when she woke up, it was … Continue reading

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