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Tower of happy

November 5th, 2010 No Comments

Happiness is a tower of stitch markers. And beautifully multi-coloured. Edited: hmmm apparently all my photos are currently upside down. Oh well. To be fixed when I have better Internet connection than my phone.


Knitting cowl inside out

October 14th, 2010 No Comments

This is my first attempt to blog from my iphone. Right now I am sitting at the end of a work day with tv and some knitting. It’s getting quite cold and I am hoping to be able finish it to wear this winter. There should be a matching hat in the future but let’s [...]

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Really Twisted Flowers

September 12th, 2010 No Comments

Pattern: Twisted Flower Sock by Cookie a. Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Turner Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) Date Started: Aug 6, 2010 Date Finished: Aug 29, 2010 Modifications: accidentally made ribbing at cuff k1p1 instead of 2×2. Will I make it again? Absolutely! It’s wonderful and I need to make a version in a nice solid [...]

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Houston, we have a problem

August 22nd, 2010 4 Comments

Half way through the second sock, I decided to put them side by side. Now, major problem. second sock, looks way different in colour. I started the second sock from the other end of the yarn because I was trying to avoid the knot in the malabrigo socks (can’t remember if my skein had it) [...]

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Knitting in progress

August 17th, 2010 1 Comment

Great pattern and a very enjoyable knit so far. I already know I want to knit another pair. But first, still need to finish the mate to this one. Then, to pick out a better yarn that will show off the pattern even more. Today, I’m in my second week of a new job. It’s [...]

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Aran Accent Vest in Progress

August 1st, 2010 1 Comment

I started this vest on a road trip in June 2009. I meant to post a progress photo of it, but then after the trip there was no progress. I attempted to make more progress as part of Vestember KAL on Ravelry back in November but it was a disaster. I’ve recently started working it [...]

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Getting worried

July 8th, 2010 No Comments

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to be worried about running out of yarn for a while? Well, that was May and this is now, and the time has come to worry. I now have a big blob of shawl. I am finishing 2/3 repeats of the second last chart. I definitely won’t have [...]

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July 6th, 2010 No Comments

I love to enter blog contests, but don’t often win. Recently I entered Fat Quarter Shop’s blog contest and won (Seriously, FQS is just about my favorite online fabric store)! The patterns arrived today and am very pleased. It’s always great to win something and to discover some new designers.

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The Pleasure of Tiny Things: Nike World Cup 2010!

June 11th, 2010 1 Comment

The Pleasure of Tiny Things: Nike World Cup 2010!. [via] Ridiculously cool press kits with hand carved crayon carvings in the likeness of football superstars. I’m so not a sports fan, But like much of the world, Toronto is excited for the world cup. I’m, however, waiting for E3. And looking forward to twitter updates [...]

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May 21st, 2010 1 Comment

A nice big yarn-cake of pretty. Wooly Wonka Fibers silk/merino laceweight. Pattern calls for 1500 yards of yarn. It will probably take me all summer to knit this up. Seriously, this seems HUGE to me compared to most cakes of yarn that I wind. To be expected, it’ll be a LONG time before I get [...]

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(near) Perfect Match

May 18th, 2010 1 Comment

Finished these socks last year in first term. It was my ‘reading’ project, for when I want something for my hands while I read hours of papers etc. After I finished them they were put away and I forgot to show them off. I loved these colours! In fact, so much so, I plan on [...]

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Knitter’s Frolic 2010

May 11th, 2010 No Comments

As always, the DKC Knitter’s Frolic is the highlight of my knitting calendar. This year is no different. I love heading over to the Japaneses cultural centre and walking the booths for gems for hours. Every year, I go with a number of things to look out for. This time around, I wanted to check [...]


Spinning 2nd and 3rd

March 1st, 2010 No Comments

Here’s my 2nd attempt at spinning. Took a long time to get the hang of it, but near the end I had better results. The result is so uneven I’m going to ply it with something else. And here’s the 3rd attempt, which turned out well. much more consistent and ended up with 83 yards [...]


Waiting for Magazines: Knitting Traditions …

January 16th, 2010 No Comments

Knitting Traditions Preview of the contents for this new one time issue from Interweave looks really interesting. I’m looking to keep my eye out for more previews. I hope I’ll be able to locate copies so I can judge in person before buying. Last time I really wanted to the Holiday Gifts issue but turns [...]

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Japanese Craft Books vs. US Craft Books: your thoughts?

January 12th, 2010 No Comments

Japanese Craft Books vs. US Craft Books: your thoughts? A great post and discuss on craft publishing… I added my comments as well. Head on over and join the conversation! Some of my favorite craft books are my Japanese ones. Granted, I have yet to make something from them, but I look over them (note [...]

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January 5th, 2010 1 Comment

During the break I also broke down and got a book I’ve been eyeing for a while. Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont. For some reason, in the past few months I’ve become obsessed with the idea of making my own yarn. I think it’s the influence of this post about making a shawl with [...]

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Happy Knitsmas – the books

January 3rd, 2010 No Comments

It’s been a very happy Knitsmas for me this year. I got the books I wanted all year all in one shot. Yippee! To be expected, they are not helping me want to finish projects I have on the go. I really want to start on some of these fun projects. However, they are not [...]

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The Victoria Sampler – Gingerbread Stitching House Collection

January 2nd, 2010 No Comments

The Victoria Sampler – Gingerbread Stitching House Collection Very cool looking, but just might take a whole year to make!

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Bertrand Baby Blanket

December 31st, 2009 3 Comments

Package has arrived at destination so, no need to wait any longer to show off this finish…. Pattern: Tweed Baby Blanket by Jared Flood Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Zara Solid Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm circulars Date Started: September 28 2009 Date Finished: December 13 2009 Modifications: Unintentional changes And I didn’t follow the [...]

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The right tools – sewing edition

December 29th, 2009 No Comments

I almost gave up on lace knitting before finding the right needles. The right sewing tools also makes life much easier and enjoyable. (Btw, on the needles front, while I still love my Addi Lace Turbos, I’ve since also discover and enjoy Hiya Hiya needles and hope to try out the Knitpicks ones soon.) My [...]

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