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Knitting for Cause

I enjoy being charitable. I participate in worthy fundraising campaigns. I donate a portion of every paycheque to great organization. I help out the homeless directly and indirectly. But I’ve never been all that keen on charity knitting. A loooooonnnnng time ago, I knit a few bears for Doctors Without Borders to take to Africa,… Read More Knitting for Cause

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All Together Now

Hooray! It’s a fait accompli. I won’t bore you with too many details, just the good stuff…loads of pretty pictures. All the finishing is crochet. The joins are continuous flat braid. The border is a round of single crochet scallop stitch in the Feather Grey, then a round of reverse single crochet in the Summer… Read More All Together Now

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When will I Learn?

Seems there’s this thing that happens when you’ve been knitting for, well, ever – you start to believe that the rules don’t apply to you. The latest issue of Knitscene has a most charming polarbearsnowflake hat.  All the cute, right?  I showed the pattern to my knitting group at work yesterday and they challenged me… Read More When will I Learn?

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Urges and Acquisitions 

This is kinda sorta-ish the second part of summer vacation post. So, while we were travelling by map around BC and Alberta this summer, we happened upon (okay, deliberately sought out) some retail establishments that carried my favorite products, yarn, and yarn related stuff. I also scooped a few choice items at Vancouver’s Knit City… Read More Urges and Acquisitions 

Baby, Cardigan, Fair Isle, Knitting, Knitting in the round, Steeks

Steek Learning Curve

I am such a smarty-pants-know-it-all. Patterns, shmatterns – when you really know what you’re doing, they are just guidelines, right? Sometimes, even the smarty-pantsest of us need to follow direction and take advice. Especially when doing something we haven’t done before… Steeks. That sounds a lot like EEEEEK for a reason. In case you’ve never… Read More Steek Learning Curve