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It’s been several years since I was on the east coast of Canada (something I should really try to correct more often), and it was a good time. I got to catch up with a knitter friend, see lots of green spaces (and a bit of rain, something practically foreign to southern Ontario right now, […]

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Summer movie season has been going pretty well for my knitting – it means I get to knit the boring socks in my handbag while I watch movies! Of course occasionally this also means I end up making a terrible dropped-stitch mistake during said experience, and have to fix it afterwards. Actually I feel less […]

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I’ve been working away on the remaining granny square borders over the last few weeks – somewhat irregularly, admittedly, and yet persistently – and two things have become clear to me: The borders actually go by pretty quickly once you sit down and make yourself do a few of them at once. There’s no way I’m […]

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If you’re representing for the knitterly parts of North America, you also just put the wrap on a holiday weekend (we had our holiday on Friday, ‘Murricans on Monday), so I hope that means you got in a bit of knitting time with a relaxing beverage. On Friday I finished the last few rounds of […]

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Here we go, my my friendly neighbourhood sock knitters – I’m pleased to share that my So Simple sport weight sock pattern is now fully updated and is available on Ravelry here. This pattern was my first sock pattern, originally posted in 2009. Seven years go by pretty quickly when you’re busy Knitting All The […]

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Friends, I have to go ahead and thank Past Me for getting halfway through the borders of these granny squares some months ago. I finished the regular parts of these 340 squares back in April but had managed to get through the final border round of 180 of them before turning my attention to the […]

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The granny squares are back! And I have honestly spent the last hour composing a blog post to you about it, on my day off, from my old slow clunky laptop. and then the internet ate it and now I am swallowing my rage about that and narrowly resisting smashing said laptop into tiny pieces. […]

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Guys, I’ve remembered why I love knitting socks on yarn heavier than fingering weight. Wait for it…it’s because they’re fast. I know, I know! Shocking, right? But the fact is the heavier the yarn, the fewer stitches you need and therefore the less time you need to knit it up. But very heavy yarn is […]

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Sock knitting continues around these parts! Some days depending on how busy I am, a few rounds of sock knitting are the only knitting progress of the day. It’s reassuring in that way. As promised, here are answers to a few questions I got about sock knitting. If you’ve never tried it and are curious, […]

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When last we caught up with my spring sweater project, I was just about to join the body and the sleeves to work the yoke – the final main step before the final finishing, so all was looking up! It was then, I discovered (dramatic music cue), that about five inches earlier on the body, […]

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