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It’s back on

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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Let’s talk about bras

Springtime is one of those occasions when we make a broad (if sometimes gradual – hello sub-freezing weather forecast this weekend) transition from one set of clothing to a different set. Such occasions are good excuses to take at least a passing glance at that other part of your wardrobe that you wear literally everyday. […]

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Either very behind or very ahead

Knitter friends, how is your post-New Year knitting world taking shape? Have you been filled with the start-itis impulse to cast on everything you were holding off on before gift-knitting season took over? Or perhaps you are in the doldrums of the dark and cold of January and are just plain looking for something new […]

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So, December

I know it is the least original statement on the planet, in December, to express surprise that the holiday season is coming up so quickly. I mean, what, we haven’t had 12 months’ worth of calendar preparation for this? But still, it does take me by surprise most years, especially this year since I had […]

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How to make a granny square blanket

I don’t mean to brag, but I have now¬†achieved approximately 0.4 completed granny square afghans over the past 5 months, and this is what I’ve learned. 1. Don’t plan the project ¬†out too far in advance. Just dive right in spontaneously, this isn’t like those hats or scarf projects that you really want to carefully […]

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Twist Collective: Bonspiel cardigan

One of the odd things about knitting design is the delay that happens between knitting something up and its final release to the world. This summer I had the pleasure of knitting up another pattern for Twist Collective, and last week it went live! I’m so pleased to show you my Bonspiel cardigan, featured in […]

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Pacing myself

Greetings, knitter friends! I am writing this on the flip side of my move, which went pretty well as moves go, and am now adjusting to a new pace of life in the ‘big city’ back in Toronto. It’s been several years since I lived in Toronto itself, and I’m remembering how it is both […]

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Going big

When I headed off to Rhinebeck earlier this month, I brought a few different projects with me, as one does for a knitting weekend. My Jurisfiction cardigan in progress, some Jaywalker socks that I ended up finishing on the trip down, and a bag of selected Knit Picks Palette yarn from what is, admittedly, a […]

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Anything goes season

I have made peace with the fact that the month of August, for me at least, is going to involve as much knitting time as I can possibly fit into it – and also still a bit of crochet, as will be the case for the next little while as the granny squares take shape. […]

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Just a quick bed-sized afghan, I swear

Earlier this summer I cast on for the Liberty blanket, which is a big gorgeous project that I’ve wanted to make for years. You would think that would really be enough in the Large Projects With Indefinite Timelines category, and I really did think it would be too. But then I went on vacation with […]