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What this place needs is a bunch of tiny mittens

A week and a half ago, once November had spent a few days settling in, it dawned on me that this is the perfect time to sneak in something I have always wanted to knit but have never managed in past years – the knitted advent calendar. I’ve seen several friends knit these up, in […]

Fake Rhinebeck was pretty great though

This past weekend was the annual New York Sheep and Wool Festival (“Rhinebeck”) weekend, and unlike the last 7 or 8 years or so, I was not in attendance this time. For a few reasons I decided to take a year off and let myself miss it – I’ve been fortunate enough to have made […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]