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Modification Monday: The Robin Meets Dotted Rays

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Robin and Dotted Rays Knitter Extraordinaire: Carmen (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using the Robin Shawl pattern to start, Carmen changed the garter wedges to stockinette,  and added yarn overs where the short row turns occurred, which gives the shawl the ‘Dotted Rays’ influence. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:25

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Ask yourself, ‘Can this person do the job 70% as well as I could?’ Then you should delegate. You never feel fully ready. Leap when you’re almost ready. Give it 5 minutes before sharing your feedback.  Why being near the water actually makes us happier. During the Great Depression,

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Review: Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2017

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:30

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You know it’s fall when the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2017 Collection launches! It’s officially knitting season, everyone.  The Fall 2017 Collection contains 12 new patterns, focusing on cables with a side order of colourwork.  There are four pullovers, three cardigans,  two hats, one shawl, one scarf, and one vest. If you are looking for cozy knits

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Outtakes: Golden Hour

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:00

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It’s been such a long time since I’ve done an outtakes post! These are the outtakes from my previous finished knit post on Golden Hour, a which is my new favourite sweater. While in England, Guy and I were able to slip away for a bit and get some photos, and all the photography starts

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Modification Monday: Llama Llama Red Pajama

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Alpaca with Bikini Knitter Extraordinaire: Joanna (Ravelry ID) Mods: Inspired by the beloved children’s book character of Llama Llama, Joanna modified the original alpaca pattern to be more visually in keeping with the children’s book character. More info can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: What a wonderful

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 13:45

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week What are the hallmarks of your best self? I’m in love with this incredible art installation. A Cup of Jo is one of my favourite ‘lifestyle’ blogs, and they recently shared a best of the reader comments that I adored. Being selfish isn’t always a bad thing. Hardly

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In Progress: We Are Knitters Gesture Sweater

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:00

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This wonderfully cabled knit-in-progress is the Gesture Sweater kit, from We Are Knitters. I took a few skeins with me on a recent trip to England, and started chipping away at it at the beginning of August. I have been smitten with this kit ever since I first saw Alina’s stunning beige version last year,

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Modification Monday: Oracle Dress

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Oracle Knitter Extraordinaire: Tanya (Ravelry ID) Mods: Transformed the circular shawl pattern into a lace dress. Excellent detailed information and photos can be found on her project page, which can be found here. What Makes This Awesome: Turning a shawl into a dress is no small feat, but it is a brilliant way

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week I love these photoshopped images of renaissance painting subjects into modern surroundings. “I dressed like my skinny best friend for a week to prove that style has no size.” Why the dishwasher in the restaurant is the most important job in the whole place.  “Why I love my

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Finished Knit: Golden Hour

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:00

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I’d like to tell you about this sweater I knit. Because it is awesome. Pattern: Golden Hour Yarn: Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna in ‘Pink Sand’ Needle Size: 3.75 mm (US 5) Mods: Added faux seams for stability. You can read how I typically do this here, if interested.   I could rave about my Golden

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Welcome Back Modification Monday!

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:00

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Hello everyone! It’s so hard to believe that the end of August is already here, summer has blown by so quickly. Already the edges of the leaves are burnished, and there are more leaves on the ground in the parks than I can remember typically seeing at the end of August. I’m not ready to

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Summer Vacation

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:00

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Last summer, I had been feeling really overwhelmed with a lot of big decisions and transitions, and it’s amazing when I see how different my life is now from then. But one thing is the same – I’m feeling the need for a break. So I decided that I’m going to take a little summer

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Modification Monday: Full Length Deschain

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Deschain Knitters Extraordinaire: Susannah (Ravelry ID) Mods: Susannah created this amazing modified Deschain pullover by casting on fewer stitches on both sides, lengthening the sweater, added waist shaping, and lengthened the arms to compensate for the reduced width. Details on her mods can be found on her Project page. What Makes This Awesome:

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Wait, you don’t need to peel a kiwi? Mind. Blown. How to support a friend who is dealing with anxiety. How to fall asleep in under a minute. I think it takes me a bit longer, but it does work! This was an interesting read, about how the

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Modification Monday: Misty Dissent

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Dissent and Misty Meadow Knitter Extraordinaire: Joy (Ravelry ID) Mods: Combined elements of two different shawls into one new shawl! Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: It sounds complicated to combine two different shawl patterns, but Joy did it brilliantly and made lots of common sense

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:04

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week An interesting source of inspiration: The Museum of Failure. I wish I could search on Netflix for these genre labels. Summer can sometimes feel like a bit of a creative slump, so here are 13 ways to nurture your creativity this summer. I can’t believe I just read

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Dyeing Yarn: My First Time

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:00

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I have been dragging my feet on this blog post, all because I was disappointed with my photos. But considering I took a full day yarn dying workshop and tried my hand at dyeing yarn for the very first time, it seemed a shamed to not share the experience because of less-than-great photos. So here

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Modification Monday: Sparkles and Rainbows

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Savannah Chaps Knitter Extraordinaire: Sarah (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the original zebra pattern to a unicorn! More photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Who knew a zebra could look so magical? I’ve knit the original pattern before, and I love it (plus, it’s actually 3 patterns in

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week These gigantic crocheted urchins are so beautiful!! I wish I could see them in person. Knitting as espionage during World War I and II. 13 easy things to reduce stress in your day-to-day life. If you are interested in Pinterest for small businesses, I was on the Business of

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Modification Monday: Dandelion in a Breeze

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:00

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And the winner of the Pom Pom Quarterly Giveaway is … Nicole! The draw was randomly selected based on comments, and her winning comment was: “I love Fete! It might be the bright color, but I love the splash of grey against the pink. It also looks like a statement necklace knitted right onto the

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