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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2018-04-17T00:17:37Z
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Modification Monday: Foxy Lady

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Foxy lady genser  Knitter Extraordinaire: Kristin (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Eliminated the colour-blocked stripes from the yoke, and adjusted the length to be more cropped.Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Simplifying a pattern is an amazing way to make one or two standout details really pop.

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week 4 ways to fit decluttering into your schedule, no matter what. On finding friends who are like-hearted, rather than like-minded. This is exactly how I feel about spring, too – My least favourite season. I have a fear of operating rooms (more specifically, I’m terrified of being operated

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Finished Knit: Heyworth Mitts

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:00

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Without a doubt, spring is the perfect season for fingerless mitts. Especially if they are the colour of flower petals. Pattern: Heyworth Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Blend (70% merino superwash, 20% cashmere, 10%nylon) in ‘Romantisch’ Needles: 3.25 mm and 3.5 mm (US 3 and 4) Mods: None Not that you know it from the many, many

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Modification Monday: Flight Cardigan

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Seamless Saddle Shoulder Pullover Knitter Extraordinaire: Uncia (Ravelry, blog) Mods: Uncia changed the pullover pattern to be an open front cardigan with a cabled front band, and a horizontal cable band at the hem. Her project page has fantastic, detailed notes on how she made this cardigan, check out her project page here.

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Soo…. China is building a rain making system that is bigger than Spain. I’m not sure if this is an awesome thing that will help prevent catastrophic droughts in impoverished countries, or a terrifying step towards environmental destruction. If all that Marie Kondo minimalism makes you want to

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Modification Monday: Dreyma Inspired Hat

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:00

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Original Pattern: Dreyma Knitter Extraordinaire: Lisa (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using elements from the yoke design of the Dreyma sweater, Lisa reworked the original aran weight design into a sportweight hat. Details and lots more photos on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I love this mod – it just goes to show that

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week How to turn your current job into your dream job. Because the dream job is the one you custom-build for yourself. Sometimes, even if you thought you had it all planned out, a bunch of things in your life go sideways all at once – How to deal

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March: Book Reviews

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 16:12

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I read a lot of books this month, but hardly anything seemed to be really recommendation worthy, so this month’s list is a bit leaner.  What was the best thing you read in March? Share your recommendations! Best Fiction of the Month: Mr. Fox I’ve been meaning to read Helen Oyeyemi’s work for a while,

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Modification Monday: Monochromatic Penguono

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Penguono Knitter Extraordinaire: Clare (Ravelry ID) Mods: Clare changed the brightly coloured sweater to a monochromatic version, and also eliminated the back welts, added pockets, lengthened the sleeves, and reduced the front panel to avoid the original crossing over effect. Great details and more photos can be found on her project page, here.

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week The stages of realizing you are late. Hilarious, and so true: “If I leave right now and also the Rapture has happened, there will be no cars on the road, and I will only be three minutes late, which no one will notice.” A daily ritual that makes you smarter.

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:36

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This was fascinating – “I got my news from paper newspapers for two months, and this is what I learned.” Everyone’s very focused on self care these days, but is it self care, or self-sabotage? I totally agree with this – I’m a little suspicious of the self

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Finished Knit: Halus Hat

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:00

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I want to like this hat. And I know it doesn’t look that bad in the photos, but it just doesn’t work for me. Every time I see it, I think – ‘tea cozy’. And now that I pointed out that it looks like a tea cozy, that’s all you can see, right? I thought

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Modification Monday: Hat to Match Marius Sweater

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:00

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We have a winner for the copy of Alice Starmore’s Glamourie… Sarah! I’ll be emailing you very soon! Original Patterns: Marius Sweater and Knit Frozen Snowflakes Beanie Knitter Extraordinaire: Spotonknit (Ravelry ID) Mods: Spotonknit created a hat that incorporated the same stranded elements as her Marius sweater yoke, using a worsted weight hat pattern as

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week I’ll be starting a new feature on the blog soon- Knit Stories. This is going to be a guest post section, so if you think you might be interested, click on over and read all about how to submit! I’m excited to see how this new feature will

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How to Wear a Colour You Think You Can’t Wear

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:00

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Pattern: Casu Cowl Yarn: Darn Good Yarn Worsted Weight Merino in ‘Samabyon’ Needles: 5mm (US 8) It’s so easy to believe a limiting idea – “I’m not good with numbers”, or “I can’t wear that colour”. But when was the last time you actually checked to see if that was true? For example, after my

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Modification Monday: Ingrid Director’s Cut

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Ingrid Pullover Knitter Extraordinaire: figolilo (Ravelry ID) Mods: Figolilo added the colourwork from the hem to the cuffs of the sleeves, as well as steeked the entire pullover to make it into a cardigan! Added a button band too, of course. Details and lots of photos can be found on her project page,

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week The terrifying future of fake news. Guys, it’s just going to keep getting worse. Jane Austen used pins to edit her manuscripts – as she was revising, she would write out revised sections on a new piece of paper, but mark where the new material would be in

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Review and Giveaway: Alice Starmore’s Glamourie

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:00

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There’s no one else designing at the artful calibre of Alice Starmore. She’s been designing knitting patterns and written books for decades and yet every time a new one comes out I’m amazed at how she manages to completely top the previous one. Remember her Colourwork charts, her Tudor Roses, and her Aran knitting books?

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February: Book Reviews

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:00

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And just like that, it’s the last day of February. Time for this month’s reading list! if you are looking for your next great read, perhaps something from this month’s round up will strike your fancy. I loved the comments from last month, so many people had great suggestions and shared what they are reading,

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Modification Monday: Camaro

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Camaro Knitter Extraordinaire: Mary Claire (Ravelry ID) Mods: Camaro is originally a DK weight pullover, but Mary Claire revamped the pattern to be a fingering weight cardigan with pockets. Great details and more photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome:  Mary Claire knit this in the round

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