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Modification Monday: Understated

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Understated, with Beeswax Knitter Extraordinaire: Shannon (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Added the honeycomb textured stitch from Beeswax to the bottom of the Understated pullover. Shannon also adjusted the neckline, and made great notes on her modifications on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: So many amazing things to love about this sweater-

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This week

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 14:37

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week The only question you need to ask yourself when trying to figure out if you want to take (or stay) in a job. These crocheted shoes are mind blowing. A very interesting read- a christian man writing about how men need to support women in fighting for their

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Modification Monday: Enchanted Mesa Dress

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Enchanted Mesa Knitter Extraordinaire: 1sunnygrl (Ravelry profile) Mods: Adjusted the customizable pattern to make it longer, using short rows before the brioche border to create a high-low headline. I made it longer than the pattern and I used short rows before the brioche border to give a high-low hemline. Details on her project

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:26

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Why you should start binge reading right now. I have to agree, binge reading, especially books that tend to fall into the ‘beach read’s category are a snap to read in a day. Time travelling to the future is exhausting – why big projects feel so BIG. How

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Why I Went Back to a Full Time Job

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:00

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Right now I’m on an airplane and flying to London for work, so this seems like a good time to tell you- I went back to a full time job. This was brewing in 2018, and I referenced it in my reflection on the freelance life in this blog post, talking about what I wish

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Modification Monday: Just Bikes

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Birds and Bikes Knitter Extraordinaire: Jennie (Ravelry Profile) Mods: The original design features mostly pigeons with a few bikes in the charted design – Jennie changed that so it was ALL bikes. Details and some helpful chart mods (for those front facing bikes!) can be found on her project page, here. What Makes

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Habits of lucky people. Um, pigeons are really smart and absolutely awesome. This British orchid is under round-the-clock guard at a secret location. How to untangle your mind with a brain dump. Adorable hamster butts. My Favourite Pins This Week I love this idea for a simple but

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Modification Monday: Tecumseh

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:46

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Original Pattern: Tecumseh Knitter Extraordinaire: Sarah (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Knitted slightly smaller sleeves, steeked the pullover into a cardigan and then added buttons! Details are on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I’ve seen lots of beautiful Tecumseh sweaters, but doesn’t it look so AMAZING in cardigan form?! I love Sarah’s cardigan version,

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:47

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This 2D cafe in Korea is mind blowing. How to build more curiosity into your life. The antidote to armouring up is to stay curious. Here are some amazing question ideas for getting curious instead of defensive, from Brene Brown. Starbucks, Dunkin’, and McDonald’s are trying to find

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Modification Monday: Pink Hour

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:00

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Patterns: Blue Hour Sweater and Colors for a Cloudy Day Knitter Extraordinaire: krumel (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Combined the details of the Blue Hour Sweater for the top of the dress and the cloudy day, lengthened the body and added the curved hem of Colors on a Cloudy Day, without the colours. Details can be found

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Gorgeous ideas for styling grocery store / corner store flowers. 11 of the most beautiful libraries in the world. These good riddance gifs are all kinds of awesome. Peggy is my fave. Every single way to cook an egg, in a single video.  My Favourite Pins This Week

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Modification Monday: The Kind That Likes Flowers

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Birkin and Colors for a Cloudy Day Knitter Extraordinaire: Sally (Ravelry Profile and Blog) Mods: Sally combined the yoke and body of Birkin with the hem detail of Colors for a Cloudy Day, and then modified the hem construction as well- great details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week The one word question that gets to the heart of everything, in business or life. The radical act of embracing your own mediocrity. Hey, we can’t all be great at everything. Six solo dates to schedule for yourself – because if you don’t love your own company, how

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Modification Monday: Lark Lakeland

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Lakeland Knitter Extraordinaire: Liz (On Ravelry here) Mods: Slimmed the sleeves and the overall fit of the sweater, adjusted the neckline for a scoop, and shortened the length. Details on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern is a big cozy cocoon of a sweater and beautifully designed, but

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Literary party games? Sign me up! Complaints have no magic. So true. How to be a better listener. Why you shouldn’t hit the snooze button. Although I find the advice of ‘go to bed earlier’ to be completely unhelpful, in the same category of ‘just get over it’

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Simple and Perfect Fingerless Mitts

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:00

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** this post is sponsored by Spinrite yarns. All opinions and photos are my own.** I’ve long been interested in marled yarn, there is something so visually appealing about the stripy swirl of two colours together that adds a bit more dimension and visual interest, especially in simple stitches. Case in point – I wanted

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A Weekend in the County with Knitting Friends

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:00

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a whole bunch of photos on my Instagram stories of me, Tanis (of Tanis Fiber Arts) and Shireen (of The Blue Brick) having a little weekend away in Prince Edward County. I’m a massive fan of the county and have planning a weekend in the County

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week I adore this – a typewriter is set up at the Grand Canyon. What we did before the internet. Instead of March Madness (a US college basketball thing), the internet presents…. March Sadness. Totally made me laugh. The long, strange history of novelists who become spies. This actually makes

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Modification Monday: Tecumseh

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Tecumseh  Knitter Extraordinaire: Stephanie (Ravelry ID) Mods: Adjusted gauge from DK to Aran weight, Raised the arm split to a more natural height. Details of all her mods can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: This amazing sweater pattern looks so fantastic with Stephanie’s mods! I love that

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Modification Monday: Botanical Hat

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Botanical Yoke Pullover Knitter Extraordinaire: Sandra (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using the ribbed cable yoke from the pullover as a guide, Sandra created this gorgeous hat with the same yoke chart. Great details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: You what is wonderfully forgiving for sizing when knitting

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