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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2017-03-24T11:00:20Z
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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Why everyone should want more walkable streets. Heck yes! This is the kind of easy dinner party I could actually pull off. Here are 10 excellent self care ideas. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, this list is for you. We all know knitting with two strands

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Modification Monday: Caragh’s Cashmere

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: North Shore Knitter Extraordinaire: Jennifer (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Changed up the design on the yoke using charts from selections Alice Starmore’s Charts for Color Knitting, combining two different charts to make the new yoke. Details can be found on her project page and her blog post, here. The blog post in particular

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Financial tips I wish I knew in my 20s – still applicable now. Although I wish I had known all that stuff in my teens (am I the only one who thinks that financial planning and budgeting should be a mandatory high school course?) How to stop procrastinating

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Secret Project Reveal: Kleenex Mittens!

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:08

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this photo of me working on something secret: Those were red mittens as a prototype for Kleenex Mittens! Kleenex® Canada wanted a special mitten that had a pocket in them for a packet of their tissues, so that you could use the tissues without taking your

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Modification Monday: Summer Rose

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Autumn Rose Pullover and Child’s Panel Gansey Knitter Extraordinaire: Misa (Ravelry ID) Mods: Misa used the Autumn Rose colourwork pullover as the road map, but substituted the charts for the Child’s Panel Gansey. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Two things are happening in this sweater that I

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Pin ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This essay was wonderful- a woman who was fat shamed tracked down her trolls and confronted them: “By just blocking and deleting when someone makes an abusive comment or when someone sends an unsolicited portrait of their genitals, we’re tacitly saying that’s acceptable. No one sits around the

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I’m Obsessed With My Pom Pom Maker

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:00

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Somewhere on Instagram, I came across the Pom Maker feed and fell instantly, madly in love with their adorable wooden pom pom makers and beautiful pom poms. I had to have one! The fact that it was entirely made of wood seemed especially attractive to me – until then, I had only ever seen plastic pom

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Modification Monday: Locksley Hat Mdification

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Locksley  Knitter Extraordinaire: Andrea (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Using the design from the Locksley sweater pattern as a base, Andrea created the hat version. Great details with lots of info on the crown decreases and can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Andrea knit this stunning sweater for

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Struggling with perfectionism? 6 habits to help overcome perfectionist tendencies. Empowering quotes about women aging. The first one by Cameron Diaz is lame, but the rest are sooo good. Wait, cute flats made from recycled water bottles? Genius! The deeper reason we can’t remember people’s names after meeting

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Knitting Book Review: Alice Starmore Must-Have Classics

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:00

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In our current time, it’s increasingly tempting to keep our patterns digital. I know I certainly have more than my fair share of purchased PDFs that I have knit but never printed off. But there’s a special place in my heart for knitting books, and I think they are a frugal knitter’s friend. If you would knit

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Modification Monday: Legwarmers

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Garden Dream Mittens Knitter Extraordinaire: Victoria (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using the chart from the mitten design, Victoria made super warm stranded legwarmers. More images can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: How amazing are these legwarmers?! Victoria has done an amazing job, alternating the mittens charts (the flowers and

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This week

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This woman’s hobby is to throw fancy parties for squirrels and photograph them. And I’m totally jealous. On getting comfortable with not knowing. This was very interesting- I was trying to figure out the origin of the term ‘ squad goals’, and fell down an internet rabbit hole.

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Did you know that the Danish have a tv show called The Great Knit Off?! Amazing!!! Don’t worry, there are English subtitles. As if it were possible to love Tom Hiddleston more. He’s so earnest!  This video was absolutely fascinating – it’s a camera and microphone set up

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Finished Knit: Harebell Cardigan

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:00

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Every now and then, you knit something that totally kicks your butt and teaches you all sorts of things that you thought you had already learned. This Harebell cardigan has been my school of hard knocks. And I love it more than you can imagine. Pattern: Harebell by Amy Christoffers Yarn: Berocco Tuscan Tweed in ‘Laurel’

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Modification Monday: Gramps Hack

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Gramps and Baa-ble Hat Knitter Extraordinaire: Rosie (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using the Gramps sweater pattern as the base, Rosie knitted the sweater in the round with a steek using the colourwork chart from Baa-ble. She also eliminated the shawl cowl and added waist shaping. Details can be found on her project page, here.

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This virtual tour of a French butter factory is amazing. Trust me. Yes, planning for travel can be hard work and a bit of pain. But the happiness is worth it. Self-care during a season of negativity. You know those raccoon fur pom poms that are suddenly everywhere?

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Stripes and More: Two Skein Knitting Projects

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:00

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If your stash is anything like mine, you have a lot of fingering weight skeins. They are easy to buy and easy to stash, so it comes as little surprise when you eventually realize you have a whole bunch of lonely, single skeins of fingering weight and sock yarn. I recently found two skeins in

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Modification Monday: The Choice Cardigan

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: The Choice Knitter Extraordinaire: Timea (Ravelry ID) Mods: Significantly shortened the length of the cardigan. Details and more photos are on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Never underestimate the power of a simple modification for big impact. Timea shortened the length of this pretty top-down cabled cardigan, and it makes

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week A happiness lesson from the movie Ground Hog Day. Iceland figured out to solve the problem of teenagers drinking and doing drugs, and it’s amazing. Deep winter can often feel pretty blah- how about getting some awesome low-maintenance house plants to beautify and add serenity to your home?

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Modification Monday: Ocean

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: #10 Round Yoke Tunic Knitter Extraordinaire: Alina (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Loads! Lengthened the body from A-line tunic to a dress, changed gauge to fingering weight, machine knit the stockinette, hand knit the lace, adjusted the neckline to be a boat neck, eliminated the sleeves. Details can be found on her project page and

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