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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2017-05-26T11:00:46Z
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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Films condensed into a single image- so hypnotizing. Dumbo is my favourite. Loved this Marie TV video on the two words that help make changing a habit so much easier. I started trying it, and it does work! I needed this so bad: How to make an unpleasant

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Modification Monday: Prairie Herb Vest

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: #07 Fair Isle Hat Knitter Extraordinaire: Nataly (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using the fair isle hat as a starting point, Nataly created a colourwork vest with the same details as the hat. Additional photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: How incredible is it to take a far

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Why you need ‘white space’ in your daily routine. Sad portraits of your recycled electronics. This was a pretty amazing talk by Glennon Doyle Melton. I’ve watched it a few times now, and it’s so good. Have you guys heard about this whole eating cold oranges in the shower

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Review: Brooklyn Tweed Vale

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:20

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The lovely folks at Brooklyn Tweed very kindly sent me two skeins of their new yarn, Vale. Vale is the newest member of their permanent collection of yarns (you might remember they have a limited edition laceweight called Plains), and an excellent edition, considering how many wonderful lace patterns there are. Brooklyn Tweed even put

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Setbacks

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:01

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My knitting has screeched to a dramatic halt: Over this past weekend, I fractured my ring finger. It was late at night and I was heading up to bed. I turned off the lights and was heading towards the stairs when I stepped on a kiddie toy, slipped, and in that slow motion panic of

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Modification Monday: Journey with Hemp

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Journey Knitter Extraordinaire: Carol (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the pullover into a cardigan, adjusted the length, and substituted the main cable from the pattern with the Plaid Lattice pattern from “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns” by Barbara G. Walker. Details on Carol’s cardigan project can be found here. What Makes This Awesome: I’m not surprised so

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week How did I miss this fantastic trick for when I’m worrying too much? Trying to figure out what the heck is going on with all this ‘unicorn food’? Here you go! This does not surprise me in the lest – apparently almost half of moms throw away, re-gift,

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Book Review: Margeau Blanc

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 11:00

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This is a collection that I’m really surprised more people aren’t talking about, although it is a fairly new release.  Margeau Blanc: A New Perspective on Winter White Knits is the sort of collection that is perfect for knitters who want to knit classic wardrobe basics. And if you are a knitter who wants to knit

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Modification Monday: Bronze Age & Steel Rails Cardigan

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Gramps and Hay Cove Knitter Extraordinaire: Coryna (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: Combined the Gramps Cardigan and Hay Cove cardigans into one, and used her own hand-dyed yarn for some of it! Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Coryna planned to make Hay Cove, but decided to then incorporate

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:47

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week If you read only one of these links, make it this one! It clearly explains why, no matter what our political affiliations or beliefs may be, it is extremely difficult to change our minds even when presented with well-researched and objective facts. Plus, it’s written like a comic and

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Modification Monday: My own Take on Sunshine

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Sunshine  Knitter Extraordinaire: Melinda (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed out the lace placket at the neckline for a modified V-neck/shawl collar. Details can be found on Melinda’s project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Melinda’s beautiful sweater is as much about process as a lovely finished result. She had seen a couple of modified versions of

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week How to keep your brain young while you age. This is a breathtaking reason to encourage seed and crop diversity. That is the most beautiful corn I’ve ever seen! Tips on ditching regret, and getting over the past. Yesterday was Poem in Your Pocket Day, a collaborative effort between

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Life Lately: Lila’s Birthday and Georgia O’Keeffe

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00

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April is a crazy month for me, and I suspect that’s true for many people. Doesn’t it seem like there are just so many birthdays, events, gatherings, conferences and everything else you can think of all crammed into April? Maybe that’s just my little corner of the world. Lila turned 5 recently. Her birthday technically

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Modification Monday: A Very Special Rye Hack

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Rye Knitter Extraordinaire: Heather (Ravelry ID, website) Mods: Adjusted gauges from worsted weight to fingering weight, and chose to work a stranded fair isle design on the heel flap. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Heather participated in a Tin Can Knit’s pattern hack KAL at the end

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:01

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Anyone else feel like the weeks are cruising by at warp speed? Between work, writing, 3 rounds of family visits and two birthday parties for Lila (the family one last weekend and the ‘friends’ one this weekend), plus the long weekend I feel like I’m gulping for air most days. But hopefully after this weekend the

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Modification Monday: Wanderling

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Wanderling Knitter Extraordinaire: Lino (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the pullover to a full cardigan, added striping at the cuffs and hem, and eliminated the pocket. Details can be found on Lino’s project page can be found here. What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern is beautiful,  but Lino really improved on it with her gorgeous

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Loved this hilarious take on the email responses we wish we could write. This is a long read, but I was riveted- we expect gratitude from refugees, but do we deserve it? If you are interested in the Pantone 2017 colours (full roster), here is a great post

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Modification Monday: Garri Sweater

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Garri Sweater Knitter Extraordinaire: Jimi (Ravelry ID, blog) Mods: The pattern was originally a bottom-up pullover, but Jimi re-engineered it to be a top-down cardigan. She knit it in the round and steeked, adjusting gauge and shortening the waist to suit her frame. Project page with more details can be found here. What Makes

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Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Focusing on wholeness instead of happiness. If you often get take out for dinner (that’s us! What would we do without our weekly pad thai?) Then you are going to love this tip- I’ve never thought of it before and it is genius. Totally what I’m going to

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Book Review: Knitting in the Nordic Tradition

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:00

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Knitting in the Nordic Tradition is the recent English translation of a classic Danish knitting book. This book is not for beginner knitters – the patterns are not patterns so much as they are charts and recipes, and would be ideal for designers or knitters who are looking to develop a deeper understanding of the

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