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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2019-04-08T11:00:06Z
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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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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:19

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Clouds in unexpected places. I adore these, so magical. Why busyness is the new laziness – you don’t have to think about what you are doing with your life and if you are actually happy if you are constantly busy. Workism is making us miserable. I don’t know

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Modification Monday: Modified Rye

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Rye Knitter Extraordinaire: Tyne (Ravelry ID) Mods: Used twisted ribbing for the cuffs, and a twisted ribbing frame for each side of the garter stitch panels, adjusted the instep for a better fit. Great details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: When you know how you like

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:00

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My apologies for missing Mod Monday earlier this week- I was under the weather last weekend, and when I woke up it was Monday. Ever have that happen to you? I’m feeling better, though! So back to our regularly scheduled programming… My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Well done, Pinterest! This is exactly how

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week There is a book coming out at the end of the year about Swiss cat ladders, and I’m fascinated. Just a reminder, if you are feeling frustrated about something. Against minimalism: why filigree and ‘being extra’ entrances the eye when it comes to architecture. What I say when

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Finished Knit: Bernat Velvet Cowl

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:00

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** this post is sponsored by Spinrite yarns. All opinions and swatches are my own.** New rules, apparently we are all supposed to say if a post is sponsored up at the top, not at the bottom! But if you ever have any questions about what that means for the content here, or what my

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Modification Monday: Cathedral Gloves

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: I-Cord Gloves and Cathedral Mittens Knitter Extraordinaire: clkerrigan (Ravelry ID) Mods: This knitter combined two different patterns for a completely innovative half-fingered glove set with great architectural details. Great details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: There are a lot of wonderful details to love about these

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week These crumbling palaces are so very beautiful… I lingered over these photographs for  long time. This. So much this. Someone’s recreated iconic album covers with kittens and it is EVERYTHING. I think this is a brilliant idea- a post-break-up concierge to help cohabiting couples move on (and out).

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Finished Knit: Arbor Beach

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:54

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Cabled headbands are basically knitted crowns to wear in the winter. Pattern: Queensland Beach  Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Arbor in ‘Vintner’ Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4) Mods: The original pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and 4.5mm needles, so I went down a couple sizes for my DK weight yarn. I wanted a nice, dense fabric,

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Modification Monday: DownEast Modified

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:59

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Original Pattern: Down East  Knitter Extraordinaire: Carol (Ravelry ID) Mods: Changed the gauge from Bulky weight to aran, knitted a smaller collar to have more warmth at the neck as this sweater was being knit for a donation. Great details on the mods can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome:

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week In a recent interview on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert, his wife Kristen Bell shared a tip for combatting her depression: Before she allows herself to succumb to negativity, or get into a really bad mental space, she goes through a “to-do” list of action items she can do to

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Modification Mondays: Sipila

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Sipila Knitter Extraordinaire: Stephanie (Ravelry ID, Website) Mods: Added decreases through the body for less of an A-line shape, modified the sleeve decreases and the sleeve colourwork charts. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: The original pattern has a breezy oversized A-line cut, and Stephanie’s mods

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:54

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This woman ran 19 miles of a marathon carrying a lost puppy. I love this idea of a depth year, what do you think? 7 signs you aren’t drinking enough water. I’ve heard a lot about the Pixar animated short film, Purl. Then I watched it and was

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Modification Monday:

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:00

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Original Patterns: Quo Vadis and Skogafjall Knitter Extraordinaire: Lisa (Ravelry ID) Mods: Lisa combined the Quo Vadis mitten pattern with the charts from the Skogafjall sweater yoke for great results. Details on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Putting a stranded sweater yoke design on mitten is ALWAYS a good idea! I’m a

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