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Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness. 2018-11-23T17:32:25Z
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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 11:00

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Black Friday is upon us, and to get into the spirit of things all my patterns are 50% off this weekend only with the code knittedbliss. Hop on over to my design page to snag yourself a deal or two! My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Classic works of art reimagined in modern times.

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Modification Monday: Christmas in July Hat

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Christmas in July Knitter Extraordinaire: Laura (Ravelry ID) Mods: Using the colourful yoke of the sweater pattern, Laura created a hat for her daughter instead. Details are on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Ah, the colourful yoke sweater – such a great source of inspiration! Laura loves a colourful yoke,

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:00

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Oh man, I was hit hard by a stomach bug this past Sunday, so sorry for anyone looking for a Mod Monday post- it took me a few days to get out of bed! But I’m all better now….. My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Technology was supposed to make things easier for us,

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Are You a Yarn Snob? Consider Being a Yarn Omnivore

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:00

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Many of us have experienced the particular sort of heartache and disappointment of knitting something with a sumptuous 35-bucks-a-skein yarn and it turned out…. sort of blah. Or how many of us are holding onto special, expensive yarn because we haven’t found the absolute perfect pattern that would go with it – and it’s been

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Link love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week What to do with Chernobyl, which won’t be free of radiation for another 24,000 years? Turn it into a giant wind farm for green energy, of course. A database of how to fold every kind of paper airplane ever. Because office procrastination is more fun with paper airplanes.

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New Pattern! Underneath it All Camisole

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:14

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Not exactly aligned with the season, but bear with me. I think a knitted camisole is trans-seasonal! Pattern: Underneath it All Yarn: The Blue Brick Manitoulin Merino (discontinued) Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) Check out the details on the Ravelry pattern page, here.  If you like it, give it some love! Add it to your

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Modification Monday: French Toast for Brittany

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: French Toast Knitter Extraordinaire: Terri (Ravelry ID) Mods: Added double moss stitch to the front of the sweater flanking both sides of the cable, and added a split hem. Details and great photos can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Terri wanted to knit a sweater for her

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 14:26

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This was an interesting social experiment- one woman acted like Coach Taylor for two weeks and got results. Speaking of sports- male cheerleaders at NFL games? I’ll cheer for that! Do you make your bed every day? I don’t (my mornings already feel jam packed), but this makes

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Mini Stockings: The Sequel

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:00

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Pattern: Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Mini Skeins (blue label fingering weight) Needles: 2.7mm (US 2) I knit these on a pair of dpns, and they are the smallest needles I’ve used in a while! I first knit this pattern in 2016 as an advent calendar for Lila. She has absolutely adored

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Modification Monday: Stonethwaite Raglan

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Stonethwaite Knitter Extraordinaire: Valeria (Ravelry ID) Mods: Worked the lushly cables design only on the front, and double ribbing on the back. Details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I bet it’s happened to all of us knitters at one point or another- You see a stunning,

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week A Japanese man who saved six thousand Jewish refugees during WWII. This article was interesting not just as a highlight of one man who sacrificed his career to save strangers, but raises interesting questions about the qualities of moral heroism. Oh my gosh, this is a brilliant idea.

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Modification Monday: Ten of Hearts Cardigan

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:00

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Original Pattern: Ten of Hearts Cardigan  Knitter Extraordinaire:  Jenn (Ravelry ID) Mods: Modified the original vintage pattern to be as seamless as possible, and adjust the main ribbing. Details with great notes on the modifications can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: Vintage knitting patterns are notoriously tricky for being

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:00

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Chronically tardy people  have these traits in common. Many of us are losing the ability to deep read, and are just skimming– and it’s changing capacity for empathy and critical thinking. Movie and tv show ideas for when you are having a bad day/week/year. This poem. I’m excited

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Finished Knit: Remix Cardi

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:00

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I finished my Remix cardigan in the summer, and then proceed to wear it all the time. Ravelry project page is here.  Pattern: Mama Vertebrae Yarn: Berroco Remix Light in ‘Smoke’ This pattern has been in my queue for ages. I love that it is written for all sorts of yarn weights, but this was

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Modification Monday: Striped Cardigan in Plum

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:00

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The winner for the Jimmy Beans Wool Smartstix giveaway is….. Melissa!! Melissa, you should have an email from me in your inbox right now… congrats! On winning, not on getting an email from me. that would be a weird thing to congratulate someone on. I send emails all the time. Original Pattern: Mon Petit Gilet

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 13:49

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week If you haven’t already entered the Jimmy Beans Wool Smartstix Needle giveaway, head on over and enter! Four ways to make your space feel clean inside of 15 minutes. This was thought-provoking: If you figure out a way to satisfactorily complete 8 hours’ worth of tasks in 10

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Review and Giveaway: SmartStix Knitting Needles

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:00

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When it comes to knitting or crochet, it’s easy to get all caught up in the yarn and not spend much time thinking about our needles. other than my general preference for metal needles, I haven’t bought new knitting needles in ages- I felt like I had everything I needed. When Jimmy Beans Wool first

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Modification Monday: Igawa

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00

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  Original Pattern: Igawa Knitter Extraordinaire: Kaetze (Ravelry ID) Mods: Instead of following the directions for the asymmetrical design, she used the same directions for both sides for a more even design, and reduced some of the fabric in the oversized fit. Great details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes This

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Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:30

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My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Why the buttons are on different sides for men’s and women’s shirts. How to come out stronger after a season of change. Against chill – why being chill about everything leads to people walking all over you.  This is the most Toronto news story I’ve read in a

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Life Lately: New York City with my Mom

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 15:02

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My mother is the sort of person who starts asking what I want for Christmas on September 1st, so it wasn’t that surprising that 6 months ago she told me that she wanted to do something special for my birthday and why don’t the two of us take a trip to New York City? My

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