Not in Kansas anymore

Not in Kansas anymore

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It was so cold yesterday that a warning was issued by The Government Itself.  That sounds dramatic, but Environment Canada puts out alerts, watches and warnings all the time. I believe the phrase used in last night’s warning “Warning: Frigid arctic air may cancel Nickelback concert.” Anyways, it’s a holiday today, had a wonderful sleep in. … Read More

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

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Hello! How’s winter treating everyone? It’s still snowing here. I’m digging my way out of the studio after a massive project. I can’t say much about the project for a while, but it is book-shaped, and it involves sweaters. Since I can’t yet share what I have been doing 24/7 for the last 4 months, … Read More

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

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It was with some relief that I waved goodbye this morning to all three males of the house as they set off for school and work (no offense boys). Two weeks of winter holiday with three large boys and their xbox, odours, walking dead marathons, and candy consuming is just about my limit. But I … Read More

Happy Knit Year

Happy Knit Year

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Well, Megan is still AWOL so I’m writing the blog. If she doesn’t look out I might just take over… except that I still don’t know anything about knitting and I expect that might come up at some point.

Hacked for your own good

Hacked for your own good

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Well, it’s been two weeks and then some since Megan wrote anything in her blog so I’m taking over for a while. She hasn’t been lazy, or on vacation, or stuck in some Downton Abbey / Last Tango in Halifax coma eating bonbons and glued to the couch. She has been desperately working 15 hour … Read More

A little wooly hat…

A little wooly hat…

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I’ve got this big, mystery book-sized project in the works. And it gets to be so big sometimes, with so many moving parts and deadlines and numbers and yarn requirements, that it’s nice to do something small just for the sake of doing something small. So last week, I played around with a new slip … Read More

Give while you knit!

Give while you knit!

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I’m very pleased to announce a special event here on Tricksy Knitter. From November 28 to 30th, you can knit and give to a good cause at the same time. Tricksy Knitter is in the mood for giving! As you prepare for holiday feasts and holiday knitting, why not give while you knit? That’s right, … Read More

Thoughts on thanks and a different kind of Black Friday

Thoughts on thanks and a different kind of Black Friday

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Happy Thanksgiving neighbours! We Canadians had ours already, complete with turkey, stuffing, pie, potatoes, gravy, etc. Charles made the supper this year, including homemade challah. Yum. We were thankful for the delicious meal and good company. American Thanksgiving is not just a holiday. It’s also a signal that Christmas Is Coming. And as we all … Read More

Some actual knitting

Some actual knitting

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I haven’t been showing a lot of knitting on the blog. I’ve been a little cagey about what I’m up to; that’s because it’s classified. (We’ve been watching Homeland, where everything is classified but somehow someone always blabs. Actually, have you noticed how they just walk around the office with folders that say Top Secret? … Read More

Shrouded in mystery

Shrouded in mystery

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This beautiful beast is one of many mystery designs for my big mystery project. Just have to bind off, block and weave in ends. Tried it on last night and I love it. I can’t say much about it yet, except that it’s seamless and worked in SweetGeorgia Silk Crush.