Winter is still here

Winter is still here

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But it’s much nicer today. Give me cold and sunny over bleak and grey any day. However, one must remember to budget an extra 27 minutes when driving anywhere for chipping ice off the car. A little neutral array today… My mystery project is keeping me busy seven days a week. How I long for … Read More

Winter isn’t coming

Winter isn’t coming

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It’s here. Yes. Ottawa’s final “distinct season” has arrived. It’s not so much the snow, but the bleakness. The wet brown foyer floors. The grey skies. The sad little blue tyvek booties they make you put over your boots when you go for an appointment. I know everyone in the waiting room has to wear … Read More

A little colour

A little colour

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Happy Saturday! Winter is Coming. So, I was browsing my Pinterest stats this morning, and I saw that people are pinning some pretty cool charts from the chart maker! Here’s a little colour to spice up your winter morning.

Spoiled for choice right now

Spoiled for choice right now

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I am working on a massive project at the moment, which is a lot of fun but also a bit of a curse. These are just a few of the skeins I get to play with right now. And sometimes I’ll look at the clock and realize that I’ve been thinking about which skein to … Read More

Have a spooooky Halloween!

Have a spooooky Halloween!

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You know you’re not young any more when your youngest says this will be the last year for trick or treating. Have a great Halloween everyone! I’ll be here, handing out candy and knitting a Super Secret Sweater for a Super Secret Project. Pssst, there’s another book in the works!! Click on the mini thumbnail … Read More

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

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Congratulations Jessica for winning your very own copy of Tempest! That was fun, I think we should have more giveaways!

WIN a copy of Tempest by Holli Yeoh

WIN a copy of Tempest by Holli Yeoh

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Happy Monday! I have something new and exciting for the blog that I know you are going to enjoy. Fellow designer Holli Yeoh, (we were both on the Cascadia design team) just published a gorgeous new pattern collection and ebook, Tempest. Tempest has 11 patterns, all featuring SweetGeorgia Yarns. (And you know how I feel … Read More

Ode to a perfect pullover

Ode to a perfect pullover

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So of course, since I have a very short attention span, I have many projects on the go. But I wanted to finish my little mini review of each pattern in my new Layer Collection. Ode is such a simple pattern. So simple, in fact, that while I was writing and knitting the pattern, I … Read More

Goodbye Southampton! Hello Wabi Sabi!

Goodbye Southampton! Hello Wabi Sabi!

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When you live on Vancouver Island, you don’t quite get just how big the Great Lakes are. You memorize them, colour them in with blue pencil, but it’s not until you see them that you see why they are called “Great”. Although Pretty Damn Big Lakes might be more apt. I went away this past … Read More

Mini shawls for the retreat

Mini shawls for the retreat

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On Sunday I showed a little bit of the colour work for the Exploring Colour workshop. Here’s a little peek at what we’ll be doing on Friday. Friday’s class is about unlocking the top down triangular shawl. It’s one of my favourite constructions. So simple. So easy to work. And anything that starts with “cast … Read More