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Get your Christmas on!

I’ve been a little frustrated in my Christmas decorating this year. I live in a tiny (tiny) tiny, really tiny little stone cottage with low ceilings and beams – low enough that I have to warn most visitors to duck as they come in the door or go upstairs – which means that although my heart wants an ENORMOUS great big Christmas tree, my space means I can only have a teeny tiny pocket sized one. 364 more words

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Late FO post - Cape Cod, SSKAL

So, so late in posting a picture of my finished Cape Cod sweater. I have been waiting for light / availability of someone to take a photo of me posing / availability of a full length mirror for a self-conscious selfie… but gave up and just took this one today… The angle is a bit weird but I only have a small bathroom vanity mirror  to use! 27 more words

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Bonjour Burrard

Finished! Burrard is officially a garment, and I am so, so happy with it.

I actually cast off two nights ago, but things never feel properly done until all the ends are woven in, which is what I did last night, as well as sewing on the buttons. 591 more words

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September catch up

What a busy September, lots of time away from my blog! September is one of my favourite months. While I love the sun, I don’t love the heat so often find that July and August are way too harsh for me – even the sunlight seems harder somehow. 178 more words

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B-b-b-b-b-Beatnik!

My SSKAL project is finished! I made Beatnik, by Norah Gaughn. The cables were fun, fun, fun. I made a few mistakes and had to rip back, but on the whole, it was pleasant. 293 more words

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First things first

Before I say anything else, let me just say that fall has arrived. At least in Toronto. Today is one of those glorious fall days with a wide open, deep blue sky and a true crispness in the air. 570 more words

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Winning Hearts and Minds

By now, most of my coworkers are aware that I’m an avid knitter. I’m fairly certain that my being a knitter has also led them to imagine me at home alone in a junk shop-style apartment (which isn’t too far from the truth, given how little space Keith and I have to share) knitting brightly coloured tea cozies while surrounded by cats and imaginary friends. 546 more words

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