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Cables and a First Gansey

It’s been awhile since Galt Riverstone, and I really itch to have a cable project on the go, at all times – so I sketched up the following sweater over Christmas this year. I used this yarn – which I bought at this store.  This is the sheepiest, loveliest, unprocessed Blue-Faced-Leicester wool, I have ever used.  This is my second …

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Starting 2016

Welcome 2016. 2015 was a quiet year in terms of designs released – with only the Havelock Pullover – but I certainly never stopped knitting so I have plenty of new material to release this year. Here are some highlights: 1.  I finally made the decision to switch to professional pattern photography – one of the best decisions I have …

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Killarney 2015

This is a few months late, but too good not to share.  Marcus and I had a 5 day long weekend around Canada day so we booked a much anticipated trip to Killarney Provincial Park.  It was our first trip to this particular park, and will certainly not be our last. Day 1: We set off at the Carlyle lake …

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Home from the KW Knitter’s Fair 2015

I usually bring cash only to the fair, so that I can’t spend more than a fixed amount.  I did not take that precaution this year, and here is the guilty result…. A couple skeins of Georgian Bay Fibres “Bayfield Bulky”.  I bought these to make a colourwork jacket, to use up the rest of my one-of-a-kind “Sage” colourway, in …

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Good End to a Good Summer

We had planned, for months, to spend the Labour day long weekend at Point Pelee National park. We had a site booked at Wheatley Provincial Park (20 minutes from Pelee), and we packed up our canoe and Lauren’s new kayak. Well sometimes the best laid plans… just don’t pan out.  For those of you who also braved the outdoors last …

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Scotland – The Falls of Acharn

We recently returned from Scotland, where enjoyed 3 short hikes in the Spey valley as part of our travels.  This has to be the best country for hiking I have ever been to.  There are almost more hiking “paths”,  marked by signs that actually say “path”, than there are roads for vehicles.  Everything is quiet, untouched, …and ancient. Most pleasing …

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Where Has the Summer Gone?

Well it looks like the last update was before gardening season started.  The Canadian summer is so short we sometimes forget to come inside and do things like update our blogs. Here we are at the August long weekend, and are finally doing some long awaited canoeing for which we just haven’t managed to make time until now. In the …

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Forks of the Credit 2014

Instead of buying each other Christmas presents, my husband and I indulge ourselves in a post-Christmas trip to Alton, to hike all day in the snow and then eat a ridiculously tasty meal over the waterfall at Millcroft Inn.  We then stay over night in one of the crofts (with real wood fire places!) and stoke up a very toasty, …

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What’s in the Basket Now…

Well it’s been awhile, but my day job took over, and I really miss my cat So since I’m always interested in other peoples’ knitting baskets, I thought I would post mine: There’s a pale blue cotton hoodie in Lang Denim there, waiting for crocheted button loops, and buttons.  There’s my fleece artist zambezi mohair skein in the back corner.  …

Lost a Friend

My little friend Eilonwy(“Wee”) was put down today.  She is a beautiful kitty, with so much personality.  I hope tomorrow is easier. Love you kitty.  Miss you painfully.