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Kitchener Knitter’s Fair 2013

I don’t really need more yarn… but I recently discovered mandel and instantly craved one of these sweaters.  No matter how big my stash gets I never seem to have the right yarn for the right pattern at the right time!  In this case… I was missing a drapey DK.  I have some good DK’s in sweater quantities, but none …

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Rouge Sheep on Lake Huron

And the Rouge Sheep progresses! Where better to add a few rows, than a weekend on Lake Huron, in St. Joseph’s with my oldest friend, her husband and 1.5 babies, …and MY husband and stepdaughter. Left front, and half of the right front is complete.  Knitpicks City Tweed HW is mysteriously enjoyable to knit.  Every time I pick this up, …

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Pouch Night

Tonight’s accomplishment is 4 more pen pouches off my “production line”. And by the way, if you need gift ideas for a man, my husband makes the most masculine, elegant pens (www.aureliuswood.ca).  See for yourself. I embroidered his business name in silver metallic thread (using a Janome memorycraft 350E.)  I then pinned my hand-drafted bag pattern onto the fabric so …

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Swatching for Back to School

Knitpicks Biggo, we meet again. My step-daughter loves this sweater‘s sheepy-cozy awesomeness, so I have agreed to make her her own.  I have tried to incorporate a few elements that she likes in sweaters: stripes hood turquoise and purple squishiness It is very fortunate that we like the same colours, as this will make the project that much more enjoyable …

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Summer Knitting

The patterns are still coming, they really are! The past year was consumed with work, garden and getting married! Today is the last day of our honeymoon (spent at home: the best kind!,) and I spent it the same way anyone would – knitting and designing! Here are a few previews of patterns to come.  The first are the Stepmother …

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Coral Sweater Complete!

Of course I didn’t finish the sweater in time for the Algonquin canoe trips it was intended for – but it’s done now! DESIGN INTENT The intent of the thick wool/cotton superwash yarn was to provide a breathable but warm, washable sweater, that could be worn for days and days of sweating and abuse in backcountry camping and still be …