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A morning on the farm.

It is a rainy and overcast day in Ottawa this morning, which usually means I head for the duvet, knitting and sofa. Today I got a little more active though, and was lucky enough to help out with shearing at … Continue reading

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Dye Day!

Yesterday, I had some fun with a few skeins of un-dyed yarn, food colouring drops and vinegar in my kitchen.  I usually dye with Jacquard acid dyes but due to laziness I decided to bring my stash of food safe … Continue reading

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Boyfriend Mitts

Mitts are not exactly “comfort knitting” for me.   They are a little more painful for me to create than hats or scarves or socks.  I think it has something to do with knitting thumbs.  Or maybe it’s because I have … Continue reading

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Star crossed

The Star-Crossed Slouchy Beret is an insanely popular pattern. As of today, there are 9,541 projects on Ravelry. It is knit on big needles and there is no purling aside from the brim so it goes fast! I cast this … Continue reading

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