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“Artistic Differences” – a blog tour entry

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Blogging | 0 comments

“Artistic Differences” – a blog tour entry

If you are up with the “hip” people, you may have followed The Fiber Factor on its first run in 2013, and you may have seen that my support from day one was tied tightly to Talitha Kuomi. Tal is a really good knitwear designer, overall fab person to know and I can’t wait for a chance to meet her in person! It is for this reason that when she approached me to be part of her “Artistic Differences” blog tour, I had to say yes, no hesitation! Artistic Differences is Talitha’s new booklet in collaboration with...

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Wheatcrop KAL – when swatching lies

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Tutorials | 1 comment

Wheatcrop KAL – when swatching lies

A big part of working on a garment is ensuring your stitching is as close as possible to the pattern's own gauge. Needless to say, we all work differently so there's many variables to consider when you're swatching! Some of them are: The yarn It's damn near unlikely that you will use the yarn called for! Many of us stash-dive first and foremost when considering a project, since we have what could constitute a mini LYS in our own closets/shelves/garages. Different yarns have different properties. They will behave differently...

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7 things to embrace

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blogging, Business Talks, Designs, Knit, Technical Editing | 6 comments

7 things to embrace

Just like I mentioned in my previous post, and like half the world and their dog, I am looking into the new year and thinking “What could I do to make my life something to passionately desire?“. If you follow me on social media (twitter, instagram, mostly) you may have noticed 2 things: I got the flu and my iMac got the flu. When your body shuts down, you have a tendency to observe. When your work vessel shuts down at the same time, you have a tendency to think “wow, I did a lot of work and a lot of nothing with this thing...

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Wheatcrop-a-long

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Blogging, Designs, Patterns | 0 comments

And, just like that, 2015 happened. This week I’ve been mostly sick, and with sickness comes time to reflect on what’s been happening: what’s good and needs to grow, what’s bad and needs to go. 2014 was a year of crazy. Kicking the year off with family health scares, gloomy horizons for my husband’s work, and a lot of The Black Dog; and then, it transformed. Moving across an ocean is not an easy thing, and while I’ve moved countries a fair share, this was the biggest, since the time difference ensures that...

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rock+podcast – Episode 10

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

rock+podcast – Episode 10

Episode 10 – Spooky! LIFE: – No longer coughing. Advisory to you all on how to act like an adult. – Halloween is here, so that means CANDY. Candy-covered candy with a candy filling. ON THE NEEDLES: – Sock experimenting with ElectricTree yarn (http://www.electrictree.ca/products), plus – I’m yarn tasting with Bijou Basin Ranch Himalayan Trail in Outlander color ways – available on http://www.bijoubasinranch.com/himalayan-trail-yak-merino-blend-outlandish-colors/ OFF THE NEEDLES: – 2 Anzula...

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Little Haven

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns | 1 comment

Little Haven

As if we didn’t notice, we turned around and the leaves started falling, the trees looked bare and Rhinebeck came and went (without me!). Autumn and winter are coming, and there’s no denying it. Last year I was the lucky recipient of a batch of Lorna’s Laces Masham Worsted yarn – they had given me a small preview earlier in the year and I couldn’t remember a woolier yarn in a long time. My batch was a beautiful shade of periwinkle/lilacs that, coupled with the marled effect created with the different shades in...

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