Category Archives: Learning

“Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow”

This morning I released of the final section of the Garden Gate Shawl for the Spring into Summer KAL. It has been a fabulous experience for me and I hope for the knitters involved.  Some knitters are working two shawls at … Continue reading

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Knitting has Come a Long Way “BABY”!

Found while cruising around – Wanted – Knitter in Residence – University of Glasgow! I have a dream job for any knitter, working full time in my LYS.  But to have this on the Resume – “Knitter in Residence”!  If … Continue reading

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My new stove arrived yesterday – be still my pounding heart!  A new stove is not generally what makes my heart pound – but this is the second new stove I have ever purchases and that is pretty exciting! About … Continue reading

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Retreat Bound

This afternoon we – Emily and I – will head out to Kiwi Cove Lodge to start this year’s Retreat – Brioche and Lace. This will be my and Mad About Ewe’s Fourteenth retreat together.  Over the years, we have … Continue reading

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Amazing Moebius

Saturday I taught a class on the Cat Bordi Moebius Cast-on.  I have taught this particular cast-on a few times in the past. Once at the Retreat (2012) and a few times right after Cat Bordi’s books, Treasury of Magical Knitting and Second Treasury … Continue reading

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The Power and the Glory!

Of our Wet West Coast Winter! It has rained for the last two days.  Downpours of epic proportions, followed by more and then more.  Millstone River in Bowen Park is up – way up! The paths by the River have been overrun … Continue reading

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A Year of The Great White Bale

Yesterday I received the last parcel of yarn from Clara Parkes and the Great White Bale Project. I now mourn the ending of an interesting and informative project.  I have learned so much about the yarn industry, how yarn is created … Continue reading

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