Category Archives: Knitting

Snow >> ice storm

            It’s snowing in Montreal, which is greatly preferably to being in Toronto, where a massive ice storm has knocked out power and multiple forms of transit. It’s a good time to get some spinning … Continue reading

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The old stand-bys

I’m a slow knitter, for two reasons: 1) I tend to have a lot of things going on that fill what could be otherwise used as knitting time, and 2) I do a lot of work with my hands and … Continue reading

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FO: Hey Hey, My My

              Compared to my progress on other knitted items, my version of Reiko Kuwamura’s Hey Hey, My My went by very quickly–I started it in April, worked on it mostly in June, and cast … Continue reading

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“Korean Hands for Cashmere”

About a month ago, I received a gift of about a kilo of yarn from Shanghai. It’s quite soft Merino wool, with an unusual halo of yellow synthetic fibres–I don’t usually wear yellow, but I found some matching buttons to … Continue reading

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Progress on Hey Hey, My My

The first item that showed me the magic of blocking was a lace baby blanket I made back in 2007. Blocking, for those of you unfamiliar with the term, is washing a hand-knitted (or, I suppose, crocheted) item so as … Continue reading

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Back seat knitting

With a 5-6 hour car ride to Montreal coming up, being faced with dozens of rounds of repetitive stockinette in the Hey Hey, My My pattern by Reiko Kuwamura suddenly doesn’t seem like such a bad thing. I’m past the … Continue reading

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First finished adult-sized sweater. Ever.

              After a lot of calculation, frogging, and reknitting, I finally finished my Rocky Coast Cardigan. I knit every section of this cardigan at least twice, with much annoyance and knitting math involved. It’s … Continue reading

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