Category Archives: Knitting

New article in Spin & Knit

There’s a new issue of Spin & Knit from Interweave/F + W, and I’m happy to say I have an article in it. Using my own experience of knitting with my handspun for ten years, as well as some tips … Continue reading

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FO: Boreas sweater

So what the hell happened between the end of 2013 and now? Well, I finished my thesis, graduated, got a job, got another job, and finally brought my beloved pony up to Canada. She has adapted quite well to the … Continue reading

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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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