Monthly Archives: September 2007

the Pidge and being “green”

Recently there’s been a bit of buzz on ravelry about a new little garment called the Pidge. Basically it’s an 1/8 of a scarf, with buttons, to be worn around the neck as a sort of collar: The makers of … Continue reading

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knitting for babies

This has been a big year for babies among my friends. So far four have been born, with another four due between now and February. This works out well for me, since I love knitting for babies and now have … Continue reading

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soon to be featured

As of sometime in October, I will be selling my knitted items through Indyish, a Montreal-based group of independent artists. Indyish’s focus is on being sustainable and giving support to “folks who make stuff”, as they put it. I’m excited … Continue reading

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Alpaca toque

Remember that handspun alpaca yarn I made? Well, I went ahead a knit a toque with it. I knit it on size 8 (US) needles and used a mock cable pattern in place of ribbing. The decreasing at the top … Continue reading

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Cabled toque

This knit up incredibly fast–just a few days. I used Jaeger Shetland yarn in grey tweed (recycled from a handknit sweater I bought, much too large for me ever to wear) and adapted this pattern. The original called for bulky … Continue reading

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handspun alpaca

A while back a member of my old guild had some alpaca fibre she was giving away. She said it was only good for felting and most of it was coarse leg hair, but one bag had some extremely soft … Continue reading

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handspun yarn

Finally, some of my handspun yarn: This is Blue Faced Leicester wool, spun to a heavy worsted/chunky gauge and dyed with grape kool-aid (I’m planning to sell it, and only the barest scrap of decency is keeping me from naming … Continue reading

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