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September sweater

Back in the spring I had this grand idea that by fall, it would be safe enough to travel to Montreal for a short vacation. Take my journals and cameras, stay in a fancy hotel downtown, grab a drink with … Continue reading

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anniversary

Thirteen years ago I took up an offer from a little shop in Montreal called Ariadne Knits (may she rest in peace) to come and teaching some spinning classes (the yarn kind, not the crazy people on stationary bikes). I … Continue reading

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It’s the future, apparently

Welcome to my moribund blog! I hear blogs are dead anyway, but since this site seems to provide useful information (especially about spinning wheels from Quebec), I’ve decided to leave it be for a while longer. I hear all the … Continue reading

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Recent yarns for sale

  See something you like? Send me an email: lordal (at) gmail (dot) com. Prices are in USD and I accept PayPal, Venmo, and Interac e-transfers.               ‘Sugarplum’ — I’m not sure about the … Continue reading

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PSA: Free yarn for a good cause

My new favourite go-to website for workhorse yarns (eg, Cascade 220), is Yarn Canada. Just quick, unremunerated public service announcement that they are giving away $2000 in free yarn to individuals and groups who will use that yarn for charity … Continue reading

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Giveaway at The Blue Brick

My good friend Shireen is giving away two copies of her lovely new book on making resin jewellery. I have to admit that I’m biased as I had a hand in its production, but my opinion is at least informed … Continue reading

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experiment

This is really just a test to see if I can post from my phone, as I’m settled in a park in Montreal with a beer (and wisely, no knitting). I washed the skein above, possibly permanently dyeing my bathtub … Continue reading

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