Category Archives: yarn stores

Colorado spinning

A few weeks ago I took a quick trip back to Colorado to visit family and friends. I stopped by my old LYS, where I’m pretty sure I ended up leaving Maggie Casey with the impression that all Montreal knitters … Continue reading

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quick and easy (mismatched) mittens

Using a basic, any-yarn/any-gauge mitten pattern from Kate Gilbert, I dashed off these mittens a few weeks ago: Unfortunately, while the first mitten fits great, the top decreases on the second were completed after I’d had a few bottles of … Continue reading

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A visit to Philosophers Wool

I first discovered Philsophers Wool a few years ago, when I stumbled upon a book of their Fair Isle sweater patterns in a library in Colorado. Since then I’ve admired them for their commitment to producing local, natural, and fair … Continue reading

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brief update

Clearly I deserve some sort of award for Blog Neglect, but the briefest of updates as to my goings-on in fibre arts these days: – More classes at Ariadne; – Devoting time to building an inventory to sell at Puces … Continue reading

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New class! Intermediate spinning

I’m excited to say that I will be teaching an intermediate level spinning class, Spin 102, at Ariadne Knits in June. Having taught a lot of people the basics of spinning, I’m happy the lovely ladies of Ariadne are having … Continue reading

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I love teaching!

Seriously, I do. I’ve taught two classes at Ariadne Knits so far, with another scheduled for early May and more in the works. The response from my students has been overwhelmingly positive and I’ve loved being able to share the … Continue reading

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sharing the knowledge

For a while I’ve noticed that there aren’t a lot of opportunities to learn to spin in this region, which surprised me given this area’s long history of fibre arts activities. There are a couple of guild-affiliated classes around, but … Continue reading

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