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2014 Fall Creativ Festival – Part 1

Last month I spent five great days at the Creativ Festival in downtown Toronto. I took several classes, ranging from sewing a huge craft bag. to knitting socks two-at-a-time, to ribbon embroidery. Perhaps the hardest class I took as Introduction … Continue reading

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Two-Coloured Socks

A few weeks ago I whinged about how annoyed I was at myself for not being able to match the dye lot for a pair of socks that I’ve been working on since March. Well, I bit the bullet and … Continue reading

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Dye Lot Socks

We all know dye lots are important. Sure, DMC has stayed fairly consistent throughout the years (for most colours, anyway), but fancy threads like Gloriana or even Crescent Colours (aka Classic Colorworks) can change drastically between dyelots. And, the same … Continue reading

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Stitching Nest

It’s been two weeks since moving day, and we are starting to get settled. The little man started school today, and so we are getting into our new schedule as well. I’ve been busy with this move than expected. Last … Continue reading

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Needlework News

Interesting things have been happening out there. Timey-wimey dice, smuggling drugs, and so much in between. 12 Doctor D12 – Robin Hobbs has created a super cool 12-side die that features the faces of The Doctor. Sadly, the War Doctor … Continue reading

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Blue Butterflies for My Feet

A week and a half ago or so I whined about how I’ve had to cut back on knitting and other things for a little while to allow the nerve in my elbow to heal a bit. Thankfully, things seem … Continue reading

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At the End of My Yarn

Oh, dear. I’ve run out of yarn and I still have half a foot to knit! I’m having bad luck, aren’t I? The socks are Diamond Shreddies by Carrie Van Kessel, and they were the round 3 socks from Sock … Continue reading

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