Knitting to distraction

My shrug has grown a bit, and needs one last repeat of the Lily of the Valley motif to finish off the back body.  To be honest, I have been preoccupied this week.  Housework; fretting about the future; sleeping off a virus; and spending a lot of time on Ravelry. I typed out a whole […]

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Quickie post

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  My cousin & an old friend were both born May 5th, so it’s always been an auspicious day.  Hope they have a good one. I’m still on my yarn shop exploring kick.  Tried 2 yesterday but they were both closed.  That’s cool – gives them back a 2 day weekend from […]

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Good knitting thanks to EZ

In reading/ entering Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop, I realized this all-over tight lace was not a shrug but a kind of doiley.  On page 112 she writes about designing lace shawls: MUCH DEPENDS on the color and wight you want for your shawl.  You may work a shawl in any way you please; the looser […]

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Mini Yarn Crawl

I did my first yarn crawl of West Queen West, yesterday.  Typically, I just head straight to Lettuce Knit in Kensington Market when in Toronto.  It’s still a great store – no complaints here.  I just got the yen to explore.  I had a sketchy idea of things, so decided to walk.  About a year […]

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