Tibetan Clouds Shawl, Interpreted

As they rode eastward along the water’s edge, they watched birds foraging and playing.  A few thin clouds were scudding in the pure blue sky and swooping birds united the heavens and the earth. “Sky Burial: an Epic Love Story of Tibet” by Xinran, p. 146 This Sivia Harding design, the “Tibetan Clouds Beaded Stole” […]

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Winter is Coming – shawl edition

Apologies in advance for the sheer pinkness of this post. One of my first impulses after the last day of work was to get back to knitting this lace shawl.  Quietly started back in January, it was at the knitted-on-border stage when I picked it back up last month: The big fear was that I […]

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Shawls are for tomboys too

Spending 6 days home in Jamaica for my Toronto cousin’s wedding was every-minute-amazing.  A&W had a sea-side wedding in Discovery Bay.  We sandwiched this ‘country trip’ by staying with my parents in Kingston. In my carry-on was the just, just finished lace shawl – Oslo Walk by Susanna IC (publisher pics here).  Lace novice that […]

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October in San Fran

San Francisco rocks!  It was wonderful to finally see my brother ‘in situ’, and meet everyone who is everyone in his life.  The city itself is so vibrant.  I expected the artsy, hard-core & touristy vibe but those Union Square high-end stores were a big surprise.  Made Toronto’s Yorkville look like a joke (or three). […]

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Mohair & other Pitfalls

Where did the week go?  Just one big blur of frenzied knitting.  I’m not quite wedding ready but am getting there.  The Wisp wrap was painstakingly slow.  Working with 2 yarns is usually not a big deal but mohair?  Keeping it all straight meant stopping each row change.  And the dark colours did not help […]

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Sneak Peeks

I haven’t been able to post lately because my computer is on a rampage.  It’s slower than ever & crashes whenever it wants to.  It might just be hung up on a major MS update like DH says but we bought it 5 years ago to the month.  The 1st hard drive crashed months ago […]

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