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Category Archives: Knitting

Bigger on the Inside

Over the past few months, I’ve cast on for a dozen projects and yet I’ve bound off hardly anything. Not a single one of my projects has managed to keep my attention for more than a few rows at a time — this has been incredibly frustrating for me because I knit to relax and it’sContinue Reading

Knitting Breaks

I’m not sure what exactly happened, but somehow it’s April and I’m not at all certain what happened to March. Despite the days being long (what with rush projects that completely consumed every waking hour and then getting sick), the month seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. But you knowContinue Reading

No-Work Weekend Fallout

Guess what happens when you indulge in a No-Work Weekend? You spend the next eight-and-a-half days drowning in work, willing the clock to move more slowly because that will mean that there’s more time between you and your deadlines. Sigh. However, tomorrow I’m turning on my email’s away notice and taking a day to doContinue Reading

Knitter Logic FAIL

As you can see, I ran out of yarn before I ran out of stitches to bind off. Knitting faster didn’t work nearly as well as I’d hoped. Sigh. Short of ripping back and reworking the repeats, there’s not much I can do. I’m a little annoyed because, according to the ball band, I shouldContinue Reading

Outrunning the Yarn

Last week I was digging through my stash (which I’m hoping to organize at some point in the not-too-distant future) and stumbled upon a yummy skein of Bluefaced Leicester from one of my favourite (Canadian!) yarn dyers, Oceanwind Knits. On a whim, I cast on for a Summer Wind cowl and knit a bit wheneverContinue Reading