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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about the Long Tail Cast On

This video shows how to do the long tail cast on. First is a very quick refresher for those who already know how to do it, followed by an in depth discussion of how to do the long tail cast … Continue reading

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Yarn Basics for New (and not so New) Knitters 1

Yarn comes in an almost infinite variety and making yarn choices can be overwhelming, especially when you are just learning to knit (and sometimes, even when you are an expert knitter). Yarns vary in their fibre composition, their thickness, number … Continue reading

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Project Beginnings

Recently, on one of my Ravelry forums, someone asked whether when selecting a project we are attracted to a finished project or we are attracted to a technique and then we learn to love the project. While I can never see … Continue reading

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Cast-onitis relapse

I was doing so well at the beginning of the year. I cast-on a project or two and worked on it until it was done, most of the time. This is unusual behaviour for me. I am the queen of … Continue reading

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Queen’s Shawl is done.

Here is a photo of my Queen’s Shawl gently flapping in the still wintery breeze of spring. (This week however, the temperatures will definitely me more springlike with expected highs above the freezing mark every day!) I was rather surprised … Continue reading

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A Halloween Helmet

Every Labour Day weekend, to celebrate the end of the summer camping season, the community association at the lake put on a big Halloween celebration, complete with trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Everyone decorates their places and there is a … Continue reading

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