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Skiff hat for the cold

The weather is changing quick in my neck of the woods. Last week it was Summer, mellow and very dry like it has been for months. Now as I sit here looking out the window it is raining in a dark and heavy way, with the sun only momentarily setting light to the red and […]

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Knitting for Summer II

Last year I wrote a bit about my infatuation with Summer knitwear and more generally Summer knitting. I still think it is the bees knees so I thought I’d revisit the theme and share some of my new infatuations. Up until that time I hadn’t really considered wearing knits as a viable option for warm weather, thinking it […]

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White Mittens

It is Autumn and I am spending as much time as possible walking through the woods scouting for mushrooms. We celebrated the recent Equinox doing just that. Out a little bit too late with a thick fog, an orange moon and not a lot of fungi (it was nearly dark out so go figure). Even though it was beautiful it was also the first time I’ve had to pile on clothes to keep warm. So now I am craving warm cushy fall gear and one thing my heart is set on is a pair of thick, rustic mittens. I really love the idea of a white or whiteish pair to stand out against my navy blue coat, and now that I think about it…

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A Vest and making a queue

I have a to-do list in my head of all the things I would like to knit. This is of course not an ideal system at all. I’ve tried using the Ravelry queue but usually I will just add stuff on a whim, meanwhile I will randomly queue more stuff until it is just a […]

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Knitting for Summer

Lately the weather around here has been improving ever so slightly and I am beginning to hope for an actual summer. Hopefully spent by the sea wearing lots of knits! Maybe that doesn’t sound like signs of a sunny, warm summer, but I am seeing so many amazing knitted tops everywhere just now and it’s probably my favourite thing. There are…

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The Linn Sweater

This sweater has lived in it’s own constantly open tab in my browser for a while now. I look at it often just to take in that amazing little dolman twist and daydream about effortlessly throwing it on in the morning. The designer is a lovely lady called Elizabeth Suzann, based out of Nashville ( …where Karen Templer from Fringe Association is also located, what’s up Nashville!?).
Reading her statement feels a bit like reading a very precise description of the

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