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Iceland Day Tour – Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Spa

What a day. We sure did not want to get up in the middle of the night (7 AM) after having a bit too much wine the night before at our six-course dinner extravaganza at Sushisamba. But we forced ourselves … Continue reading

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A breath of fresh air in Ottawa

Today was a historical day in Canada. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd prime minister of Canada after his party won a majority of seats at our last federal elections. What made the day momentous and … Continue reading

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Knitting

Every once in a while a friend on Facebook shares with me a link to some new study that describes the benefits of knitting for mental health, warding off dementia, and even arthritis. As a knitter, I am happy to … Continue reading

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My first knitted adult sized garment

My local yarn shop is hosting a make along – the idea is to sew or knit a summer top. Since I had been trying to find the encouragement to make a garment (as opposed to an accessory), I joined … Continue reading

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Rondeur

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summer top taking shape

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Sweet Dreams

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Sweet Dreams by Boo Knits knitted in Madeline Tosh Merino Light. Colourway: candlewick. My first crescent-shaped shawl. The picot bind off was a killer but the results were well worth it.

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Hitchhiker

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Hitchhiker by Martina Behm knitted in Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Turquoise. A classic knitted more than 14,000 times by ravelry members.

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First step towards summer top

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Swatching for my first knit along (KAL) at my local yarn shop. Classic Elite’s Provence is gorgeous.

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Joining a new community

I’ve recently began to knit and the process of learning a new skill strikes me as akin to immigrating to a new country. There is an entire language to master. Terms like stockinette, seed stitch, garter stitch, gauge, bind off, … Continue reading

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Freedom

I know we all love to complain about the lack of an European-style cycling infrastructure in Toronto but I have to say, it’s such a good cycling city. We seldom have to take the TTC from now until november as … Continue reading

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