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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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Ten years ago

CBC News just mentioned that 10 years ago SARS hit Toronto. That means that it’s been 10 years since we came to Toronto to look for an apartment. We came to the city amidst the worldwide panic over the disease. … Continue reading

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Top 10 of visit to Vicksburg, MS and New Orleans, LA

1. Family. It was nice seeing my parents, my brother, his wife, and their three kids, who have grown quite a bit since I last saw them 3 years ago. I have a 17 year-old nephew! Crazy. 2. Grits. Awesome. … Continue reading

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Lunch around the world

It started with a quick errand to Queen St West. On the way there from campus, I spotted the Market 707, a spot on Dundas & Bathurst where several food kiosks have been set up serving some very tasty food. … Continue reading

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