Knitting blog

Winter in progress

By Megan Goodacre

Winter in progress
Well hello there. Are you knitting? That's a silly question, of course you are.

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We're celebrating with a sale!

By Megan Goodacre

We're celebrating with a sale!
That's right, we're having a sale. On everything.

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Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters

By Megan Goodacre

Idiot's Guides: Knitting Sweaters
It's been a big year.

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A new book!

By Megan Goodacre

A new book!
Hello my knitting peeps!

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Knit Picks Curio and Japanese crochet. And big changes ahead.

By Megan Goodacre

Knit Picks Curio. And big changes ahead.
Phew, it's hot today. Forecast: severe thunderstorms and constant perspiration.

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Sad and sweet

By Megan Goodacre

Sad and sweet
Today, I am grateful for my family, the ground under my feet, and the roof over my head.

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This again?

By Megan Goodacre

This again?
Since this is my third March in Ottawa, I should be used to it. Snow on the ground. A suspicious scarcity of robins on March 23. And, really, I should have noticed earlier that in Ontario, Spring Break is not actually called Spring Break." It is called "March Break." Ah, I'm catching on.

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Spring cleaning, unfinished patterns

By Megan Goodacre

Spring cleaning, unfinished patterns
It's that time of year for knitters (and for everyone I guess) when you do a lot of spring cleaning. The sun is shining a little more, bouncing off the cobwebs and dust bunnies, and you are struck by the sudden need to de-clutter. All the yarn came out last night. I used to sort yarn by colour, it looks so tasty that way. But now I sort by weight. I find it more productive when I'm looking for something. Yarn sorted by colour looks really fabulous, but I can't see most of my stash anyways because I store it in bins and bags in a big cabinet. When Kaffe Fassett gave a talk in Ottawa, 2013 it must have been, he showed slides of his studio, where the yarn is sorted by colour and heaped into large, specially-built drawers. Ready at any moment for inspiration. You can just imagine how many colours he must have access to. My clever friend Nicole raised her hand and asked the question that many of us were thinking but didn't quite have the balls to say to Kaffe Himself, Have you ever had any problems with moths?" And he replied, "Yes and we won't ever speak of it."

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