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Yarn Packages are the Best Packages

Tonight, I spoiled myself. I came home to discover that my long awaited Knit Picks yarn order had arrived, and rushed to the lobby to pick it up from the concierge. Inside the plain cardboard box was: 6 skeins of Stroll fingering sock yarn in three fabulously neutral colours; 4 skeins of bulky weight cotton… Continue reading Yarn Packages are the Best Packages

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The Art of Knitting a Cowichan Vest – Part II

Since my last post, posted just over a week ago, my Cowichan vest has progressed immensely. I’m over half way done! Such a change from knitting socks, using fingering yarn and 2.5 mm needles. For this vest, I’m using special six strand roving yarn from Custom Woolen Mills (grown and processed here in Alberta!) as well as… Continue reading The Art of Knitting a Cowichan Vest – Part II

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The Art of Knitting a Cowichan Vest – Part I

I have some exciting news. I’m enrolled in a ‘Learn to Knit a Cowichan Vest’ knitting workshop!  My first class started this last Monday, at Stash Needle Art Lounge in Inglewood, Calgary. They have a beautiful space hidden away from their knitting store filled with comfy couches, tea and Nanaimo bars. It was pure bliss! Finally… Continue reading The Art of Knitting a Cowichan Vest – Part I