• Learning To Weave at The Burr House

    November 17, 2015 Kate

    We did it! We wove things! When I was little I remember thinking weaving was the ultimate craft. If you knew how to do that, I thought, you’d made it. Mum’s floor loom and an antique spinning wheel occupied the hallway just outside my bedroom. They fascinated me. My Mum wasn’t even weaving at the time, I was just mesmerized…

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  • How I Made A Tunisian Crochet Pillow Cover

    October 29, 2015 Kate

    Looks pretty cozy, right? I recently swiped a couple skeins of chunky yarn from the sample closet at work (thanks, Kollabora!) with the intention of making a cushion cover. I was thinking, oversized, simple, monochrome, and textured. I thought Tunisian crochet would give me the density/texture I was looking for, so, here we are! I…

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  • Easy Zippered Oil Cloth Travel Case

    September 26, 2015 Kate

    I had some delicious Marimekko oil cloth buried in my stash that I finally got around to making a little travel tote out of. This was one of those last minute necessity makes. I was leaving for New York the next day so I needed easy and I needed now. I knew the style I wanted and…

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  • Updated Embroidered Knit Pillow

    July 27, 2015 Kate

    A year or so ago I was messing around with the idea of a knit pillow and came up with this. I was really happy with how the concept turned out, embroidered knits, but it hasn’t proved as functional as I would like. The yarn I used was quite scratchy, I didn’t anchor down the embroidery…

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  • Intro to Spinning Workshop at The Knit Cafe

    May 23, 2015 Kate

    A few months back I took a drop spindle (introductory spinning) class at The Knit Cafe in Toronto. Majorly worth it. For anyone interested in spinning and in the Toronto area I wanted to share my experience. I got into the idea of spinning my own yarn a couple years ago when a family friend passed on to me…

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  • Woven Wall Hanging with Birch Branch

    November 25, 2014 Kate

    The fun begins when you stop treating weaving as strictly back and forth and start looking at it as a grid that can be worked in any direction. Twisting, knotting, wrapping – if you can think it, try it! I made a wall hanging a while back that I wasn’t totally happy with (blogged here),…

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  • Updated Tunisian Crochet Neck Warmer

    November 19, 2014 Kate

    Here we have my second attempt at a Tunisian crochet neck warmer. The first one I made last year turned out more like a balaclava (Oops), and while functional it didn’t feel right. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! I ripped it out and cast on fewer stitches this time, making it looser and shorter. It came…

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  • Knit Mens Neck Warmer

    November 12, 2014 Kate

    Alright, here it is, proof that I’m not a completely selfish knitter. Check out the neck warmer on this handsome man. Or just check out this handsome man… Maybe I’m just a selfish knitter because I find knitting for other people stressful. What if it doesn’t fit? What if they don’t like it? What if…

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  • Wool And The Gang’s Zion Lion Hat

    November 7, 2014 Kate

    It’s here! Wool and the Gang is on Canadian soil… it’s HERE! I’ve followed UK based WATG for some time now and on multiple occasions come this close to ordering online, but the ridiculous shipping fees have stopped me. So, I can’t tell you how over the moon I was to see a whole wall…

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  • Updated Textured Circle Scarf

    November 4, 2014 Kate

    Alright kids, here we go again. One of my first posts and tutorials, Textured Circle Scarf, was in desperate need of a re-knit. I know I haven’t blogged much, but I’m already at that stage where I look back at old posts, particularly “tutorials”, and wince. Since this scarf is easily the most worn thing…

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