• Brooklyn Tweed’s Spruce Forest Lace Shawl

    October 28, 2014 Kate

    Well well, it’s been a week or 8 hasn’t it? I’d love to say I’ve been wildly productive in my blogging absence but no, just your general ‘life happens’ stuff. I did however finally finish this Brooklyn Tweed Spruce Forest Estonian lace shawl that I started at the beginning of the summer. I actually completed…

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  • A Woven Wall Hanging, Unfinished

    August 24, 2014 Kate

    Well. I don’t love it. In keeping with my intention to blog honestly, I’ve got to admit this is not turning out as I’d hoped. I had this concept built up in my head and I expected it to feel so good when I finished, but here I am cross-legged on the floor staring at…

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  • DIY Apartment Decoration Inspiration

    August 12, 2014 Kate

    Like most, I’ve got more Ikea in my apartment than I’d like to admit. When you’re moving frequently and not sure where you’re going to end up, Ikea can make sense. However, an apartment with predictable basics doesn’t have to feel typical. You can always make it your own. I am the proud owner of…

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  • Sculpey: A Childhood Love Revisited

    July 22, 2014 Kate

    My best friend, her sister and I used to spend hours making tiny families out of Sculpey. When we were 10 years old, that was a rocking friday night. Moulding miniature people from a pile of coloured clay, probably driving our mothers mad constantly asking them to “put just one more tray in the oven,…

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  • DIY Jewellery For Beginners

    July 10, 2014 Kate

    You know when you open your closet to look for an important item to complete an important task and instead discover some awesome materials and a must-complete-now project? Ya. I don’t have any experience making jewelry, so these aren’t terribly well done or exciting, but they were fun to make and are a welcome addition to…

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  • Self Drafted Chambray Summer Dress

    July 1, 2014 Kate

    Holy happy this girl made a dress. It had been on my to-do list for a while to try drafting and sewing a summer dress. Since I hadn’t done this before, I kept it really simple. Honestly, I didn’t want to draft something too ambitious right out of the gate and then get down on…

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  • DIY Knitting Project Bag

    June 10, 2014 Kate

    I like to take my knitting with me so I can stitch a few rows whenever I can – in the car, on the subway, between class, in class (Ooops). I just need something simple and compact to throw into my bag, something preferably more inspiring than an old shopping bag. This dandy fits the…

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  • Monochrome Knit Pillow

    April 28, 2014 Kate

    I was the luckiest of ladies to be gifted with a former weavers gorgeous stash of wool recently. I’m talking huge cones of wool and bags and bags of beautiful rovings. Ya, the good stuff. Since the cones of wool are ideal for weaving and too course for apparel (although I’ve toyed with the idea…

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  • Americo Copito Medio Cowl

    January 20, 2014 Kate

    I knit Americo’s Lloydminster cowl using this yarn two years ago, and although I loved the texture and style I found it a bit too loose around the neck. I could pull it down around my shoulders and I wanted something that was tighter fitting so it wouldn’t be too bulky to wear with my winter…

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  • Tunisian Crochet Cowl

    January 14, 2014 Kate

    Kate:1 Winter:0 This is my first attempt at Tunisian crochet. I’d always assumed it was quite tedious but after seeing someone demo it at the Toronto Creativ Festival this past fall I decided to give it a go. Turns out it’s surprisingly easy and there’s such a beautiful array of stitch patterns you can do, I…

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