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Falling down the rabbit hole of textured crochet

Falling down the rabbit hole of textured crochet

September 23, 2019 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

There are times when I find myself in that very odd situation where my perceived knowledge on a subject far outweighs my actual experience. You know the feeling, right? You’re merrily knitting away on a vanilla sock while your World of Warcraft character is taking the fifteen-minute flight between Undercity and Iron Summit when another crafty friend sends you a panicked message asking how to interpret a particularly tricky section of lace in the shawl they’re knitting.

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Lots of socks

Lots of socks

February 1, 2015 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

January didn’t shape up as I expected. I did knit quite a bit…just not on the things I had intended. Somehow, though, you can either roll with it, or allow yourself to be steamrolled.

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Koigu: Squooshy Goodness

Koigu: Squooshy Goodness

December 17, 2011 by Maire in Reviews / 0 Comments

Koigu is not only a yarn that’s fun to knit, but the name is fun to say too. I was really pleased to find out that it was a Canadian company…according to their website, they are based out of the Georgian Bay area in Ontario. I recently finished a pair of socks using Koigu. I […]

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A Saturday Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL

A Saturday Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL

December 10, 2011 by Maire in Reviews / 0 Comments

I am of the opinion that while men will wear atypically-coloured or textured socks, most men prefer relatively conservative socks that wear well. I would like to think that I’m relatively well-qualified to make that statement, considering I regularly knit socks for my significant other, and have been known to knit for our respective Dads. […]

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A Saturday Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Sock

A Saturday Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Sock

December 3, 2011 by Maire in Reviews / 10 Comments

Kroy is one of the old standby sock yarns of commercial “big box” craft stores like Michael’s. That’s where I usually find the stuff, and I get the impression from most other knitters that it’s a “substandard” type of yarn. Very rarely do I see it on a knitter’s list of “go to” brands. I […]

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Rainy Day cozies

Rainy Day cozies

August 31, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies, Whimsy / 0 Comments

This is what it looks like outside, so there will be no wonderfully naturally-lit photos this week. Instead, you get to marvel that my carpet has actually seen a vacuum cleaner in recent days (I love my Dyson). I’ve gotten quite a bit of work done on Robin’s “Theoretical” sweater. He has named it the […]

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