Author Archives: Kitten

Confession Time

I have a confession to make. I have been knitting for almost a decade and I teach other people how to knit, but I just knit my first sweater this past winter. Well, if you want to get technical about … Continue reading

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I Love My Hat.

I love my hat. It’s the Everdeen Beanie by Tanis Gray from the book Weekend Hats, knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in the Cove colourway. I love, love, love the way this yarn looks in this pattern. I knit … Continue reading

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Ugly Halloween Sweater

Last week I did a Google Image search for “Jacques Plante knitting,” you know, as one does, and one of the images that came up (one of the first images that came up) was a photo of me at a … Continue reading

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Like a Phoenix

Last year it was feeling like a chore to make sure I posted at least once a month, and I decided that I was only going to post when I felt inspired. I forgot, however, that inspiration only comes to … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Frank

I have a theory as to how I might wind up with fewer UFOs and more finished objects, and I have Frank here to help me illustrate this theory. Admittedly, my buddy Frank illustrates the theory a bit better when … Continue reading

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In 2003, I saw the Dogosaurus Rex sweater on the cover of the Patons book Another Dog’s Life. I thought it was the coolest thing, and I vowed that one day I would learn to knit and I would make … Continue reading

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How to Get a Hat out of a Rabbit

It’s much less disgusting than it sounds, I promise, because you don’t need to use the whole rabbit. No bunnies were harmed to make this hat, only defluffified a little bit. Step 1: Obtain a skein of Fleece Artist Peter … Continue reading

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In Case You Were Wondering

Our wedding was perfect. I finished my wedding shrug in time, because “at the hairdresser’s a few hours before the ceremony” is totally “in time.” I finished the garter, too, by which I mean that my mother tied the ends … Continue reading

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Have You Found My Green Ribbon?

A few nights ago I dreamed that the seamstress who is sewing ribbon around the edge of my wedding veil showed me the turquoise ribbon she was using and it was WAY TOO GREEN, and I was upset. This dream … Continue reading

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Lately, it’s been all about the shrugs. The recently-finished shrug is the Two-Tone Ribbed Shrug by Stefanie Japel, in Cascade 220, colours Silver Grey and Cotton Candy. The actual knitting went fairly quickly, but I agonized over seaming the sleeves … Continue reading

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