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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These were destined originally to be called simply oatmeal socks, after the colour of the wool used, Truly’s Cygnet 4 ply fingering in shade 2046, Oatmeal. However, as I brought the socks to life on my needles, it occurred to me that the lacy meandering teardrops looked more like the large rivulets of tears that might form if a crocodile r...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The spiral is a cross-cultural and timeless symbol that, for many, represents the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth. Spirals occur abundantly in nature. Human crafted spirals can be found as a perpetual motif from ancient through to modern times. One experiential interpretation of the sacred spiral is the Grouse Dance.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
What more romantic symbol could you imagine than the Luckenbooth, two hearts entwined, a pledge of love and fidelity. Since its first appearance at the beginning of the 16th century, this love token has been given by friends, lovers, and family to not only show affection but also to offer protection, even against malevolent faeries.
I have been dreaming about mohair for awhile now. When on holiday in Milan, Italy, we came upon a fabulous outdoor market selling all manner of goods; invariably, I found the wool vendor! Once home, I set about making this traditionally constructed vest with classic lines, deep ribbing, and a big cuddly collar.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Paestum, is a beautiful place, rich in historical and cultural meaning. Nestled beside the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Italian region of Campagna, this UNESCO world heritage site is home to the oldest Greek temples outside of Greece. These three grand designs with Doric style pillars are surrounded by the legendary Roses of Paestum, pine trees, and fi...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The heather and the bracken are blooming, bird song fills the air, and magic emanates from every tree and rock inviting philosophical musings on the wonders of nature and offering the gift of Celtic peace. Scotland’s historical landscape inspired this pattern. Made in the traditional manner, three styles of cable meander in harmony from the ribb...
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Life is a joyous adventure full of challenges, opportunities, friendships, love, learning, and the appreciation for the wonders of this world. Each runic symbol on this blanket represents key qualities or lessons that we either need to develop or draw upon as we venture forth.
I don’t know how it happened, but Carriage Sets for wee ones seem to have gone out of favour these past years. I think it is time for a Carriage Set come-back! The weather still turns chilly in the fall. In spring of the year little ones need warm outfits to keep the damp away.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Unisex style for any teen or adult who needs a really, really, warm hat. Warm enough to survive even winters in Winnipeg, Canada… think minus 30-40 degrees Celsius for weeks and months on end.. and that is without the wind chill. Really.