Author Archives: Alexis

June 2019 Show & Share

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Knitting in Canada – further reading

Last Thursday I held the Yarn Club hostage in overtime to dissect approximately 300 years of Canadian knitting history. Thanks for sticking it out, team! Today I’m rounding up some of the resources I used in my research for those of you who’d like to take a deeper dive into some of the topics we […]

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Stranded Colourwork Resources

At the May Yarn Club meeting we talked about Colourwork techniques with a focus on stranded knitting. I’ve rounded up some of the online resources I referred to in my talk below. I got some great historical information from Lela Nargi’s book, Knitting Around the World: A Multistranded History of a Time-Honored Tradition. BluPrint has […]

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Show & Share May 2019

The Grand River Bead Society is accepting fibre arts & fibre artist vendors to its annual Show & Sale this October 19 – 20, at the Evergreen Centre. Check back to the website for vendor applications or contact vend.grbs@gmail.com to request an application

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April 2019 Show & Share

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March 2019 Show & Share

Roxann shared the following resource after last month’s meeting: Betsan Corkhill is a UK Physiotherapist and wellness coach who wrote the book Knit for Health and Wellness.

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Healthy Knitting & Crochet: Ergonomics, Activity & Maintenance

Three years ago, we held a Yarn Club meeting where special guest Terri Rowan, RMT, talked about strategies for keeping our bodies in shape to keep us doing the crafts we love longer. Last month I asked Terri to help me revisit this topic from a perspective of specifically keeping our knitting & crochet habits […]

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February 2019 Show & Share

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January 2019 Show & Share

We had a surprise multimedia show & share item in January. Kris brought in her Dalur Design #7 Pullover that she had wired with LED Christmas lights!

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Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off for K1P1 Rib

Next up in my series of cast-on/bind-off tutorial videos is the Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off for K1P1 Rib. I love the finish on this. Many Yarn Club members asked about a bind-off for toe-up socks: this is my favourite. See the seminal work Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease for a K2P2 version.

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