Category Archives: inspiration

Short Rows and a hello from your new hosts

What a great turnout for our first meeting of the year, thank you to all who attended during what I know can be a very busy time of year. If you missed the Yarn Club meeting, let me catch you up on a fairly big change before I share some great resources from our talk. […]

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April Yarn Club Show & Share

Here are the details of the fantastic stuff being shown off at Yarn Club this month!       @yarnindulgences at #yarnclub tonight your creation came in midway through its transformation into this gorgeous shawl! I love the depth and subtlety ❤️ #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitlocal #yarn #yarnporn A photo posted by Alexis Hoy (@alexis_phibersmith) on […]

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Cottoning On: Reading (and Understanding) the Label on Your Cotton Goods

In honour of “Spring” (note the sarcastic punctuation – here in Guelph we had snow and freezing rain just yesterday), I thought it would be thematic to talk about warm-weather fibres this month.  Little did I know we’d still all be wrapped in our woolens in April.  But hey, who are knitters to complain about […]

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Un état sombre

When I was in high school, I worked for one semester at an in-house film production department at a company here in Guelph. The department had a good deal of autonomy from the company, in part I think to justify its existence. They produced PSAs for non-profits and government programs, as well as internal videos […]

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Words to live by

Just quickly: I’ve been reading The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design by Shannon Okey and am feeling super inspired by the whole thing.  It’s just so cut-to-the-chase, here’s-the-knitty-gritty fantastic.  The other morning, however, I was going through some of the interviews while I finished my tea, and I came across the following words from […]

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Breaking the seal

Hello there, internet.  That’s right, I’m breaking the seal on this blog.  This window, the new vantage I enjoy while I’m working on things (behold the crazy teetering stacks of yarn!), is a long way away in both space and time from the last one, but despite its gaps, this site still occupies a space […]

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Light through yonder window

This is the soft afternoon light coming in the window of my hotel room in Victoria, as seen from where I’m veg-ing on the bed. We strolled through the Royal BC Museum this morning and now my very tired toddler is asleep and I’m waiting out the nap. Wherefore is he sleeping do you ask? […]

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Inspiration: Bell, Book and Candle

I’ve been watching a lot of movies from the 50s lately, and loving the costumes.  I have a particular longing for this shell that Kim Novak wears in Bell, Book and Candle from 1958.  I have it in my head to make a sweater inspired by its shape.  I especially love the way the neck […]

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