After a year:: new space (another belated post)

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I know I've been pretty quiet of late. Life has been interesting. Not bad, just interesting, and busy, and somewhat uncertain. I tend to draw inward when things are at sixes and sevens.    Uncertainty, if there ever really is such a thing, heightens my introverted nature. It's been almost a year since we sold our little church home in Nova Scotia, Canada. The last few months has seen us staying in 'temporary' fully furnished accomodations in two of Canada's major cities (Toronto & Winnipeg) which has proved to be an interesting challenge. As a maker, and creative person, it proved to be a particularly challenging time. I had expected a turnaround time of 3-4 months, not 10 months and two citiesI had kept out a few knitting projects to…
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A belated post

A belated post

Knitting
Disclaimer :: this was written back in June but failed to be send out into the world.  The sentiments are still valid, so thought I would post it, even if several months out of date. Is there anything more conflicted (or sad) than a maker without access to making?  It makes for bouts of wistfulness. Adds to the ever present restlessness in my soul. Making grounds me. Energizes me. Is me. Without the making, do I exist? Yes, is the obvious answer, but maybe not completely. Maybe I'm just being stubborn. Petulant, even. There is so much I can do electronically.  I have tons of designs to create, to edit, improve, or to re-imagine. New techniques to share, and tutorials to record.  But somehow, I am unmotivated.  Seems I need…
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GreyScape, another sock weight jumper in progress.

GreyScape, another sock weight jumper in progress.

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Not So Crazy GreyScape, in progress What's on the needles just now? This. Another sock weight jumper, of course. I wear these all the time! This is based on the Not So Crazy Stripes  pullover by the talented Alfa Knits. I've made two already and find that they fit very well. I don't usually buy sweater quantities of yarn, opting rather for 50 or 100 g of a colour at any given time. Luckily, when you love certain shades there is a good chance that you can cobble together a garment quantity with only a few additions.  This is one of the ramdom palettes that was almost enough. Twelvehundred (1200) metres or three balls of sock yarn is enough for a 3/4 to long sleeve version for me.  Size 34/36.…
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A Chimera in Needlepoint, la Bucherie

A Chimera in Needlepoint, la Bucherie

Needlepoint
A return to needlepoint : Tapisseries de la Bucherie. When we were in Paris last year,  I made a concerted effort to find local wool and yarn shops.  Yarn tourism is a thing, apparently. Turns out it is a really good way to see some parts of a city one may otherwise miss. More about that, and the shops I found, on another day. Right now I have desire to return to needlepoint. In my google search for yarn shops I found  the Tapisseries de la Bûcherie This is one of the most brilliant shops in Paris, for those who love beautiful things made by hand. The shop, unlike many craft related shops, was in a popular tourist area of the city. A stone's throw from the Cathedral Notre Dame, actually. This treasure trove…
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Garri jumper in Alafoss and Lettlopi

Garri jumper in Alafoss and Lettlopi

Knitting
An Iceladic Lopi Jumper; for my Love. After being away for almost a decade, our resistance to the extreme temperatures of Winnipeg has apparenetly diminished, a bit.Time for a Lopi jumper. My love, has particular tastes when it comes to clothing. Plain and dark colours, are usually preferred.  To my great surprise, when he saw this  pattern,  Garri, designed by Védís Jónsdóttir, as I was combing Ravelry for bulky stranded knits, he said 'I would wear that'. Well, that is all the encouragement I needed!I chose almost identical colours to the model, they're his favourites, anyways. It was a super quick knit, only took me about 11 days.  I could have had this done in a week,  but there were a couple of hiccoughs when it came to the placket, as written,…
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