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Christmas Music

In the event that you can’t bear to listen one more over-jolly rendition of Frosty the Snowman, let me present you with an alternate Christmas playlist.   Or if you prefer a classical Christmas: Advertisements

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Res nova

No, it’s not really a revolution. But I did make some new discoveries on YouTube that have revolutionized my playlists for the past week!  

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Spitsbergen

If you’ve been a regular here for the past few years, dear reader, you might recall that in addition to knitting I’m also obsessed with Arctic exploration in the 19th century, particularly the lost Franklin expedition. Though I won’t be … Continue reading

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Sheep

I took Tott to town today and at the bookstore we discovered “The Sheep that Jumped over the Fence.” In other news, the stash is being knit down, new patterns are being dreamed up, a novel is being written, and … Continue reading

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China

Yesterday I discovered AliExpress. If you’re not familiar with it, then the best description that I can muster would be Chinese Amazon crossed with Etsy — in the sense that it provides a platform for individual stores to sell, dream, … Continue reading

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‘I will make you brooches’

With profuse apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson. I will knit you sweaters and socks for your delight With Malabrigo in the morning and Kureyon at night. I will make an afghan fit for you and me Of Manos and Wollmeise … Continue reading

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Songs about spinning

Ever since I got my Louet Julia, my spindles have seen little spinning duty. But there’s hardly any point in busting out the wheel for a single rolag…this one courtesy of Deb at my favourite Fondant Fibre. So I’m going … Continue reading

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