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Not exactly Nina's design

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What better project for a cross-country road trip than to design and knit a maple leaf dress? I drew my first maple leaf before we left home and bought some Cascade 220 in two shades of grey, black and red. I decided to let the rest emerge. Like every design it takes time and it’s still emerging. But my maple leaf dress is another story. For now it’s enough to say that I put my dress back in the bag when we got to Carstairs, Alberta. At Custom Woolen Mills Fen gave me samples of their soft-spun 6 strand. I...

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Baby hats

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It’s a long drive around the top of Lake Superior with few destinations for a knitting tour. So when Tee from Sioux Lookout asked if we could stop in and meet the Northern Knitters we were both excited and hesitant. Sioux Lookout is 80 km off the already very very long road.   When she said the town had an enthusiastic group of knitters and a great story that was a combination I had trouble resisting. Tex had been to the town before and knew we could fit it in between our visits to Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. So we...

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