DIY: Knit Okinawa Cowl and Free Pattern

This pattern for our Okinawa Cowl creates a fine mesh garment that is light as a feather. The wool used here is Manos del Uruguay Marina, which is a 100% merino lace weight yarn. I picked up the yarn last summer in Montreal at Effiloche but had trouble deciding which colour until I saw this […]

DIY: Oslo Cowl and Free Pattern

The Oslo Cowl is a chunky wool piece designed to keep you warm for a Nordic winter-or at least a Canadian one! The yarn is 65% wool and 35% alpaca so it is super toasty. We used Drops Nepal and created a blue ombre pattern that reminded us of the ocean. We found a cute […]

DIY: Collingwood Cowl and Free Pattern

We designed this Collingwood Cowl to show off the beautiful hand dyed wool from Northern Bay Fibres. It is the most simple pattern, which is perfect for beginner knitters. I knew that I wanted to make a cowl using the colourway called Celebrate! so I swatched a variety of stitches here. I really wanted to try […]

DIY: Crochet Snow Queen Beret by Brenda K B Anderson

Crochet Snow Queen Beret by Brenda K B Anderson

I had my eye on the Snow Queen Beret by Brenda K B Anderson for quite a while, and I finally got around to it! The pattern is from the book Crochet Ever After: 18 Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Fairy Tales. The hat is a beret I crocheted with one skein of Wellington Fibres worsted weight […]

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

I made a chocolate chip walnut pumpkin spice bread using up leftover pumpkin from Ryan’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Last year, I made these walnut raisin pumpkin spice muffins, but I wanted to do something new this time around. A can of pureed pumpkin here in Canada is 796 mL, or about 27 oz. Many pumpkin […]

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