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As the Seasons Change

Autumn is one of those weather-crazy seasons in Canada. In a span of 24 hours, it could be sunny, warm, rainy, cold, windy and snowy. Just the other day we had brooding clouds, rain, sleet and hail, all mixed with … Continue reading

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I Love Yarn… Let’s Celebrate!

I Love Yarn Day 2015 is being held on Saturday, October 17. Brought to you by the Craft Yarn Council (CYC), this annual event celebrates yarn. (Personally, I love to “celebrate” yarn at least once a month by squeezing, caressing … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate!

July starts out as a festive month in my household, which is half American and half Canadian, as we celebrate both Canada Day on July 1 and Independence Day on July 4. Fireworks, barbecues and warmer weather abound to mark … Continue reading

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Squares with Friends

Have you ever wondered what 370 squares, five hats, two sweaters, two cuddlebags, one Go-Over, handwarmers and countless slip-ins look like? An influx of squares and hours of work created a backlog that I finally packed, weighed and wrapped. That’s right, nine packages, made … Continue reading

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Wear a Square!

Winter. In Canada, it really is its own entity. I have spent the last three months in denial of the cold, snowy, shorter days and longer nights of Winter. But this week, we’ve had record low temperatures here in the northland, with … Continue reading

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First Fruits of the Harvest

The holiday Kwanzaa was created by the American Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a way of reinforcing African culture and heritage and reconnecting Africans throughout the world with the traditions and building blocks of community. The number seven holds a special significance – … Continue reading

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The Knit(-a-square) Retreat

I’ve been crocheting practically my entire life but I’ve only been knitting consistently for the past six months. Last year at this time, my friend Fi hosted her first knitting retreat. I considered going but because I didn’t knit, I … Continue reading

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A Square Can Be So Much More

Have you ever wondered about the secret language we use on the Knit-a-square forum? Over time, we’ve evolved squares into warm garments to help combat a distinct lack of warm clothing. Thanks to KAS, little bodies can be warm, dry and protected. The Go-Over does just … Continue reading

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Behold the Evolution

It was February 2009 when I received the email from Lion Brand Yarns introducing me to the world of Knit-a-square. Can you believe I actually emailed Sandy to ask if they’d accept crocheted squares? I had no idea what an impact … Continue reading

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Purl One, Knit For Good

My mom taught me to crochet when I was seven years old. In my memory I learned instantly, although I know that isn’t possible. I’m sure there were challenging times where I was trying to catch on to the stitches … Continue reading

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