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Ilana MacDonald
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PANTS MONSTER!!!
Gosh I've knit a lot of things for babies over the years! I count 26 projects recorded on Ravelry, and I think there are probably a few that I never got around to recording on there. My favourite baby projects are always the cute little stuffies. There's ju...

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The Autumn Leaves cardigan
Carl Sagan once said, "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the Universe." I felt a little like I'd just invented the Universe with my most recently finished sweater. Two years in the making, the roving from which the yarn wa...

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Why I'm a bad blogger: catching up on last year's X-mas Knitting
Yes. I'm terrible at writing blog posts about my knitting in a timely manner. We all know that. Now, as I'm in the throes of my 2014 X-mas knitting, let's take a look at what hand-made goodies I made for my family last year! X-mas 2013 was all about the soc...

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SPIDER: A balloon-borne telescope
At this very moment, a team of astronomers is braving the Antarctic summer weather (which is just as bad, if not worse, as winter here in Toronto) for SCIENCE! The experiment called SPIDER (which I mentioned in a previous post ) is a balloon-borne telescope...

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A Two-Month Bullet Journaling Update
I've managed to stick with this bullet journaling thing for just about three and a half months now (see my first post here ), and so far, I can say that I'm enjoying the process! I've made a few modifications from the original system since I started, and wi...

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A Pilgrimage to Yarn Mecca
Folks, I have been to the place all fibre enthusiasts hope to someday visit: The Duchess County Sheep & Wool Festival , more colloquially known as Rhinebeck. I'll admit that it was everything I could have hoped for… Hundreds of yarn and yarncraft-related ve...

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Once upon a time, I dyed some wool, and then I spun it into yarn, and then I made it into a sweater… Took me over two years, but here's the first object ever made with my hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn!
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So do black holes exist or not?
The internet has been all aflutter this past couple of weeks with the news that black holes have supposedly been mathematically proven not to exist. The trouble all started earlier this year when Stephen Hawking declared that the existence of an event horiz...

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Thrifty Knitting: Using T-shirt Yarn
I have trouble throwing anything out. I got a lot better at it during our move , since getting rid of something I hadn't used in five years made more sense than packing it up, but I have to say that keeping things "just in case" is definitely still part of ...

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New Home Sweet Home
I mentioned in a previous post that the boyfriend and I moved at the end of July. Now that we're pretty settled in the new place, it's about time I told you a bit about it! We'd been living at the same apartment for just about six years, ever since we moved...
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