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Anne Woodall
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Pictures from KnitTraders Fibre Tour of Ireland, May 2017.
Left: The Mobius Cast On - in Dublin Right: Lunch Pub on the Aran Islands Left: Irish Cliffs Right: The Aran Sweater Market, Innishmore. Left: Irish Pub Music. Right: Irish Coffee in Dublin Left: The Giant's Causeway Right: Doris and the "99" (the name give...

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Maple Leaves Forever - Adapting Patterns
  As 2017 approached I knew that I wanted to do some Maple Leaf knitting to mark Canada's 150th Anniversary. I had already fallen in love with, and subsequently ruled out Margaret's Gift from our very talented Canadian Designer, Sally Melville, featured a f...

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Yarn World in Lower Manhattan
Last week I had the exquisite pleasure of spending  a couple of days walking around Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan. This was to be just a visit and had nothing to do with knitting, fibre, yarn, design, and was indeed to be a break from my busy work l...

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KnitTraders shows you how to save 20% on Cascade's Knitterati Afghan
Cascade Yarns ,
one of North America's best selling and finest yarn companies,  is
celebrating 30 years of business and they are sharing their good fortune
with us.   The Knitterati Afghan Knit-Along features 30 of our top knitting designers who have eac...

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What's in a Name? The question of the "Newfie Mitt".
When I was at University, my room mate in third year was from St John's, NL. I learned much from Anne but one of the main things was that it isn't politically correct - as we would say today - for non Newfoundlanders to use the term "Newfie", although they ...

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The Annual Knitters' ME Time Festival.
The earliest that I've had people purchasing yarn for Christmas projects was last year, on December 5th, 2015, for gifts that will be given next weekend - 12 1/2 months later. All year long, customers are planning their Christmas knitting: socks, mittens, a...

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A Brief history of our "Award Winning" e-newsletter.
Since January of 1997 I've been regularly putting out some sort of newsletter under the banner of WOOL-TYME Kingston and then KnitTraders of Kingston . In the early days it involved much  cutting and pasting (literally) to make the different articles fit on...

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The pattern (and magazine) that I still love - after 39 years.
In the fall of 1977 I was working in Montreal at a shelter for  pregnant teens. My boss and her flat mate had recently bought a hobby farm just over the Ontario border. We enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend raking leaves and putting the garden to bed for the ...

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From Arraiolos to Evora to Castelo de Vide to Guarda to Covilha
It's Friday morning and I'm writing from Guarda in the northern interior of Portugal where the landscape is much more rugged than the rolling planes that we drove through from Lisbon to Evora in the South. Here is a picture from our hotel window in Guarda, ...

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Lisbon Days 1-2,
Greetings from Lisbon, Portugal on this 4th KnitTraders European Fibre and Knitting tour and I'm here to share  some of what we have been up to. We arrived on Sunday morning at 6:40am local time, but 1:40am our time - to be greeted by the longest Customs li...
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