CANADIAN BOY, LIVES IN A CABIN, LOVES TO KNIT
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I am working on a number of knitting projects for 2017. Everything from launching the  Cabin's  "Knitters in Residence" series, Interviewing  people who inspire me, creating a new logo, revamping the website and collaborating with tattoo artist Sarah Keeley. 

The boys will have my new website up and running in March

Knitters in Residence for 2017

I will be hosting a series of workshops this year at the cabin. I have pulled together a great faculty. Workshop details will be available in the coming month.  

2017 Faculty

Left: Robbie Laughlin ,http://robbielaughlin.ca who's work recently appeared in the first edition of RIB magazine http://ribmag.com/. Right: Brilliant designer and natural yarn dyer , Kerri Westlake, https://www.westlakeknits.ca/

Top left, Denmark's Prince of Knitting Vithard Villumsen, http://vithard.dk/ . Vithard is a judge on Denmark's popular TV show; The Great Knit Off  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxpcuCPMLps and his recent work is on the cover of this month's The Knitter, Top right: Fashion forward designer Katherine Phan, http://www.houseofknot.ca/ who pushes the boundary of fashion, produces incredibly brave knitwear, and has appeared in Toronto Fashion Week, Bottom Left: The talented Rhichard Devrieze, http://rhicharddevriezeyarns.com whose vibrant colourful yarn is  sold in shops all over the world.  Bottom right; yours truly.

Well before the pussy hat, there was knitting activist Casey Jenkins

Coming up, an interview with Casey Jenkins

Tattoo inspired knitting with artist Sarah Keeley

i will be collaborating with tattoo artist Sarah Keeley https://www.instagram.com/sarahkeeley/?hl=en to produce tattoo inspired knitting patterns.

The new cabinboyknits logo was created by the talented Sarah Tierney http://sarahtierney.ca/ 

Talk to you soon.

Cabinboyknits

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World AIDS Day & The Red Scarf Project

My daughter told me about the Red Scarf project in Peterborough and thought I might be interested. I saw this as an opportunity to participate in an HIV/AIDS initiative in a community outside of Toronto.
  • 11/06/2016
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Canadian's balls are Denmark bound

I am heading to Denmark in a few weeks to attend one of my favourite festivals, Strikkefestival Fano, and to give a talk in Saeby on the Canadian men's knitting scene. Once again I will be sporting my knitted balls. If I have as much luck as I had last year, I will find some beautiful Danes who will have fun with them.
  • 08/15/2016
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Olympic Challenge

It has been a great summer for sports; the UEFA Euro 2016, Wimbledon, The Tour de France and now the Olympics. I always wanted to run in the Olympics, but didn't make it beyond the trials. At least I can participate in the Knitting Olympics. The yarn harlot http://www.yarnharlot.ca/ popularized this during the 2006 Olympics. The rules are simple, you cast-on during the opening ceremony, and complete the project by the closing ceremony. In traditional Olympic spirit, I grabbed my needles, yarn, shed my clothes and will have a blanket to cover me by the closing ceremony.
  • 08/06/2016
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Horsetail, Goldenrod and Golden Showers

The long weekend is winding down and the guests are slowly leaving. During the past 72 hours we have had 14 guys, roll through the house. I had earmarked this weekend for dyeing yarn, and forgot that we were entertaining. Rather than scrap the project, I took the opportunity to get the boys to take part in the dyeing process. I pulled out a pot and asked them to pee in it.
  • 07/31/2016
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Bear Balls

I had plans to be in Provincetown for Bear Week. It was going to be 5 days of knitting with a great bunch of guys, attend the opening of Ryan Cooke's new yarn and fabric shoppe, Purl http://www.ptownpurl.com/new-b..., and socialize with some of P-town's most welcomed guests, the Bears.
  • 07/15/2016
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Pride 2016

  • 07/05/2016
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Bill Cunningham

Each time I ride my bike through the streets of Toronto, I think about Bill Cunningham. I actually imagine myself as Bill Cunningham. I attempt to look at the city through the same lens. I saw Bill as a peaceful, forceful, focussed, and thrifty man with a brilliant eye for style and an infectious smile.
  • 06/26/2016
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June

I knew that June would be a challenging month. A city move, patterns to complete, a fashion show to pull together, Board Meetings, an Annual General Meeting and Pride outfits to create. And then Orlando happened.
  • 06/18/2016
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My Knitted Balls

I use my knitted balls to initiate conversations about knitting. The balls are soft to the touch, you can squeeze them, and they usually provoke a smile.
  • 06/03/2016
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