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Cabin News

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 , who's work recently appeared in the first edition of RIB magazine Right: Brilliant designer and natural yarn dyer , Kerri Westlake,

Top left, Denmark's Prince of Knitting Vithard Villumsen, . Vithard is a judge on Denmark's popular TV show; The Great Knit Off and his recent work is on the cover of this month's The Knitter, Top right: Fashion forward designer Katherine Phan, who pushes the boundary of fashion, produces incredibly brave knitwear, and has appeared in Toronto Fashion Week, Bottom Left: The talented Rhichard Devrieze, 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 to produce tattoo inspired knitting patterns.

The new cabinboyknits logo was created by the talented Sarah Tierney 

Talk to you soon.



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 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, 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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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
  • Categories: Balls