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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. 

One of the best knitting festivals in Europe

Can't wait to see these happy faces

Top Left: Christel Seyfarth http://www.christel-seyfarth.d...

Top Right: Vithard Villumson

Bottom Left: Koushi Radhakrishnan

Bottom Right: Pernille Frigga Kragkaer


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
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Inspiration @ MSKR

I am still amazed at my age to be so wired the night before the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat (MSKR). Sleep is not an option. I just want to get into my car and head to Easton Mountain. The MSKR is always an incredible experience for me, and I feel so fortunate to a part of it's magic. I owe thanks to Joe Wilcox and Ted Myatt for starting the MSKR, influencing other great Men's Knitting Retreats in the US, Canada and the UK, and providing a forum for men to get together and knit. At this year's retreat I reacquainted with old friends, made new ones, and picked up a new skill: weaving.
  • 05/23/2016
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3 Crayons, Yarn and a Drag Queen

The Men's Spring Knitting Retreat begins next week. This event is always one of the highlights of my year. Each May, 50 guys from the US, Canada and the UK gather for a few days of knitting workshops and camaraderie. I have one porject to finish before I hit the road, The Crayon Challenge
  • 05/12/2016
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