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The Classic Ribbed Toque

As winter approached I was inundated with toque requests. While searching for patterns, I was pulled in a number of unexpected directions. The first path led me to Sylvia Olsen, a great Canadian writer, storyteller, knitter and designer. I will dedicate a separate entry to her incredible work and the work of our West Coast First Nation knitters. Like thousands of other knitters on Ravelry, I happened upon the baa-ble hat by Donna Smith (see VK 2016). Donna and her team have given me one more reason to love Scotland. While I pumped out a few hats, I was still drawn back to the Fisherman's toque. It's simple structure compliments a guy without distracting to his overall look.


I have three hat projects left before the end of winter; John Crane's Classic Family Hat published in Skacel vol. 8 Fall/Winter 2015 , Kyle Kunnecke's Four Directions hat  (was designed for a workshop at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles) and Vithard Villumson's Scandinavian pattern, the Njord hat.


The Jacque Cousteau Hat Lalla Pohjanpalo is a fun pattern and looks great 


The Joy of Knitting

Men. yarn and kneedles
  • 02/03/2016
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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.