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Accomplishments of the Week (or two) - Nov 5, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week (or two) - Nov 5, 2018

by Debbie Sullivan November 05, 2018 1 Comment

I really love baking bread at home, and I actually rarely buy any bread products except bagels (and croissants when I'm feeling indulgent). But with the crazy heat we had all summer I got out of the habit of baking, and until last week I hadn't made bread since last spring. I like using the method from the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day cookbook. In reality it does take a few more than five minutes, but once you've got a routine going and have the dough stored in your fridge it really is pretty easy to whip up a fresh loaf whenever you feel like it. 

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Accomplishments of the week - Oct 15, 2018

Accomplishments of the week - Oct 15, 2018

by Elizabeth Sullivan October 16, 2018

I've spent the past week sketching and swatching many, many cable patterns for a new design I'm working on. I love this part of the design process and usually have way more ideas than I can fit in one project, so I often end up with tons of swatches.

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Accomplishments of the Week - Sept 11, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week - Sept 11, 2018

by Elizabeth Sullivan September 11, 2018

One of the best parts of living in our new neighbourhood is being close the Jean-Talon Market, my favourite market in Montreal. I've been taking full advantage of it and going about once a week or so to pick up fruits and veggies, much of it for freezing and canning for the winter.

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Blog Contest + Accomplishments of the Week - Aug 21, 2018

Blog Contest + Accomplishments of the Week - Aug 21, 2018

by Debbie Sullivan August 22, 2018 48 Comments

For the past few months we've been using this blog to celebrate our accomplishments, both big and small, and we want to celebrate your accomplishments too! And because we love to send special packages in the mail, we'll be giving away a prize. Please see the end of this post for all the details.

This summer has been very full, mostly of good things, but sometimes it gets a bit hard to keep up. So this week I've tried to focus on some accomplishments that are about taking care of myself, and allowing myself time to play. 

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Accomplishments of the Week - June 17, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week - June 17, 2018

by Debbie Sullivan June 17, 2018 3 Comments

One of the things I'm most excited about getting done this week is setting up a new bee hive. We've had hives in our backyard for the past few summers, but I haven't been really involved in taking care of them too much (it's been more my boyfriend and his brother's project). Unfortunately this year none of them made it through the winter, so we decided to do a bit of a re-set, with my boyfriend and I taking on more of the responsibility for them, and moving the hive up onto the roof of our building so we'd be less likely to get stung while gardening.

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Accomplishments of the Week - June 10, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week - June 10, 2018

by Elizabeth Sullivan June 11, 2018 1 Comment

This past week has been a tough one: teething baby, husband with a week-long migraine, preparing to move house in 3 weeks... The thing that's kept me going through the stressful week has been my knitting. I'm working on a new sock pattern using Pizzicato in the Palestra colourway to be released next month.

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Accomplishments of the Week - June 3, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week - June 3, 2018

by Debbie Sullivan June 03, 2018 1 Comment

Both the festivals we've attended this spring (the Knitter's Frolic in Toronto and the PEC Fibrefest last weekend in Picton) have been great - a chance to get our yarns and patterns out in the world, and to connect with friends both new and old. But preparing for them keeps me incredibly busy, and I was missing out on getting to spend time gardening, which is one of my favourite things to do at this time of year. 

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Accomplishments of the Week - May 28, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week - May 28, 2018

by Elizabeth Sullivan May 28, 2018

So... I'm a little bit late with this week's post. I had grand plans to post last night after returning home from Fibre Fest in Picton. And of course after a long drive with two kids, all I wanted to do was eat dinner and go straight to bed. But I still want to share last week's accomplishments with you, so here they are!

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Accomplishments of the Week - May 19, 2018

Accomplishments of the Week - May 19, 2018

by Elizabeth Sullivan May 19, 2018 1 Comment

With two young kids at home, it often feels like I run around all week and never get anything done. So, this is my effort to reflect on the week and celebrate successes both large and small, knitting-related or not.

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