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News

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of fear, anxiety, research, questions and more fear. A recurring swelling on our 8 year old daughter’s clavicle turned out not to be related to an incident on a trampoline two years … Continue reading

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100 Mile Fleece and Fibre Fair

It has been a busy spring chez Pip ‘n’ Milly Creations. Between all the usual family things like school, swimming lessons, gymnastics, gardening, Lego-building, movie-watching, story-reading, bike-riding and more, I’ve continued working on sewing orders, test knitting and doing some … Continue reading

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MIWS stash and destash event

The Mid-Island Weavers and Spinners Guild is hosting their biennial sale event tomorrow, March 16th, from 9.30am to 1pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 100 Chapel Street, Nanaimo. There will be a variety of vendors selling everything from fleeces, fibre, … Continue reading

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Laura Nelkin KAL on Ravelry – with prizes!

Designer Laura Nelkin is hosting a 3-month-long knitalong in her Ravelry group, featuring weekly and monthly prizes for participants. I love Laura’s designs – might have something to do with our mutual fondness for beads! I have donated a one … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Today I am reminded how grateful I am for the fact that the local malls host trick or treating. The weather is absolutely dreadful right now and going door to door would be a wet and miserable experience – for … Continue reading

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Knit City 2012

When I heard that there was going to be a fibre festival in Vancouver, I was pretty excited, as you may imagine. When I found out that Kate Atherley (wisehilda), Kim McBrien (indigodragonfly yarns) and Felicia Lo (SweetGeorgia Yarns) were … Continue reading

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Catching up

I would be catching up a little faster, but I accidentally deleted the post I just wrote. Frustrating beyond belief, when I finally get round to writing something! Believe me when I say it was thrilling and entertaining… Anyway, the … Continue reading

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The importance of blocking

When I first started knitting last year, I had no clue what blocking was or how to do it. Essentially, blocking means soaking your finished piece, then shaping in out to the proper size, pinning it in place and allowing … Continue reading

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Three cheers

Another year is winding down has wound down and I’ve put all other hand-occupying things aside to try to put together a post to fill in a LONG, quiet period! What to say? Well, I might just work backwards this … Continue reading

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Slow down!

Time is passing by far too quickly! Slow down, world, I’ve got lots to do! Hard to believe that we are approaching the end of October, Halloween is almost here and that means Christmas can’t be too far behind. I … Continue reading

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