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In late November Tito and I decided to adopt a dog. We had the house, and the space, and I was lonely working from home all day. Our adoption adventure led us to the wonderful people at the Niagara Dog Rescue, and thence to a dog…

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Changes are coming to The Blue Brick online store! You may have noticed that all of our colours are currently listed as ‘sold out’ and have been since Christmas. This is because we are changing our model; from dye-to-order to inventory based. How inventory will…

New year, new store :)

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I’ve developed two colours recently, and I love them both, but they’re quite similar. I’m thinking I’ll only be releasing one of them to my permanent collection, so I’m reaching out to the internet for assistance. Here is Opal; And here is her close sister, Grand…

Opal or Grand Turk? Help me decide!

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To be fair, many big things happened, good and bad. The defining factor of the year would be my moms illness, the brain aneurysm and strokes that plagued about a quarter of the year for us and almost took her from me. We are grateful…

It wasn’t such a bad year…

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One of the creative experiments that I wanted to do over Christmas was dyeing vegan yarn. I don’t personally believe that yarn is cruel, but there are lots of knitters who, for reasons of ethics or allergies, would like to have a vegan yarn option…

Vegan Yarn

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There’s this maple outside my window that I can’t get enough of. It’s so powerfully red right now, that when the sun hits it the entire living room turns this lovely golden red colour. A few days ago I bought home a leaf from said…

Maple

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The move is officially done, we closed on the condo, and I can finally start to feel settled in the house. I decided to celebrate with a little lunchtime walk, and found this most excellent little antique shop not 10 minutes from my home: Greystone…

Treasure Hunting

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With all this playtime in variegated yarns lately, I knew I needed to do a proper autumn ombre. I went through tons of autumn photography, and finally settled on this lovely shot from Merrickville, Ontario, where it was just getting ready to storm hard, but…

Prairie Storm

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I’ve recently received an email from a customer concerned about the number of breaks in her skein of Blue Brick yarn. We are also concerned about it, but at the moment, with our current system and suppliers, up to three breaks is possible. I thought…

Knotty, Knotty Yarn

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, I think the @slowfashionoctober instagram blurb says it best: A celebration of the small-batch, handmade, second-hand, well-loved, long-worn, known-origins wardrobe. It’s a dialogue that we can all participate in, to any degree, in whatever way inspires us, and…

Slow Fashion October

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