Needles Twirling: Edmonton Knitting Circle Feature for the Nook

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As part of the Nook, a startup Edmonton hobbyist website I helped run this semester, I wrote a deep dive on three Edmonton women and their knitting circle.

In through the front, and a wrap around the back. That’s the repetitious trajectory of it. The yarn ebbs and flows, weaving in and out of itself, guided by years of trial and error and two methodically twirling needles held by calm hands. And for some Edmonton hobbyists, it’s one of the best parts of their week.

Moving to a big city from a smaller community can be challenging in a number of ways. So to help curate their social life and fill their free time with fulfilling sense of productivity, three women that now call Edmonton home joined with their friends and formed a knitting circle.

Katherine McFatridge, Katia Reid, and Angela Johnston, come together every seven days to talk about their week and coach each other on their latest knitted creations. And They’ve been doing so for almost a decade. Read more

It was a joy hearing the three self-described introverts open up to me about how important knitting is in their lives. And more broadly speaking, making similar discoveries with the Nook over the last few months was a fun experience.

Veteran Griffins Set Statistical Bar: Profile Feature for The Griff

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Here’s a feature I shot and wrote about two MacEwan University hockey players, Ryan Benn and Shawn Proulx. It went live this afternoon on The Griff.

A look around campus at the promo materials for the men’s hockey team reveals the athletic figures of two skate-clad forwards plastered on the walls. Ryan Benn torques his stick to shoot on goal and Shawn Proulx lugs the puck through the neutral zone after forcing a turnover. They’re the face of the MacEwan Griffins, and they’re breaking records to show it. Read more

The Griffins are in a playoff spot right now, but they play a crucial series against the SAIT Trojans this weekend, hunting for a first round playoff bye. They play at 7pm tonight in Calgary, and 6pm tomorrow at the Edmonton Downtown Community Arena.