I'm Alex Kearney, a PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and Epistemology.

When I'm not playing with robots, I hang out with the indieweb community, drink tea, and scubadive.

Hat For Matt

I recently made a hat for Matt. I used some super-soft alpaca yarn that I picked up from an industrial-revolution era wool spinner located in Alberta. I managed to find a colour which was close to the alpaca logo he uses on his site to keep it on-brand.

The pattern I ended up using was a free japanese pattern. I wasn't quite sure how to read the ribbing section, so I used a slip-stick to give it a slightly elongated stitch to match the faux cabling.


Tam For Dawn

My aunt took me out to Stoney Plain to hit up Jo's Yarn Garden: one of the best yarn stores in Alberta. As a thank-you I decided to make her a cabled tam.

I used some ice-blue yarn with a white heather that my cousin got for me from Iceland. I was looking for something simple, but with cabling to add some visual interest. I opted for the Bramble Beret, which felt appropriately Scottish.


Deep Learning Summer School & Reinforcement Learning Summer School

Sights from DLLS & RLSS 2018 in Toronto.



#knitting and #coffee . The brownie is made with prince of darkness espresso and is probably the tastiest thing ever. #yarncraft #yarn #knittersofinstagram #crafts #sweaterweather



Festival cardigan knitting progress. 🏔🎻🎼



Looking for Yarn

I spent my first weekend in Toronto looking for two things: coffee and yarn.