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


I finished some green socks just in time for St. Patrick’s day ☘️🧦 ended up re-knitting the heels three times trying to get the fit right. During the process, I discovered that I have a fairly high instep, so I can’t use a number of toe-up heel patterns. The fit turned out great, especially considering this is my first pair of socks! I can see custom socks being a regular fixture on my needles this year 🍀

Colourway is ‘Endor’ by @blackcatcustomyarn


  • Watched Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  • Passed my candidacy exam! 🎉
  • Finished my first pair of socks custom fit to me
  • Went to a celtic-themed pops concert for St Patrick's day 🍀
  • Made a looot of biscotti


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.


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.


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. 🏔🎻🎼



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