May 2007

Jamie

Jamie

I love receiving emails from knitters who’ve made one of my designs.  Kim just sent me some great photos of her darling daughter modeling her recently finished Jamie sweater.  Doesn’t it look great in those girly colours?  Jamie is a fun knit without any seams.  Look at more photos and read about Kim’s Jamie here.

Button, button

Button, button

Last night I managed to successfully add a new button to my website for the blog.  While I was at it I changed the images of the kids modeling my sweaters on my homepage.  I’m please with my success considering I didn’t really know what I was doing!  Next step is to add a navigation button and then I can start concentrating on getting the kits onto the site.  Once I get all the web work done, then I can get back to designing and knitting.

Knit … List

Why does it have to take sooo long to sew things together?  I spent the whole evening mattress stitching my way through Kieran – and it’s not done yet. In the meantime, I’m going to have some fun with this list of knitting accomplishments and aspirations courtesy of Steph. Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing. Afghan/Blanket I-cord Garter stitch Knitting with metal wire Shawl Stockinette stitch Socks: top-down Socks: toe-up read more

Block

Block

To update you on all the knitting going on around here in anticipation of the Victoria FibreFest and Knit-Out.  Aidan is almost finished, just some buttons, a few ends and a label to go.  Photo to come soon. Kieran is coming along nicely and is on the blocking board.  Let me tell you a little about how I block.  I like using blocking wires to keep the major sections straight and to read more

Speed Knitting

Speed Knitting

My needles have been flying lately and it’s going to be a long haul flight!  I have a merchant table at the upcoming Victoria FibreFest and Knit-Out on June 10 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt on Vancouver Island.  I’m taking my patterns, kits and yarn to sell at the Knit-Out.  Many of my samples are in yarns that are now discontinued or that I don’t carry.  It’s time to knit some fresh samples in colourways that I can offer people, so read more

Infectious Enthusiasm

Infectious Enthusiasm

Kim Werker oozes enthusiasm about her crochet passion.  After listening to her speak to the West Coast Knitters’ Guild about crochet, I wanted to set down my Addi Turbo circs and pick up a hook and start crocheting. Interweave Crochet is lucky to have someone so commited and opinionated (in a good way!) about crochet.  Kim will definitely help take the idea of crochet out of the 70s and into the 21st century. If read more

Goodies

Goodies

I finally managed to make my way to a new LYS the other day called Three Bags Full.  What a warm friendly little store.  Look at what I bought! The last of sweetgeorgia in colourway Momiji.  They still have a few skeins in about six colourways – hurry on down if you’ve been toying with treating yourself.  I also bought some hard-to-come-by Koigu.  Francesca, one of the owners was telling me they have to actually send someone to Koigu read more

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