September 2007

Fall Cleaning

Fall Cleaning

I’m way overdue for a cleaning / sorting / assessing of all my ongoing knitting and design projects.  I spent a few hours going through the baskets and bags that surround me where I sit to do most of my knitting and this is what I’ve come up with for UFOs.  No, let me rephrase that, they are WIPs.  That’s a much more positive outlook and I really do plan on giving them some much needed attention soon.  (I just turned a blind eye to the UFOs and pushed them further in the back!)  Here they are in no particular read more

Pro D Day

Pro D Day

The teachers at Devan’s school had a professional development day today so he had the day off. Naturally that meant there was no time to design or write patterns.  So instead, we spent a fun day together.  We baked some cookies and made a crafty sheep. read more

Your knits

Your knits

Some wonderful knitters have sent me images of their Bee’s Knees Knits creations recently and I would like to share them with you. Uli recently completed the Ruby hoody for her daughter.  The pattern goes up to a size four, and although it took longer to finish than anticipated it still fits her Little Miss who will be turning six this month.  You can read more about it here. I met read more

That Knitable Thing

That Knitable Thing

In the words of a child.  As we were rushing out the door one morning a few weeks ago Devan said, “Hey, I like what you’re wearing … that knitable thing.”   Don’t you just love it?!  How well trained is my boy to notice such things. I finally found a picture to show you of the “knitable” as Devan continues to call it.  It’s the tiny little pink shrug you can see on my shoulders and it’s called One Skein Wonder, designed by Stephanie Japel .  You may know her read more

Relaxation

Relaxation

We had a great time on the Sunshine Coast.  We stayed with friends, Beth and Lucy.  Lucy is one of my models (you can see her here and here and other places on my website) and I even named a pattern after her.  The kids built sand castles and I had an opportunity to knit, chat with Beth and take pictures. I began the first Eloise sleeve at the start of the trip and read more

First Grade

First Grade

This week Devan started Grade One full of eagerness and excitement.   He’s in a class with many of his friends from Kindergarten most especially Jaelyn, his betrothed and he’s thrilled.  Jaelyn’s the sweetest little girl that any mother would want for their son to marry.  They have it all worked out – they’ll both become doctors and work at the same hospital together.  And of course, they’ll have children – all girls if Devan gets his way. It’s a little odd having Devan out of the house for the full school day.  I have six hours read more

City Strike

City Strike

In other words, no time to design this summer! The City of Vancouver has been on strike now for 6+ weeks.  This includes garbage and recycling pickup, public libraries, community centres, spray parks, wading pools, public golf courses and public swimming pools.  Devan was registered in day camps run by the community centres every week.  My plan had been to work on designing and publishing some new patterns this summer while Devan was out having fun with other kids.  A win/win situation, right?  That’s not what happened. We still had read more