December 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my birthday and my husband has given me a weekend with Sally Melville at the end of January!  How perfect is that?  I’m confirmed in all the workshops, even the one for which I was on the wait list.  I just love taking knitting workshops no matter what the subject is.  I always learn something new.  I also like picking the instructor’s brain as far as how to make a living with designing knitwear. Christmas is around the corner and I decided not to do the mad rush on handknit gifts read more

Glove Twins

Glove Twins

So a couple days after I gave both Carmen and Mechelle their gloves they happened to both be on the 99 B line bus.  Imagine Mechelle’s surprise when she sat down and saw *her* gloves on someone else’s hands across the isle.  Mechelle and Carmen don’t know one another but they did know I was making gloves for two of my friends.  Naturally she said something to Carmen and they had a good laugh over the gloves.  Since I wasn’t on the bus with them to get a picture of their read more

Gloves, gloves

Gloves, gloves

I’ve been knitting extra pairs of the Guess Who? gloves for a couple of friends of mine who are oh so deserving.  Mechelle has been a great help with photographing my designs.  I wanted to find a nice way to say thank you.  When I was working on the sample pair of gloves to be photographed for the pattern I realised that the colours were perfect for Mechelle.  The lovely face looking out at us so read more

They’re here!

They’re here!

Just in time to whip a quick Christmas present or two off your needles … Guess Who? $6.00 CAD I love these gloves!  I’m really happy with the way the self-patterning yarn creates such a different effect on the fingers and the upper part of the hand.  I created a unique thumb gusset construction that’s reminiscent of the life line on the palm of your hand.  The thumb is completely knit before moving on to the rest of the hand and fingers.  This makes read more

My weekend with Annie

My weekend with Annie

The Emerald Lake 2007 knitting retreat was just what I needed.  A nice restful break from everyday life and lots of time to knit and chat.  I made lots of new friends and saw some old friends too. The event was hosted by Amy Swenson and Sandra Tiano, owners of Make One Yarn Studio and they did a fabulous job.  I can’t say enough about how well organized the trip was.  read more