June 2008

Victoria Fibre Goodness

Victoria Fibre Goodness

Last weekend I attended the Victoria Fibre Festival and Knit-Out. Nigel and I took the ferry to Victoria and had a lovely weekend of knitting and fibre-related events. I arrived in time to drop off a couple of samples for the fashion show on Friday evening. The mocha one is Kieran which I managed to finish by sewing on the buttons at the last minute. The orange one is a recently completed read more

WWKIP

WWKIP

Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public day. Devan (with is knitting spool), Nigel and I ventured out to the grassy area adjacent to Kits beach to participate. I was surprised at how few knitters I knew at the event. I’m the president of the West Coast Knitters’ Guild and we have quite a large membership – over 90 knitters. There were just a handful of as at this event. The wonderful thing was to see the non-guild knitters out at this event and touch base read more

Buzzz

Buzzz

The little kidlets in Devan’s class are really enjoying the spool knitting. They have been eager to have a knitting bee of their own to take home, so I took orders. Almost everyone in the class bought one!  Another trip to the store and 20 knitting bees (plus yarn) later we have a bunch of kids enthusiastic about knitting. How good does it get?

Posy details

Posy details

Now that Pretty as a Posy is released, I can tell you a little about it. I wanted to design an easy knit with minimal shaping. Instead of decreasing for the armholes I decided that ribbing would also pull the fabric in making a narrower bodice and allowing the skirt to poof out. This is the first swatch drawing that were included in the original proposal for One Planet Yarn and Fiber. I started looking at read more

Pretty as a Posy

Pretty as a Posy

It’s here! It’s released! I can now show you the secret project I was working on for One Planet Yarn and Fiber. Pretty as a Posy $6 This little coat dress will have your favourite little girl stylishly dressed for years to come. Knit it in the smallest size for a one-yr-old (left) and she’ll still be wearing it when she’s three (right). The full-length sleeves look great as three-quarter sleeves on an older child. The read more

Reverse st st seams

Reverse st st seams

At the Sally Melville workshops I attended last January I learned a new tidbit for working a reverse stocking stitch seam. Sally suggested working two selvage stitches on each end of the row in stocking stitch. I tried it out with the Chloë that I’ve been knitting. I’m pleased with the results. Here is a blocked sleeve. You can see the nice even column of two selvage sts worked in stocking stitch along the edge. I always read more

Secrets

Secrets

I just heard from One Planet Yarn and Fiber. My new secret pattern is soon to be released. They are waiting on a new shipment of Lanas Puras Clarissa to be spun and dyed in South America. Soon, very soon! I’ll let you know when it’s available. I have some exciting news that I want to share with you. I’ve been sitting on it for a while and it’s time to tell my secret. I’m going to be featured in the “Made in Canada” column read more