July 2008

A change is coming

A change is coming

With the end of a school year and a new one around the corner, it’s a time for growth. I always feel the anticipation of new beginnings at this time of year – especially after a lazy, hazy summer. This summer I am not so lazy, but working hard towards those new beginnings. I’m changing my business name from Bee’s Knees Knits to Holli Yeoh. For the past couple of months I’ve been working hard on design briefs, interviewing graphic artists and web designers and more recently collaborating with them. It’s really starting to come together. read more

Rockstar

Rockstar

The last week of school went by in a blur. There were lots of school activities in the last week or so. Devan’s school had a crazy hair day and you know, I’ve always wanted to give him a mohawk, so I pulled out the clippers and buzzed the sides of his head. His mohawk was still standing when I picked him up at the end of the day. (Devan’s striking his Guitar Hero pose here.) The next day, the kids kept asking him why he still had a mohawk. They didn’t read more

Granville Island, how do I love thee?

Granville Island, how do I love thee?

Yesterday I went to Granville Island for a visit with my good friend Carmen who was one of the artisans in the Public Market that day. Our visiting was sporadic which was good for Carmen – that means there were lots of interested customers … … like devilish Danny in his new Devil hat.  How cute is he?! While I was waiting for Carmen I managed to finish off a pair of socks. Project read more

Pile of sweaters

Pile of sweaters

I was so busy assembling kits, dealing with last minute details (like buying a second-hand tent) and knitting furiously before the Victoria Knit-Out that I didn’t have a chance to share with you the final specs on some of the samples I finished (and didn’t finish ;-)) for the weekend. As they appear from top to bottom of the pile … I started this Avery pullover ages ago and managed to finish up read more