May 2009

Yo-Yo Knits

Yo-Yo Knits

You know, when I was trying to come up with a blog name, I thought I would try something clever. My last name is pronounced “yo” like a yo-yo. I thought I might call it Yeoh-Yeoh Knits, or Yo-Yeoh Knits or something like that. My knitting sometimes yo-yos around because I jump back and forth between projects. I rarely work on one project from the beginning through to completion before embarking on another project. The physical knitting also yo-yos in that I knit, then rip, then reknit quite frequently. As you can read more

Final Round

Final Round

This week marks the final round of edits to my hush, hush pattern. I’ve reviewed the pattern now that it’s been layed out on the page with photography, schematics and so forth all in place. It looks like a real pattern now and soon, very soon I’ll be able to share it with you. Watch for a notice at the beginning of next month.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

My mother is the greatest. She is my major support with my business and in life. She is my test knitter, my sample knitter, my sounding board, my printer and my shipper. She markets my patterns at LYSs that she visits on her travels and give me invaluable advice. In addition to all this, she’s my Mum in all that word epitomizes. She loves me unconditionally. I couldn’t ask for a better mother. I can only hope to be that same presense in my son’s life. I love you, Mum.

Knitting Pilgrimage

Knitting Pilgrimage

My new favourite blog to read is Knitting the Camino. Of course, I may be biased because it’s Nigel’s blog and he is my step-father. Nigel is walking across Northern Spain this month on a pilgrimage to Santiago. Along the way he’s knitting too. I love reading his descriptions of the people he meets, the wonderful scenery and the food he eats. I’m curious to know what knitting projects will keep him interested and how many socks he completes along the way. Nigel’s also fundraising for AlzheimerBC and mentioned that he’ll probably raise his goal read more

Life-time Supply

Life-time Supply

Do I have enough straight pins now? On a recent trip to Dressew I found this huge box of nickel plated brass dressmakers pins which won’t rust. The perfect tool for blocking. Now I never need to worry about running out. The project is an upcoming pattern I’m working on with the Regina dk weight yarn I received a while back. I’m just finishing off the 4th sweater. Next comes the photography and final edits to the pattern.