August 2010

Personality Socks by chris&ruby

Personality Socks by chris&ruby

Socks for chairs. Wow, just think of all the possibilities—and you don’t even need to worry about turning the heel! Images from designspray. Personality socks by Berlin design team chris&ruby. Protect your floors while making a statement. Image from Swiss Miss. What kind of socks would you knit for your chairs?

Friday Finds – Jewellery for Knitters

Friday Finds – Jewellery for Knitters

I worked for a number of years as a jeweller and jewellery instructor after graduating from art college. While I love knitting, at times I do miss working with metal. I can sometimes fill that need by looking at what other jewellers are making. What particularly intrigues me now is jewellery made with knitters in mind. Recently I bought these delightful earrings which look like balls of sterling silver wool as a birthday present for my Mum. I purchased them on Etsy read more

Knitting Workshops in Edmonton

Knitting Workshops in Edmonton

I’m teaching a whole series of workshops at River City Yarns in Edmonton starting next week. There are classes almost every day for two weeks running from August 17th to August 28th at both of their locations. Full details and workshop descriptions can be found on the River City Yarns website. Hope to see you there!

Knitty Kitty – Children’s Book

Knitty Kitty – Children’s Book

Even though Devan is no longer a little boy, I still like to browse the picture book shelves when we visit the library. Sometimes I turn up real treasures. Here’s one I hadn’t seen before—naturally it features knitting. In Knitty Kitty, alliteration and onomatopoeia are used to recreate the comforting sounds of knitting. Tickety-tick. Clickety-click. Knitty Kitty sits and knits. The charming illustrations really capture the adorable antics of the kittens. Knitty Kitty keeps her kittens cozy, toasty and comfy but the mischievous little kittens have other ideas. They share their mittens, hat and scarf with the happy snowman outside. read more

Prada Knits

Prada Knits

Image from prada.com website. Fancy a knitted clutch? Prada has just the one for you this Fall made out of knitted nappa leather with black palladium hardware. The following images and the above image from Coutorture website. During Milan Fashion Week, Prada showcased some wonderful knits for their Fall 2010 collection. How about these knee high socks with a contrasting colour cable up the centre front. I’d like a pair of those! The women on the cat read more