November 2010

Your Knits – Lucy

Your Knits – Lucy

Look at this beautiful Lucy knit by Myriam. I just love the colour combination. Click her link to see more shots on her blog. Myriam is a local lower mainland knitter and teacher. She used Regia 4-ply yarn in one of the Kaffe Fassett colourways paired with a pink Opal solid yarn. For the locals, I popped into Dressew yesterday and noticed that they still have a decent selection of self-patterning yarns including some Kaffe Fassett colourways—you just can’t beat the $2 read more

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

Noon-hour classes at Devan’s school have been taking up much of my time and energy. I’m teaching knitting, crochet and jewellery classes four times a week. It’s terrific to see the kids being creative but it has been cutting into my creativity time. I need to find a happy balance between the two. Next term I won’t be teaching as much and I won’t have as much lesson planning because I’ll be able to use the classes I’ve already developed. Jewellery is one of the new classes this year and it’s being very well received. Today we finished off turning read more

Friday Finds – More Mario Links

Friday Finds – More Mario Links

I spent so much time online researching Super Mario for Devan’s birthday and Hallowe’en. I found many more ideas than I could use but it’s a shame to let them go to waste. Do you have a video game nut in your family? Some of these would make great Christmas gifts. Image via Happy Seamstress the Happy Seamstress blogger designed the perfectly nerdy vest for her Nintendo-loving husband. She even went to far as to write read more

Knitted Adventure Film

A film by Charlotte Blacker aka madeofwool.

Friday Finds on Monday – Mario Amigurumi

Friday Finds on Monday – Mario Amigurumi

It’s Mario Brothers central around here. Devan has decided to have a video game themed birthday party this year as well as dressing like Mario for Hallowe’en. At least it’s only one costume! We started with D’s invitation which was really fun to make. We designed our own buttons and went to a local store called The Regional Assembly of Text to make them. To get the look and feel of the button just right we used Mario Brothers fonts from the Mario Mayhem website. Devan drew the “M” and we read more