June 2011

Vancouver Yarn Bomb

Vancouver Yarn Bomb

Yesterday my husband told me that some bike stands downtown have been yarn bombed. I love that he thought of me when he saw them. Check it out. They are on Dunsmuir St near Granville.

Teaching in Edmonton

Teaching in Edmonton

I’ll be teaching knitting workshops at River City Yarns in Edmonton this summer at the end of July and beginning of August. In order to offer their customers the right mix of classes, RCY has asked them for feedback. What a great idea! If you would like to take one of my classes in Edmonton please take the survey and let them know what you want. I look forward to seeing you there.

The Yarn Arrived

The Yarn Arrived

On Thursday (when I wasn’t at home) Fedex tried to deliver the yarn for the book projects I’ve been working on. I arranged to pick up the package on Friday to avoid another missed delivery. You know that even if I stayed home all day and only went out to pick up my son from school, that’s when they would decide to deliver the yarn, right? I’ve swatched my stitch patterns in a couple of different needle sizes. I had to go up one size larger than expected. Good thing I didn’t just launch into the knitting! Now I’m working read more

Spool Knitting

Spool Knitting

This term I’m teaching three noon-hour classes at a local elementary school. Last week in our “Yarn Play” class we made knitting spools out of toilet paper tubes and popsicle sticks. We used hot glue to secure the popsicle sticks to the tubes, then the kids personalized their knitting spools with stickers and markers. This week we started knitting using their new spools. There was much excitement as everyone’s knitted cord was long enough to come out of the bottom of the spool. For those who knit up their cord quickly there read more

Your Knits

Your Knits

Gail sent me photos of her recent projects for her grandson and this delightful email. Now finished my grandson’s JoJo sweater and matching Tobie’s mittens. He is 10 and a half months old and lives in Jakarta Indonesia…where the temp all year round is about 30 celcius. But in the fall he will be moving to Kiev, Ukraine where he will make good use of his warm woolies. I am about to start a matching beret for him as he will be a little read more