September 2011

Knit Social: Indie Night

Knit Social: Indie Night

I’m excited to be participating in the upcoming Indie Night: a Yarn Sale and Swap that is happening this coming Thursday, September 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Vancouver Alpen Club. I’ll have my full line of patterns available as well as a selection of kits. Hosted by Knit Social, the Indie Night event is a sale especially for fibre enthusiasts where you’ll see favourite local hand dyers, spinners and designers. There will be raffles, a free yarn swap table and the Click for Babies charity will be accepting donations of purple baby read more

Teeny Tiny DPNs

Teeny Tiny DPNs

Recently I treated myself to a set of Knitpicks 4″ double-pointed needles in 7 different sizes ranging from 2 mm to 3.5 mm. Short dpns are great to use when knitting tubes with a tiny circumference like fingers and thumbs. I’ve been putting my purchase to good use on a new glove design I’m getting ready to release. I usually don’t look forward to the fingers when I’m knitting gloves but with these needles it’s been a pleasure. Just look at how pretty my needles are—lovely, colourful stripes of laminated birch wood. The tips have a gradual read more

I’ve fallen in love

I’ve fallen in love

It’s been a week since I sent off my latest project for outside publication. I can’t stop thinking about it. I still have little piles of the ends lying around the house because I can’t bear to throw them out. I don’t know if it’s appropriate to be so vocal about loving one of your own designs or not. I’ve designed very few adult-sized sweaters and this one has taken my breath away. It’s a must have. Since the magazine keeps the sweater that means I need to lay my hands on some affordable chunky alpaca. For the sample, I read more

Knit Noro

Knit Noro

A quick hello to show you the cover of an upcoming Vogue Knitting book that features a design of mine. I was so excited when I discovered that Knit Noro Accessories is available for pre-order on Amazon. This was my first submission project of the year that I alluded to earlier. It will be published early in 2012. Although it won’t be ready for Christmas, it would make a great post-Christmas present for yourself. Then treat yourself by working on one of the projects … maybe mine! My entrelac mittens will read more