May 2012

Project Bags

Project Bags

The ladies in my mother’s knitting group have discovered these fabulous zippered bags at Dollarama. They’re perfect for knitting projects on the go. The bags are such a favourite that when one of the husbands was in small town Alberta on a business trip and spied a Dollarama, he stopped in and bought more bags. He brought home a dozen bags! Not to be outdone, when I made my foray to Dollarama here in Vancouver, I picked up a dozen for myself as well. These three bags have my latest projects for publication in an read more

60 More Quick Baby Knits

60 More Quick Baby Knits

Today I received an email from Amazon recommending the book, 60 More Quick Baby Knits. I had a good laugh because it contains three of my designs! I just received the book myself from the publisher last Friday and it’s exciting to see the full collection of patterns with mine included. All of the projects use Cascade 220 Sport Superwash—perfect for baby garments which need to be laundered so frequently. I also like the finer weight for babies because it’s not so bulky on their tiny bodies. And now, to introduce my designs: Photography read more

Noro Magazine

Noro Magazine

I’ve been sitting on a little secret for a while, but I can share it now. The folks at Vogue Knitting are publishing a Noro magazine and it will be on the newsstands on June 5th. Go check out the website: www.noromagazine.com. I’m beside myself with excitement because that’s my bobble hat design on the cover! I’m thrilled. I have two more designs in this issue as well. Can you guess which ones based on the yarn I used? Hint: look at this post for detail shots. I asked if there read more

Decreases

Decreases

A couple of months ago we spent a weekend in Whistler. I was working against pattern deadlines and brought my computer, yarn and needles with me. I spent most of my time writing patterns, charting stitch patterns and swatching new ideas for upcoming submissions. It was actually a very enjoyable weekend! The weather was really mild and we went for a walk on one of the walking paths through the woods.   I was so immersed in my charts that when I saw these road signs, I read them as left and right-slanting decreases. You can see that Devan wasn’t read more