Holli Yeoh

Block

Block

To update you on all the knitting going on around here in anticipation of the Victoria FibreFest and Knit-Out.  Aidan is almost finished, just some buttons, a few ends and a label to go.  Photo to come soon. Kieran is coming along nicely and is on the blocking board.  Let me tell you a little about how I block.  I like using blocking wires to keep the major sections straight and to read more

Speed Knitting

Speed Knitting

My needles have been flying lately and it’s going to be a long haul flight!  I have a merchant table at the upcoming Victoria FibreFest and Knit-Out on June 10 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt on Vancouver Island.  I’m taking my patterns, kits and yarn to sell at the Knit-Out.  Many of my samples are in yarns that are now discontinued or that I don’t carry.  It’s time to knit some fresh samples in colourways that I can offer people, so read more

TV Yarn

TV Yarn

Just received a package in the mail containing yarn – yipee!  It’s called tvyarn and is handpainted by Jana of White Oak Studio. The colourways for her hand painted yarn are inspired by the shows she watches on television while she knits.  What a great idea.  I mean, don’t we all love to knit and watch tv at the same time!  That’s certainly where I get the bulk of my knitting done.  Jana very generously offered to send me two complimentary skeins of a colourway read more

Movement patterns

Movement patterns

In preparation for a little presentation to my Guild tomorrow night, I’m going through my swatches and notes for a workshop I teach, Strategies for Knitting with Self-Patterning Sock Yarns.  Some of my favourite stitch patterns to use with self-patterning sock yarns are what I call movement stitches.  I like to see the linear stripes created with these yarns changed around so they turn into zigzags or scallops. Grumperina published a popular sock pattern called Jaywalker on MagKnits about one and a half years ago.  read more

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

The weather is perfect for some photography today – cloudy and bright with a soft even light. I’m taking photos of Shelridge Farm’s beautiful Soft Touch DK weight wool for the BKK website. I’ve recently discovered the Shelridge Farm line of beautiful wools. They call it Soft Touch and they aren’t kidding. After it’s been washed it blooms and becomes incredibly soft. I’m very excited about it also because of the lovely range of colours. It is hand dyed and the read more

Guess what arrived in the mail today?

Guess what arrived in the mail today?

As one of the contributing designers, I received my copy of Amy Singer‘s new book No Sheep For You in the mail today. Let me tell you, what a thrill! While I have self-published a number of patterns and I’ve had some on Knitty.com (Devan and Drunken Argyle for him) and in the Accord Knitting Pattern-a-Day calendars since 2005, this is my first design published in a book. I got goosebumps when I turned read more

It’s time!

It’s time!

It’s time to join the blogging community of knitters. I have enjoyed reading so many knitters’ blogs and I have learned so much about knitting and how knitters think.  It’s time to give back a little. A little bit about myself now … . I’ve been designing and self-publishing knitting patterns for about 3 1/2 years now for my business, Bee’s Knees Knits .  I design children’s sweaters using self-patterning sock yarns because it’s just so fun to see the pattern develop on it’s own as I knit.  I hope that knitters using my patterns experience the same thrill read more