Holli Yeoh

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

I know, Christmas is long over, but I wanted to show you the gifts I knit for my two neices. I must confess, I was a little behind with my Christmas knitting and the girls finally got them for Chinese New Year. Chloë asked for gloves for Christmas and when her other aunt asked her what size, I suddenly felt very territorial. I (nicely) made it quite clear that this was my domain while I quickly whipped out a piece of paper and traced Chloë’s hand. While I was at it, I traced my older read more

Local Workshops

Local Workshops

I would like to invite you ‘locals’ to join me for a couple of workshops presented by the West Coast Knitters’ Guild. There will be other instructors and workshops throughout the weekend of May 1 and 2. Contact Lynn at the WCKG for more information. Are you Interested in Intarsia? Many of my sweater designs include little details of colour that are done using the intarsia technique. The colour blocks read more

3 Periods

3 Periods

We went to a Paralympics sledge hockey game on the weekend. What fun! Japan beat the Czech Republic 2 to 1. I managed to knit about 4″ on the back of a baby sweater I’m making for a friend. The baby arrived early, so I’m trying to squeeze in knitting whenever I can so I can finish the gift. The yarn is a silly bit of fun–Regia PomPon. I was curious to see how read more

No Excuses

No Excuses

I’m trying to teach my son to not always have an excuse for when something goes wrong. I emphasize accepting responsibility for one’s own actions. I need to model that behavior. Sooo … it’s been a while, and I apologize for the silence. Both Ruby and Devan are finished and were delivered to Urban Yarns as shop samples. I wanted to share with you my washing experience with Devan. First I have a confession. It was actually my Mum who knit all the read more

Beaded Beginnings

Beaded Beginnings

I’ve started a Christmas gift for my son’s teacher. My deadline is Friday since that’s the last day of school before the Christmas break. I’m knitting my new lacey scarf pattern called Beaded Beauty. Beaded Beauty $5.00 CAD Embedded with beads, this lacey scarf is an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Wrap it around your neck a couple of times and tie it at your throat for read more

Is it too late?

Is it too late?

I’m mentally starting a Christmas gift knitting list in my head. I know, I know, there’s not much time left—10 days to be exact. We’ll see how much happens. I plan to do some heavy duty knitting in the next little bit. I’ll also take lots of breaks and do my excercises for my shoulder. My chiropractor is happy with my progress. On my sample knitting to do list, Ruby is blocked and I’m well into the hood. Not much more to do.

Koigu Ruby

Koigu Ruby

There are alternatives to using self-patterning yarns in my designs. Handpainted yarns look wonderful. I just finished my latest Ruby and I’m loving it. Francesca at Three Bags Full let me choose the colours to knit for their new store sample. There were several of us in the store and the concensus for the coordinating solid was this lovely red colour. read more

New Patterns

New Patterns

We’re giving a couple of favourite early patterns a new lease on life. Both Tobie’s Mittens (originally called Self-Patterning Mittens) and Cuffs were published in the Accord Knitting Pattern-A-Day calendars a few years back. Tobie’s Mittens  $5.00 CAD Tobie’s Mittens offers six sizes of mittens from newborn to preteen. Such a small amount of yarn is needed for the mittens, you’ll have fun diving into your basket of remnants from earlier projects to read more

Sample Knitting

Sample Knitting

I’ve agreed to knit several samples for some local yarn shops in Vancouver. Just check out the lovely handpainted yarns I get to work with! From left to right: Koigu KPM and KPPPM, Koigu KPM and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (Devon), Dream in Color Smooshy (Shiny Moss) and Cherry Tree Hill read more

Pretty as a Peacock

Pretty as a Peacock

Beryl just send me pictures of her adorable granddaughter Ava modeling her new Peacock sweater. Three days before Christmas last year Beryl emailed me asking for advice on seaming. The lacey stitch pattern of Peacock creates a scalloped edge and it’s very tempting to follow the bind off edge when sewing the shoulders together, resulting in bumpy shoulders. My instructions warn against this, but Beryl wasn’t sure how to proceed. I sent her some quick photos and a few words of encouragement and she easily read more