fibre festivals

Knit City Recap and New Patterns

Knit City Recap and New Patterns

Happy Hallowe’en! We had a little fun during a photo shoot last week! Knit City Recap What an exciting, exhiliarating, exhausting weekend! I’m still high on the fumes of fibre and the contagious excitement that was all around me. One knitter visiting my booth was clutching her heart (in a good way) because she was just so excited by the atmosphere and what she was seeing. I taught classes to wonderful students, met with new and old friends and fondled yarn all weekend long. I helped knitters find their true potential with seaming, inserting zippers and finding their way to read more

Cascadia

Cascadia

All photos by Alexa Ludeman © 2013 and used with permission. New designs to look at! I’m excited to announce my inclusion in a new knitting book called Cascadia. It contains a fabulous collection of knitwear by West Coast designers including Jane Richmond, Tin Can Knits, Emily Wessel, Alexa Ludeman, Megan Goodacre, Judy Marples, Melissa read more

Entrelac for the Whole Family

Entrelac for the Whole Family

I’ve rewritten my Entrelac Mittens pattern in five sizes—enough for the whole family. The design is featured in Knit Noro: Accessories. After I found out that the publishers decided to offer it in just one size I wanted to test out my sizing theory. First I sized the mitten up, then down, down and down again. Devan is modeling his mittens which are one size smaller than the ones in the book. Unfortunately I can’t publish the other sizes, but the publisher has given me permission to teach a class based on the mitten pattern and read more

Entrelac Workshop

Entrelac Workshop

If you’ve wanted to learn how to knit entrelac in-the-round, this is your chance. If you’ve wanted to knit my Entrelac Mittens from Knit Noro: Accessories in a smaller or larger size than the one published, this is your chance. How about knitting back backwards; have you wanted to learn that? This is your chance. Come take my entrelac mitten workshop at the upcoming Knit City fibre festival in Vancouver next month (Oct 13 & 14). In addition to learning the intricacies read more

Pic-Knit 2010

Pic-Knit 2010

I love having the opportunity to meet knitters face to face and I especially enjoy receiving feedback on my patterns in person. Next month I’ll have that opportunity because I’m participating in the Surrey Museum’s Pic-Knit event. Pack a lunch, bring your knitting and join a summer picnic of knitters, crafters and suppliers. I’ll be there (with all my patterns, kits and yarn) along with other vendors from across the Lower Mainland. Interested in taking a knitting workshop? I’m teaching too! If you’ve been wanting to try knitting with beads, sign up for my workshop read more

Cake and knitting

Cake and knitting

This was the first time in three years I didn’t participate in the Knit-Out market as part of Victoria’s FibreFest celebrations. It’s always such a mad rush to squeeze everything into the car, hope for a spot on the ferry, live out of a hotel or on a friend’s couch and then hope for fair weather. Even when it doesn’t rain, the wind at Saxe Point Park always makes having a tent setup and display challenging. One year my tent actually became airborne while rain blew in sideways. It’s not fun taking damp read more

Back on track

Back on track

Time to get back into a routine. The Victoria FibreFest and Knit-Out always takes up so much time before the big event for me to get everything organized. The regular schedule goes out the window while I prepare. This year I taught two classes and had my tent of patterns and kits at the Knit-Out. It was a good show and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. I was fretting all week because the forecast was not promising. The wind did pick up in the afternoon (as it always does), but only towards the end. read more

Busy

Busy

Can’t talk. The crochet class at school is finished and the kids were really happy with their hacky sacs. They did a great job. Madly knitting samples for the Victoria Knit-Out. Love this new colourway and I have lots of yarn for kits. Have to make a trip to the post office to pick up a yarn order and new banners for the tent. New patterns are imminent. read more

Catch Up

Catch Up

My silence is due to my busy schedule! I organized a weekend workshop for the Guild with Jean Wong. I love going to workshops, but organizing them is always more work than I anticipated! It was a fabulous weekend with lots of new information that I can’t wait to start using with my finishing and pattern drafting. I’m already starting to plan another workshop with Sivia Harding. I’ve also been busy finishing read more

Pile of sweaters

Pile of sweaters

I was so busy assembling kits, dealing with last minute details (like buying a second-hand tent) and knitting furiously before the Victoria Knit-Out that I didn’t have a chance to share with you the final specs on some of the samples I finished (and didn’t finish ;-)) for the weekend. As they appear from top to bottom of the pile … I started this Avery pullover ages ago and managed to read more