Holli Yeoh

The Big City

We’re headed off to New York later this month. It’s been 21 years since I was last there. I’m lining up all my favourite museums and areas of town to visit. I’m really excited; this is the first trip we’ve taken without Devan since he was born. Lucky Devan will have his Grandma staying with him for the week. I’m sure he’ll be perfectly spoiled by the time we’re back. I know there are several yarn shops in Manhattan and I’m looking for feedback on the must sees. I probably won’t  have a chance to see them all–oddly that’s not read more

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 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 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 read more

Ruby on Board

Ruby on Board

I got a little carried away with finishing the hoodie and I didn’t block the hood before working the top seam. It’s easier to block when it can lie flat, but I improvised. I recently acquired this nifty little ironing board and I pinned the opening of the hood onto the board. I gave it a generous spritz and let it dry. Seems to have done the trick. The applied i-cord goes on so much more easily when the edge is blocked flat. I have another tutorial about attaching 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 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.

Ruby Pocket – Part III

Ruby Pocket – Part III

It’s time to join the top of the kangaroo pocket on the Ruby hoodie. This is very similar to a three-needle bind-off, without the binding off part. Once both the sweater front and the pocket front are knit to the appropriate height, knit across the sweater front row to the point where they are to be joined. With the wrong side of the pocket front facing the right side of the sweater front, hold the two needles parallel. read more

Ruby Pocket – Part II

Ruby Pocket – Part II

Time for another installment of the kangaroo pocket on the Ruby hoodie design. After the front of the sweater is knit up to about the armhole, pause and knit the front of the pocket. All the stitches are nicely being held on waste yarn. It’s time to slip them onto your knitting needle. The stitches slip more easily onto a smaller-sized needle. I increase one stitch on each end of the first row of the pocket. This creates a read more