Socktober!

Socktober!

My favourite month. It’s Socktober. That time of year where you are playing catch up between cold feet and socks on needles. Maybe it’s just me? I have several sock projects on the go. I have stripy She Sells Seashells which I have just finished 

Calenardhon

Calenardhon

27 August update This sock is coming together beautifully. I’ve turned the heel, which is one of my favourite things to do. I get a real sense of satisfaction from starting on the foot. It makes me feel like the sock is nearly finished, even 

Cathedral Grove Scarf

Cathedral Grove Scarf

This scarf is a delicate marvel. It’s so light you barely know it’s there but there’s strength in the delicate beauty. In a laceweight alpaca this scarf is warm and soft. Inspired by the first time I saw Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island one Easter 

Lace patterns – what was I thinking?

Lace patterns – what was I thinking?

Things I like: knitting intricate lace with long repeats. Things I don’t like: writing out said long repeats, charting said long repeats. Checking for errors. Why did I do a wrap with a 34 stitch repeat over 24 rows in the pattern? Because I didn’t 

December Patterns

December Patterns

Two new patterns coming in early December, here’s your sneak peak! Fireweed socks. These are a great simple sock that look really complicated to make but aren’t. The best kind of socks to make and gift to someone else. They work best in a solid 

Yai’s Tea towels

Yai’s Tea towels

Finally finished the first pass at this tea towel pattern. There’s a few adjustments to make but I’m pretty happy with the striping location and the stich. It’s all in double moss stitch which is great when finished but like many people I get tired 

What’s on my needles?

Having gotten all my shawls off needles and blocked I wanted some smaller easier to knock out projects. So I’m finishing my Bad Hair Day Hat. The final wool that was destined for this project has been lost somewhere in a warehouse in Montreal. I 

Deconstructed

Deconstructed

I just did the math on the bread and roses shawl. So by the numbers: 815 yards or 750 metres of fingering weight yarn 55grams or approximately 1300 size 6/0 Czech seed beads 20 hours development time 30 hours knit time 1.5 hours blocking out 

Changing seasons

Changing seasons

It’s definitely fall now in Vancouver. When I was out for a walk yesterday afternoon I got a lovely photo of this plant as it changes with the season. The colour of the berries and leaf shape were the inspiration for my flowering Victorian lace 

Bread and Roses Shawl update

Bread and Roses Shawl update

My timeline is holding! The shawl is off the needles and needs to have its ends sewn in and be thoroughly blocked. I’m sharing this photo so people can see how much of a difference blocking makes with something like a lacework shawl. To me