emerging . . . . .

It feels as though the West Coast is finally ready for a Welcome to Spring party!  We had a long and white winter.  I loved every minute of it and have many warm and wooly finished objects to affirm my adoration of cold on the outside, cozy on the inside.  But nothing...

Joy to the woolly world!

It’s getting harder to keep a lid on the holiday excitement around here! It all started with the Knitted Ornaments class, scheduled a little earlier than usual this year, in mid-November. The tree went up, all decked out in the knitted ornaments we were making,...

Scandinavia. . . . I’ve got a crush on you!

When I was a child I discovered that all children in Copenhagen learned to knit in school. Time was set aside each day and all the children got out their knitting. This seemed so right to me and I longed to move. I was one of the lucky ones though. Both of my parents...

shifting shapes and colours

The third shape we examined in The Whispers Lace Program currently running here on Wednesday evenings, is the asymmetrical shawl. A gradient handpainted yarn seemed perfect for this one! I chose the Dangling Conversation and used Freia Fine Handpaints in 100% wool....

draped in summer . . . .

Three finished objects are having their day in the sun . . . . . . The first is the Winter Wander Shawl designed by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade. I knit it in Hedgehog Fibres Twist Sock, Granny Colourway (garter stitch section), and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (beaded...

magical moments

  I’m feeling giddy! Tonight I will see my knitting and crocheting work in 3-D on the big screen! BFG was filmed in Vancouver.  I was blessed to work with Joanna Johnston, costume designing guru, to create many whimsical pieces for this film. I have caught...