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Warm Hands Review

[Translate] Last summer I was delighted to get an e-mail from Kate Davies asking about a collaboration on a project she was working on with Janette Sloan. It turns out they had contacted 13 designers about doing 15 designs (they were each contributing one) for a new book to be published late 2019 – early 2020. Yes, I was a bit giddy, I have to admit. To be recognized by someone of Kate and Jeannette’s stature was a very thrilling moment for me. Needless to say I said YES!!! And to boot, I got to work with a new […]


Fall into Knitting …

[Translate] I hope you’ve enjoyed summer where ever you are – and if you’ve been in the UK that week of sunshine that you had in July? I myself have been in Vancouver for a few weeks but mostly in the UK. As luck would have it, I had a fantastic month in Vancouver but missed the said week in the UK. The good news is that I’ll be heading back to Vancouver in time for FALL!! And for the KnitCity yarn festival in early October. And maybe Rhinebeck? Or maybe to Barcelona for a knitting festival there? It’s […]


Getting Better at Knitting

[Translate] Like most things in life, the secret to becoming better at knitting is to embrace the social aspect of it and to congregate with other knitters!When I learned to knit I didn’t have the benefit of YouTube and numerous knitting groups to choose from. Yes, I came from the school of hard knocks and have frogged many a project and made many, many, mistakes. While I’d like to think that helped make me a better knitter, I can truly say that I saw a real difference in my knitting IQ growth once I stared to knit with other […]


#wkipwithme

[Translate] Just one more sleep until the WKIP day event! Yes, we’ll be downtown by the Olympic Torch from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for 3 hours of solid knitting/crocheting fun!! IN PUBLIC!!!! Hopefully you’re coming! If you are, I’d love it if you could let me know at either of these links below … WKIP Close Knit Community Close Knit Community Facebook If we get 75 people there, I will personally donate a sweaters’ worth of yarn as a giveaway! That’s right, 10 x 100g skeins of worsted weight yarn! It’s more than enough for a sweater for […]


Stitches West Review – Part 4

[Translate] I’m sure you’ve decided you’re going to make a valiant effort to attend Stitches West next year – or at least another major knitting event near you. Even still, I’m going to post once more about Stitches West. With that, there is still a lot that I won’t get to tell you about and I will be doing feature posts on specific vendors in the near future. However, I haven’t told you about all the phenomenal classes at all levels of knitting/crocheting that are offered at Stitches West and taught by the best instructors in the industry. I […]