Bring out the crappy iphone photos!!

Saturday, 31 December 2011
The Berroco Vintage top down raglan sweater!

I used the Knitting Fool's Top-down sweater generator to make this pattern up. The neckline is a little lame with no shaping or anything - but Cody literally wears this sweater all day long every day so he's not complaining. I loves me some Berroco Vintage!

That is a sexy man right there. Nice sweater too.

...sorry for the lapse in posting

Here, I'll do a tiny update on what I'm knitting right now!

I started a sweater for myself out of Madeline Tosh DK. I'm using Cecily Glowik MacDonald's Goodale  pattern. Which is nice - although I only bought four skeins (about 900 yards) and I'm doing the 49ish inch version - so it's probably going to be quite short. Oh well. I love the yarn so much I almost threw up when I saw it.

Also, here is the darkest/least attractive photo of it that I possibly could have taken. You're welcome.

It's a top-down pattern - which I appreciate quite a bit. I'm not especially fond of the weird knit-in-pieces methods. Or the bottom up ones. I like to try my stuff on while I'm making it. It makes it an interactive process - maybe one day I'll post all the photos I took of Cody wearing his Berroco Vintage sweater in various stages of knitted. (Maybe I'll do that right now actually...They are also all crappy iphone photos - so there.)

I had to step down a WHOLE needle size. From the recommended 4.5mm to 3.5mm Three gauge swatches later I was pretty pissed. I hate swatching. I can only hope that this thing turns out better than the last sweater I tried to knit myself... I might post photos of that mess later too... as a warning for those arrogant non-swatchers.

Anyway, I'm back to posting! Christmas didn't kill me this year!

A Blanket For Seriously Cold People pattern

Monday, 12 December 2011

The 1-Ball-of-Rasta Versison of The Triangle Cowl

Caitlin knit The Triangle Shawl out of one ball of malabigo rios! She used 5.5mm needles and cast on less stitches! The knit is a lot looser and holy but the overall effect is pretty neat. A cheaper, quicker-to-knit version of the shawl 

I just liked this photo. Caitlin is crocheting 50 gram chains of unspun fibre at Baaad Anna's yarn store.

A blanket for seriously cold people

Saturday, 3 December 2011
It's published! A massive blanket made out of massive yarn made for seriously cold people.

Free pattern found here

Fun with the 15 foot long Doctor Who scarf

Monday, 28 November 2011

The other day me and Cody went over to Baaad Anna's yarn store to visit our friend Caitlin (who works there.) Cody decided it was cold enough a day for him to wear the freakishly large Doctor Who scarf that I had knitted him last winter and Caitlin made a lovely temporary Doctor Who dress out of it. I think it looks pretty darn good! The photo quality isn't great - I was using a borrowed point and shoot!  

The pattern for the Doctor Who scarf can be found at ( ) 
I used Cascade 220 wool for most of the scarf, although at one point I ran out of grey and managed to make Berroco's Ultra Alpaca work. 

Knitters sure do love Doctor Who

The Triangle Cowl pattern, posted as photos

Please message me with any questions or concerns about the pattern. 

Happy knitting!

The Triangle Cowl

Friday, 25 November 2011

My first ravelry pattern is here!

(and it's free!)

The Triangle Cowl!

Pattern can be found here

Spread the word far and wide! 

Knittin' 'n' bitchin'

Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Hey everyone! I'm going to be hosting a free youth knit 'n' bitch/knitting workshop this Friday at 6pm at the Purple Thistle Centre. Show up, bring your projects and lets knit together! I'll answer any questions to the best of my abilities, so feel free to bring knitting projects you're struggling with. 
Hope to see you there!

Here's the link to the Purple Thistle Centre website:

The Purple Thistle Centre is located at suite 260 - 975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver B.C

Softsweater knits and fibre at the East Side Culture Crawl

Sunday, 20 November 2011
This year I brought my yarns and knits to the East Side Culture Crawl. I was located in the Purple Thistle Centre, a youth collective run space for artists. It was fun! I gave out two hundred buisness cards in two days! Holy smokes people love knitting! I even sold some stuff (to my surprise) two shawls and a cowl, as well as two whole skeins of my handspun/handyed yarn. Lovely! 

The lighting was crazy in all of these shots! Damn fluorescent lighting.

At the very last of my two hundred lovely moo cards.

Hand stamped and drawn labels with a moo card attached.

Out of Diamond's Baby Alpaca Sport!
At the very end of the crawl. My depleated pile of lovely.

Last year's Christmas project

Friday, 18 November 2011
I had meant to get this finished for my Grandmother last year for Christmas. Obviously I'm still working on it - she'll get it for this Christmas though! I'm using Cascade Magnum (I think...) I spent quite a bit on this project! Knitting is worth it though.

Babe sniffs yarn, just like me!

The things I do to my cat when no one is looking...


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