Friday, February 29, 2008

Nothing to see here

I'm not sure why I'm writing. I really have nothing to report.
This does bother me...because...well, because Fridays have become the day when I report my week's accomplishment. I show off what I have completed. When I establish this routine I never thought I would have a week like this one. A week of continuation not of completion. Both garments are going well and I am continuing to work on my novel. I have completed three chapters of my novel. I am very pleased by this hard work but it has nothing to do with the act of knitting so I really can't even mention it here. I am inches away from completing the back of my neighbour's vest...but it is not once again I have nothing to report.
So please go read another blog...I would highly recommend the Yarn Harlot's blog.
However, please don't forget about me...I will complete something soon. Well, look at that I just completed this post. Things are looking up.
Happy leap day!
I'll be listening for those mighty male tree frogs.

Friday, February 22, 2008

It’s not a myth and other amusements

A while back a good island neighbour gave me a treasure. Since this occurrence, I have racked my brain attempting to find a sufficient way to say “Thank you”. When I finally stumbled over an idea I sought confirmation of it’s worth.
“Would you like a designer knit garment?” I enquired.
“Yes.” Was the response.
“What type of garment would you like?”
“A vest.”
A vest…great…fast and easy: or so I thought. Then I was confronted by the demands of life. Deadlines took over and ruled my life. So much so that I am afraid my neighbour now believes the vest is a myth.
Well, it’s not…
I have prove…

I have speculated on completion. Unfortunately, I shared this speculation with my neighbour. Unfortunately, I have fallen far behind on these deadlines. So I will whisper in your ear.
“I plan the vest as an Easter gift.”
Your positive thoughts are welcome as always.
I am working on a garment to showcase these beautiful Icelandic purchases.

Happy knitting

Monday, February 18, 2008

The trouble is...

is the journey.
For me, design is a fluid endeavour. I do develop a plan before I pick up my needles. …but it acts like a guideline rather than a hard and fast plan. I enjoy discovering what my knitting will undercover.
Will it have a waistband? If so, what type?
What will the body look like?
How long will the body be?
Will it have armhole shaping?
How big will the neckline be? Will it be mock-turtle, turtle, etc.
Ripping out is a part of my design work. There are so many possibilities choosing the correct solution is not always apparent. By the time the garment is finished I have designed not one but many.…and so while most of you enjoy a day off…here in BC…on this beautiful island…I knit. : )

Friday, February 15, 2008


There will be a delay in adding my Hubby's sweater to
I apologize for this delay.
However, it has been pointed out that to support Knit Together I should allow the sweater to be print in that magazine first. Once this happens I will immediately add the sweater to You will benefit by having a choice of two versions of the sweater.
In the meantime, in between time, I am working on a harvest of new designs. Please stay logged on to so that you will be the first to see them.
Happy knitting

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Our traditional Valentine celebration

Time Together

Male meets female. The air drips with estrogen, adrenalin, progesterone, androgen, testosterone, and pheromone. The chemical mixture ignites. Nothing exists but passion.

His muscles flex with each movement. Hot steamy sweat collects on his brow. In and out, his movements excite her. Her attention is wrapped up in him. Her pulse races.

"That's right! Very good! Now...oh that's right in there...very good."

Encouraged by her words he continues. "This is rather tricky."

"It does get easier," she promises. "With time the stitches will slip off your needle. You really are a natural."

"Should be, after watching you for years." He grins up at her.

He knows how to make love to a knitter.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Don't forget about the guys

I recently received an email from a male knitter. He requested that I remember to design for male knitters.
If you are a male knitter with similar concerns: fear not.
The design pictured below will be for sale on my web site ( by the end of the week.
Not only that but a version of this sweater will appear in the next issue of the 'Knit Together' magazine.
Whose the model?
Well, to answer that question I have some questions for you. What do you do if your wife is a knitwear designer? What do you do if your wife is a knitwear designer and she knits you a sweater? What do you do if your wife is a knitwear designer and she knit you a sweater and she needs you to model it for her web site?
if you are my supportive Hubby you...model it.
If that's not enough he model it while we where on holidays in beautiful Hofsos, Iceland.
When he's not in front of the camera clad in a sweater - he is behind the camera begging me to relax. Who desires a sweater more than a supportive spouse?

Friday, February 08, 2008


I am finally finished my hush-hush projects. Now I can start new projects. The options are endless. Something for myself. One of the projects I have promised others. I do need to start adding new patterns to the web site. It's been too long. The last pattern I added says it all. It is called: Autumn Harvest. Autumn it's almost spring. Quick someone kick me. : ) It's not that I haven't been designing. It's not that I haven't been knitting. It's just that I haven't been sharing with you. I like sharing with you. So that will be the must do for next week: working on something I can share with you. Others things to tackle next week: enter writing contests. I have written wonderful stories that simply need one more edit, a stamp, a envelop and a stroll down to the mailbox. Monday, Monday...oh the wonders of a brand new, squeezy clean week. Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Like the Groundhog

So, just where have I been?
One word: sick.
In fact, poor Hubby was rushed off the island by water taxi to the Vancouver Island General Hospital. He is not a 100% per cent yet. ...but is on the mend.
I, due to said illness, have had to let things slide. Things like this blog. For this, I apologize. Now I find that I am up to the evesdrops in work. I am struggling to dig myself out. So like the Groundhog I am only popping out to look for spring and say, "Hi" to you.
Cheers. Positive thoughts appreciated.