Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Patti's Lovely Things, Part 2

Patti's Noro cardigan turned out exceptionally well too, knit with Noro Silk Garden lite.  We're impressed with the wardrobe of creative wear Patti is accumulating.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Patti's Lovely Things, Part 1

Patti has been finishing things.  This beautiful 'thing' was knit sideways, from sleeve to sleeve using one strand of Malabrigo Finito and one strand of Malabrigo Silkpaca for stunning results!  Her friend and super accomplished Aussie knitter, Heather, added some finishing touches and all in all we declare this a masterpiece!


Laura's Baby Blanket

This is a close-up of Laura's lovely Malabrigo Rios baby blanket. It's another GBOW fave baby blanket pattern!  The stitch is called 'Mock HoneyComb' and Laura reports that it was 'easy'. And it looks great.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Saturday Knitting

It might be middle of summer, but Elly and Dee are happening at Saturday afternoon knitting hang-out at the Loopy Lounge. This was last week but they were there today as well.  You are welcome to join.  1-3pm, no charge.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Way We Were - August 2014

We haven't had a lot of knitted/crocheted things to show you lately so I had a look to see what was being knitted two years ago, and look at this lovely sweater. We certainly do have a lot of talented yarny people on the peninsula. 
"And....how special is this? Don't you think it looks like a Powell River sunset?
Brigitte used one ball of Noro Sock yarn to create the center panels and shoulders of this wonderful garment. Notice front is worked differently from the back. Love the way the Noro centre pieces stand out.  We're breathless, Brigitte! We have so many talented knitters here."

Friday, 22 July 2016

Maureen's Other Hat

Maureen knit this exquisite hat maybe just for herself!  We love how it shapes in every way.  She used Galway Chunky for this pattern, we have all the makings and the pattern at the store.  
Roisin is anxious to knit one now too!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Brenda's Poncho

Brenda's gorgeous Azule poncho for her 2 year old granddaughter.  Nice work.  She used Mega Rustic for this one--a quick summer knit for the well dressed toddler's fall wardrobe.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Bob's Birthday Vest

Roisin's granddaughter Finella, modelling her dad Bob's birthday gift from his mum.  Knit with Chunky Galway, there's a large orca on the back, two eagles on the front sides, and small orcas swimming across the top.
Looks like it didn't suffer from jet lag and was well received.  Bob says he loves it, but Fin loves it too, so he might get to wear it...sometime? Roisin was impressed to know that daughter-in-law Mylee loves it too--that's a big compliment.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Grandbaby Blankets

This blanket-in-progress is for a grandson just born, James (is that right?). Donna has been putting tons of love into the knitting of this.  We know this will be a treasure for him for years to come.  Love the strong colour choices and the dramatic stripes.  Knit with Uptown Yarns Acrylic Yeah!! Donna!!  We're all as pleased as she is!

And another grandbaby blanket-in-progress for Miruh's grandchild-to-be already being loved and swaddled with soft sweet yarn.  This is Fine Merino Superwash DK--lovely yarn and a lovely pattern.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Patti's Summer Cardi

Patti showing off her creation.  We're impressed with Patti's progress.  She took a chance on putting an alpaca/cotton together with a strand of mohair for this and it is SPECTACULAR!
We're sure she gets lots of strokes and touches wearing this huggable looking garment.

She has a few more projects getting close to completion.  Stay tuned!