Sunday, 7 February 2016

Randy's Vest

Randy (also known as Hoss) is looking very good in a Roisin Knits Sweater.  A birthday present from his wife. 
Roisin says the sweater never looked better!  She used handspun for most of it, including some of Katrina's art yarn.  Roisin says the eagles are juvenile eagles, so light and fluffy.



Saturday, 6 February 2016

Brigitte's Jacket

Brigitte who always does amazing complicated knitting has outdone herself here.  (And, she probably knit it in a week...didn't ask, too depressing)  She knit this with Sisu, Sandnesgarn.   Such a classic functional sweater/jacket.  So beautiful.



Friday, 5 February 2016

Family Day Hours

Monday, February 8 is Family Day in BC. And we will be open (thanks to Amy) from 11 am - 3 pm if you want to come with the family and stock up on yarn.

Zooming Through Zimmermann Class

Are you wondering how the Elizabeth Zimmermann Jacket class is going? Well, "zooming" isn't quite the term, but here's the results of the first week of lots of knitting.
Shirley's wonderfully coloured creation is really taking shape.  Shirley is a veteran of the Baby Surprise Jacket Class and the Adult Jacket is similar, but different.  But perhaps gives Shirley a slight "knowledge edge". 

Valerie is utilizing her own handspun yarns for this totally classic wear-with-anything style.  It's going to be truly one-of-a-kind and a great example of Val's yarns. We can't wait to see this evolve.


Alane's is quite different as you can see...using up a variegated stash yarn and a solid together...making its own subtle stripes.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Hard At Work

Saturday afternoon drop-in knitting in the Loopy Lounge, and everyone is hard at work.  No chitty chatty going on here! We'll show you the results soon. 

Remember you too can come and be serious (or not) with us, 1-3pm on Saturdays at no charge. 10-Noon on Saturdays is "Get Help Time" . A $10 drop-in for knitters working on projects.


Rustic Maria

Maria showing off her Mega Rustic outfit, fastened with a chopstick - perfect touch! 
We love the style, colour and how it all comes together.  Knit on big needles, big wool and works well.  Congrats Maria!


Friday, 29 January 2016

Angus' Cowl

Angus knit up a storm. Last week at the Tla'Amin Knitters group when I saw his cowl he was casting on...this week he was done! Born knitter, this fella. 
Here he is in the purple glory. He knit it for his mum but she didn't want her photo taken.  Whatevs...it looks great on him too. He's off back to Edmonton, and we'll miss him.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Tla'Amin Knitters Group

Roisin is teaching a beginning knitters' class in Tla'Amin on Wednesday evenings...10 adults and 2 children. I (Alane) went along this past Thursday to help out. Keen bunch...so fun to bring along all these new knitters. 


Dorothy is finished her first project already. Here's her lovely cowl/shawl which matches her sweater perfectly. Congrats, Dorothy! Next, a hat.




Friday, 22 January 2016

Sam's Cowl

Sam learned to knit and make a cowl at the same time, because it was the only way she was going to do it!  This is ONLY her 2nd cowl, knit with Diamond Baby Alpaca Sport (many knitters' fave) and gorgeous, soft, cuddly, warm etc. etc. etc.


Sockistas Saga

Suzan showing off her beautiful new sox and her own design for legwarmers, knit with Diamond Lima.  She's also found a nice way to keep them from slipping down.  Great combo.

94 -And Suzan's new sock journey, toesies just making their appearance.  Can't wait to see this yarn knit up.


And Karen's all the way to the heel with her very first pair.  Knit in Big Fabel by Drops.  And if you really really like this yarn, buy it now, it's been discontinued.

Sue knitting away on the next pair of hubby sox.  Using the Big Fabel by Drops.  We know these will turn out perfect, right Sue?