Thursday, February 23, 2017

Success!!

I love to see my students finished projects after I have taught them a class.  Jessica just took my learn to knit classes and then a how to knit in the round class.

We were both at Stitch Knit last night and look at the hat she had to show off!



I overheard her talking to another knitter about sweaters and socks.  Yay, she's hooked!  

Monday, February 20, 2017

Family, Socks and Knitting

Happy Family Day knitters!  If today is a holiday wherever you are reading this I hope your are having a fantastic long weekend.

Last weekend my Mom, Aunt and I had our own knitting afternoon and I had so much fun. Hopefully they did too!  They are both working on a pair of socks.


Mom had the leg of her sock knit so she moved onto knitting the heel flap.


I taught Aunt Joyce the Kitchener Stitch


and the long tail cast on - perfect for socks since it is so stretchy



Aunt Joyce has one sock finished and has cast on for sock number two.  No second sock syndrome for her!!


Thanks for a fun afternoon,  I'm looking forward to our next kntting day!  Maybe we can get some more family to join us - Angela, Anita, Lynne, Tara, Vicki, Ellen, Aunt Martha??  Grayden you are more than welcome too!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mazzy Knit-a-Long

We have been having a lot of fun Saturday mornings at Knit Stitch knitting through the Mazzy sweater pattern!


It's a great way to start the weekend, knitting with other Knitters in a yarn shop filled with beautiful yarns.  We show off our weeks worth of knitting as Stacy is doing above,


and Diane is double checking the fit as we knit along.


And I am knitting two sleeves at a time using magic loop.  This has never been my preference.  I'm a one at a time, double point needle girl.  But, Beth challenged me to knit two at a time along with her so I'm giving it a go. The cast on and the first couple of rounds where a little crazy and a bit of a tangled mess but I have to admit that now that I have some knitting on the needles and I have the tangling under control, I'm liking it.  


Sherry did a lot of knitting this week and was able to try on her sleeve to check the fit.  We did some arm measurements and decided that she should add a few rounds before joining the sleeves to the body.

See you all next Saturday, have a great week knitting ladies!



Monday, January 30, 2017

Mazzy Progress

Happy Monday!

I thought I'd share a few pictures really quickly of the Mazzy sweater knit-a-long that I'm leading at Knit Stitch Saturday mornings.

We have a great group of ladies knitting this sweater in so many fun colours.  I see that my pictures show my lovely purple yarn in a variety of shades!  It really is a dark purple.





 ribbing finished,

pocket panels made,


pockets attached!


My third ball of yarn ready to start knitting the body of the sweater.  I'm set for a week of rhythmic, relaxing stockinette stitch as I knit the body of the sweater up to the arm holes.  

I can't wait to wear this sweater!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year, New Sweater


Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is ready to make this an amazingly wonderful year!  I'm celebrating the start of 2017 with a new sweater. So, that of course means my first knitting of the new year is a gauge swatch.  


I'm going to knit this swatch a little longer then give it a gentle wash and block then check my stitches per inch. But, so for I'm liking the stitch definition and the fabric that is knitting up.

What is your first project of the year?

Happy knitting,
Louise















Sunday, December 11, 2016

Knitting Traditions

Saturday morning I taught a beginner knitting class at Knit Stitch in London and had the pleasure of meeting these three lovely knitters.


By the end of the class everyone had cast on and was started on their first slipper!  These slippers make a great beginner project; simple garter stitch with a little increasing and decreasing thrown in.


I think for most of us, these slippers bring back fond memories of receiving them as gifts from our Grandmas.  Maybe these new knitters will carry on that tradition.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Another Doily Knitter!

I'm a knit doily collector, knitter and user.  So, when I meet another fellow doily knitter I get pretty excited!

I met Rita this weekend at a Christmas bazaar where she was selling her knitting.  Imagine my surprise as I was looking through the usual bazaar type items; mitts, hats, baby sweaters, slippers on her table to find doilies hanging on the back of her display rack.  And not just any doilies, but KNIT doilies.   

We had a lovely chat about knitting socks and lace and the charity knitting she does for children in northern Saskatchewan where her daughter works as a nurse.



I added this beauty to my collection :)  Thanks Rita, beautiful knitting!