Monday, April 17, 2017

Wow!!

Wow! Is all I can think of to say when I look back over the last two weeks.  We, The Fibre Friends, gathered up our knitting (and our courage!) and filmed our first podcast and your response has been amazing!

Thanks to everyone who watched, left comments, joined our Ravelry group (fibrefriendspodcast), entered our first giveaway and just had fun knitting along with us. I've met new Knitters and have had so much fun with this new adventure.

Thank you!!

(Oh, and by the way, episode 2 is up on YouTube now and we have 2 super great giveaways.  One for a shawl designed by Josh Moll and a beautiful skein of sock yarn dyed by Old Oaks Yarn!!)  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fibre Friends First Podcast!

Wow, it's amazing what can happen when three friends get together!

Caroline, Adrienne and I were having our own little knit night and I gave them a quick lesson on two handed fair isle knitting.  We started brainstorming ideas for a Wildflower Wool knitting retreat and I was thinking of patterns I could design with Adrienne's hand dyed yarn (both of which are still in the works by the way ☺) and we agreed to meet the following week to discuss our plans further.  What happened next was even a surprise to me! 

Adrienne suggested the three of us start a podcast.  So, we have combined our talents - Adrienne with her fantastic hand dyed yarns @oldoakyarns, Caroline and her beautiful hand made project bags @evertotes and my love of teaching knitting @wildflowerwool to create the Fibre Friends Podcast!!

We filmed the first episode last week in my yarn room and we had SO much fun! If you want to join in on our crazy knitting adventures we'd love you to stop by!  You can find the podcast on YouTube and we have a Ravelry group started so we can all chat. 

To celebrate our first episode we have an amazing giveaway courtesy of the lovely Caroline who is on a mission to make all Knitters into multicrafters!  Caroline is a beautiful cross stitcher and she has put together one of her project bags,  2 cross stitch patterns and a needle keep to give to a lucky podcast watcher! All you have to do is stop by Ravelry and leave us a message on the giveaway thread for a chance to win.

I hope you enjoy our first podcast and we inspire you to try something new!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Our Knit-a-long is finished

The winter kal that I was teaching at Knit Stitch has come to an end.  What a great group of ladies we had join us to knit the Mazzy cardigan.

The group photo shows the success we had and I know there are a few more sweaters that are so close to being finished as well.  Don't we all look amazing in our new sweaters, lol!

The fun of this kal may be over but there are two more planned.  The next one starts this Saturday, April 1.  It's the beautiful Waiting For Rain lace shawl.

If you'd like to join in the fun give Suzanne a quick call at Knit Stitch to sign up 519-601-7024

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