Join the Tempest Knit-Along!

We’re excited to announce that we’re running a knit-along for the designs in Tempest! It will run from November 1 until January 31, 2015. You have plenty of time to order yarn and begin your project. The fabulous thatsusangirl is hosting the KAL and the place to CHAT about your projects and entries is in the…

Tempest has launched!

We made it! Tempest, our collaboration with Holli Yeoh has finally launched. After months of working late nights with a brilliant community of helpful and generous test and sample knitters, Holli and I are happy to see this book come to light. In its 84 pages, you’ll find 11 beautifully crafted patterns including garments, hats,…

Spinzilla: Just shy of 1000

This is my lonely skein and my contribution for this year’s Spinzilla. It’s an embarrassingly short 320-yard skein of worsted weight handspun which counts for 960 yards of spinning (two plies and then plying). I had totally meant to spin more this year, but it’s really hard to afford the time to sit and spin….

Knit City 2014 Recap

Just into its third year of existence, Knit City has grown so big so fast and it’s a testament to how desperately Vancouver knitters crave their yarns, fibres, and community. Having outgrown the Croatian Cultural Centre, this year’s Knit City was hosted at the PNE Forum. Wider aisles, more space, real windows and daylight, and…

A Tempestuous Affair

It’s been a week since Knit City and we are deep, deep into Spinzilla… and it’s been a busy, busy week! On the Friday before Knit City, SweetGeorgia Yarns hosted the Knit City kickoff party and Tempest book launch at the Vancouver Club and we are pretty happy with how it turned out. We had…

Everyday Lace: A Review & Scavenger Hunt

Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments by Heather Zoppetti is the author and designer’s first book and it struck a chord with me because I feel like her experience with lace knitting is quite like mine. In Heather’s introduction, she talks about how she was a fearless, self-taught knitter that became infatuated with lace knitting…

Spellbound Shawl from Boo Knits

Isn’t this absolutely stunning?! We received an email from Lora at The Knitting Patch about how she recently finished knitting the Spellbound Shawl from Boo Knits. Lora knit her shawl with Merino Silk Lace in Tourmaline, using one full skein plus about 100 yards from a second skein to make the shawl larger than originally…

You’re invited to a Tempestuous Affair

SweetGeorgia is hosting the 2014 Knit City Kickoff Party along with our Tempest Book Launch on Friday, October 3 at 8 pm. Held at the elegant Vancouver Club in downtown Vancouver, we’ll start the Knit City weekend off right with a posh dessert bar, book signing, photo booth, door prizes, and swag bags. This will…

The 10-year Bloggiversary

I don’t tend to make a big deal about anniversaries but I’ve been told it’s perhaps because I don’t take enough time to “celebrate wins”. But this surely must be a win. To have somehow made it to the ten-year mark with this little corner of the internet… where I’ve documented my learning experiences in…