Bloodwood Cowl by Mitenae

The Bloodwood Cowl is a unisex, two-colour, two-skein fingering-weight cowl that features a striking zig-zag colourwork pattern. Mitenae, a knitter and Ph.D student in Western Australia, was inspired by her landscape: I live backed onto bushland. Kangaroos roam through the gardens in summer and the trees, predominately Marri, also known as Red Gum, weep a…

Your mileage may vary.

Last week, the frenzy surrounding Stephanie’s [Knitting Olympics](http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/olympics2006.html) got me thinking — what would be challenging for me to knit in 16 days? And really, the answer would be “anything”. Even a single sock would be challenging for me to knit in 16 days — the challenge being finding the time to do it. But…

Keeping Warm. Keeping it Simple.

It’s getting cold in Vancouver. I know, I know, “cold” is relative since it’s not cold like Vermont… but hey, I just got back from sunny California. My hands and feet freeze up in my office because I’m mostly sitting at my computer, moving at the absolute minimum, typing away. Last week, the handspun yarn…

Fall is on its way…

Another day, another stash acquisition! Mmm, that’s right, I’m stashing for Fall projects now… [Little Knits](http://www.littleknits.com) is closing out their Cascade yarns, so I broke down and bought a pack of Cascade 220 for my St. Brigid… It was wonderfully priced at $4 something per skein. Funny, Cascade 220 isn’t sold at any of the…

Life before Colour Correction

I just picked up a copy of Alice Starmore’s “Pacific Coast Highway” from an interlibrary loan. Realize that this same book just sold for $256 CDN on Ebay this past weekend. _Crazy, I tell you, crazy._ There are just two items that I might make out of here: the Grant Avenue vest and the Abalone…

Starting with Meg

After a bit of swatching (in the round, well, flat with long loops), I finally decided on a colourway for Meg’s Fair Isle Cardigan. Instead of the warmer browns/heathers in the original cardigan, I chose cooler greys and plums for my version. I’m using Jamieson’s Spindrift in Black, Granite, Oxford, White, Loganberry, and Raspberry. See,…