Friday, August 24, 2012


 So, I'm crossing the border and while waiting for my turn I am passing time knitting. 
 I have the pattern on the passenger seat.  It has lots of color and lots of numbers. 
 The guard looks into my car and asks me what that document pertains to. 
 I said what document? 
 Oh, you mean this knitting pattern?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Peerie Flooers: First Fair Isle project

I loved knitting this hat. Lately I've become very comfortable knitting the continental style. This new style of knitting came in handy while making this hat. I could use my left hand and my right hand alternating making the fair isle process easier and more enjoyable.

The only problem now is that I'm not sure what to do with the hat now that it is done. It doesn't really suit me so I have two options. Give away for a gift or sell at one of my markets. Mmmm...what to do?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Canoeing the Indian Arm on BC Day

                                                          I had the best seat in the canoe
 Erin was in front
John in the back
and I in the middle
I thought the Arm would be prettier but it was old and worn looking.
Like everything was built in the 80's and not kept up.
There's no beach.  Just all rock.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ladner Village Market

the middle one went to a new home

meet:  Finger Monsters (puppets)

market day 1/2 hour before opening.  This is one arm of the market

Happy Customer.  The bag on the right was a bag she bought  a few years ago.
When she saw the matching material on the bag on the left today, she just had to buy it.
Plus one other one.

I caught a fly by the wing

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blog troubles

Well, two days later and big thanks to Tim Sanders at Dysatron my knitting Chair domain is back and everything is as it should be!!! I am so happy. I thought I might have to change the name of my store. Yikes! That would be terrible. I hadn't realized how important this blog was to me. I will pay more attention. Thanks Tim!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Birds eye view of Vancouver

Went up the Vancouver Harbor Center Sat night.  
I just love seeing things with a different eye.
It gives you a new perspective.

Canada Place

Stanley Park in the background

General Motors place with its new retracting roof

Gastown in the middle of the trees
Indian Arm in the distance

Very interesting balcony halfway up a building
 see the building in the next picture

Elgin Hall craft fair

Had a craft fair this past weekend.  It was inside a hall and it was also a sunny day.  Not alot of traffic but a fun day none the less.  
My little Zwaag bag suits her don't you think?

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Value Village has reward cards.  You buy something for five dollars and they give you a stamp.  Once you have a card full of stamps everything you buy the next time is 30% off.  So I bought a bunch of sweaters and the total after the 30% off was enough to fill another card.  So I've done this several times.  With the 30% off the sweaters are about the same price as if you bought them at Salvation Army or Hospital Auxiliary.  Value Village has gotten very expensive for a thrift store...not happy about that.  So I wait for those special deals which come every once in awhile and I buy lots of sweaters!  Yummy!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Market season fastly approaching

I am busy getting ready for the summer markets!
I have two weeks left working at my seasonal job.
Once that is complete I can devote all my time to my love!
I will be working full time making treasures for the Knitting chair!!
There are some new ideas that I want to share!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vancouver Farmers Market

I registered for the Vancouver Farmers Market and got invited to attend their 2012 craft jury.
 This is where they judge your creations using a point system and depending on the final amount of points you are invited to apply for four markets during the season spring, summer and fall.  After participating in at least three markets you are eligible to attend  the very popular large market in the Christmas season. So... there are markets every sat, sun and wed from May until  Oct totaling 86 markets!!  Wow, that's alot of vendors.  By the end of the week I should know if I have been approved! :)

A new idea on how to display my brooches.  Its a spray painted candle holder !!
A last minute idea that I think will work.  Its like the cupcake holders, only it holds brooches!
While we were waiting we drove through North Vancouver on Grouse Mountain exploring new neighborhoods. New to us anyway. We stopped for coffee and a cinnamon bun in Dundarave, found a garage sale on Rondovole Drive, had lunch at the  Save on Meats on Hastings and bumped into a Chinese New Year celebration. We also visited a Value Village before heading back to pick up my display in Britannia High School. All in all, it was a wonderful day just hanging out with my hubby.
Year of the Dragon

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Passionate Home

So I thought I was going to have nothing to do this January
but reorganize my stash when I got a call from a local store called
The Passionate Home.
 Carrie asked if I would make more flowers and
large Zwaag bags for a new line they were creating in their store.