Today is National Sweater Day!

Start knitting a Sweater!

I’ve never heard of this day – but it is about saving energy by wearing a sweater and turning the furnace down for the day!  I suggested to the local news station -via facebook – that they should also talk about the sweater designers as well!  Canada has a few of them; Mags Kandis, Veronik Avery and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee to mention a few.

The Retreat is over.  It went well, with only a few glitches – the worst one was the loss of our second teacher, she had a very last minute family emergency.  So it was myself and Emily and 40 women wanting to learn about Shetland Lace Knitting – I think that we coped quite well!  I’m still working on the Diamonds and Madeira Shetland Shawl, but I am on the last side of the edging and will finish tonight or tomorrow.  This is my favorite part of the knitting process on this type of shawl – it is like watching a flower bud open.  As you progress through the edge more and more of the shawl comes off the needle and the shawl opens up and the patterning becomes more visible!

First Snowdrops!

They are forecasting approximately 4inches of snow for later today.  I hope that the forecast is wrong – the first snowdrops and crocus’s are pushing through the soil and brightening my day!  I love these first signs of spring!  It time to add some colour to the beautiful greens and greys of winter.

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Today is National Sweater Day!

  1. KnitterInPink says:

    ACK!!! Sweater day?!?!!? I must cast on!!! But…it’s 67 degrees here….hmmm……maybe a light weight sweater…
    Thanks for the sweater-mojo!

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