What a Week!

Irish - Blocking and drying.

My apologies for not blogging for the last week – it actually feels like longer than a week!  We have been the grips of a family crisis.

This week, with the return to work, life will return to something of a more normal schedule.  Whatever normal is!

I did accomplish a few of my planned activities.  I finished “Irish” – it is blocking out on the floor.

Neck detail

I am hoping that another day will see it dry enough to wear.  This morning I will take it up and put down dry towels.  It will fit, but will it look any good?  I have to wait to find out!

I started working on Purple “Wrap”sody last night and got over an inch knit in the raglan, only another inch before I separate off the sleeves.  This is intended to be a wrap type of sweater, it could take a little while to knit.

Fretwork Mittens

I started loading my patterns onto Patternfish.  Patternfish is an online pattern store and getting my patterns on there is something that I have been meaning to do for a very long time!  Starting was an object lesson on reading the instructions completely (or at least properly) before you start.  I wasted a whole evenings worth of work by missing a first, very important step!

Getting my patterns onto Patternfish will be a fairly long process.  It takes me 10 to 15 min for each pattern – I have over 80 patterns in total and I think that I have loaded about 20 of them so far.  Once I load them, the people at Patternfish check out the patterns and Ok them and then open them up for sale.  So far only one had been OK’d, Fretwork Beaded Mittens, but someone has already bought a pattern!

Goldstream - Gorgeous!

I did manage to get a couple of walks in this week.  A gorgeous walk in Goldstream Park.  The Salmon are not quite running yet – I did see a couple of fish, but give it about 3 weeks and Goldstream will be alive with them.

We – my husband and I – also discovered a little provincial park in Cedar, just south of Nanaimo.  HemerPark – we had seen the signs but had never stopped to look.  We just had time for a short walk but we will be back.

Welcome to Hemer.

It is a beautiful park, even on a grey day.

In between crisis, walks and knitting Irish, I got my hair cut – I had been doing my best shaggy dog impersonation.  I also submitted a couple of design idea’s to Vogue Knitting.  I’ll let you know if anything comes of it.

A clump of Bullrushs - Goldstream.

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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4 Responses to What a Week!

  1. Linda says:

    Beautiful work. I hope the family crisis wasn’t too serious. Hope to see you before I leave at months end- if not will watch for your wonderful blog posts Take care,


    • Hi Linda,
      It is serious but not totally unexpected. My MIL has not been well and has taken a turn for the worse. It is just a difficult situation.
      I hope to see you too! If not, have a great trip.


  2. CathyC in Alberta says:

    Hope the family crisis wasn’t serious! Guess I would have heard via Dad if it was. You are doing wonderful and amazing work.

    • Hi Cathy,

      Tom’s Mum has taken a turn for the worse. Not unexpected but not welcome at all! Life keeps on turning.!

      Thanks for the compliment! I am very lucky to be able to work in the field I love!


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