Soaring High

Red-tailed Hawk (I think) just about to soar up and over Richards Marsh.

Red-tailed Hawk (I think) just about to soar up and over Richards Marsh.

Friends for life!

Friends for life!

The Retreat is over and went well.  I saw some finished mittens and hats half done and a great many happy retreaters.  I think that I will focus on small projects with big impact for the next Retreat – it worked great this time.

A group of friends who come to the Retreat almost every year now were willing to play with me as I took pictures of the patterns – we had a lot of fun!

Belted Kingfisher from across the Marsh - messy crest and blue bands - the blue is so brilliant in the sun.

Belted Kingfisher from across the Marsh – messy crest and blue bands – the blue is so brilliant in the sun.

The Retreat handout is now an E-book on Ravelry – Winter Series.  Right now you can use the code Retreat 2015 to purchase the Winter Series E-Book from Ravelry for a 25% discount – $12.00 US in stead of $16.00 US.  The E-book holds all of the patters with some options to personalize them with changing the bands.  The patterns are also available as singles – Winter Crossings Winter Skies Winter Dancers and Winter Shadows.

I have been walking regularly and taking pictures all the time.  I will take time to share as the month progresses.

A detail of a long forgotten time.

A detail of a long forgotten tome.

Yesterday we walked at Richards Marsh – an amazing place.  I saw many birds – even managed to take a few shots.  We stopped at the Chase River Estuary to check out the changes there.  I love this old car.

We have been blessed with a very mild Winter to date.  My bulbs are coming up and the mini Iris’s are blooming!  I am so worried that there might be a late freeze – I lost my Magnolia tree to an April snowfall – the weight of the snow knocked the tree over and it never came back!  I worry, but we will wait and enjoy!

Watching me - watching him.

Watching me – watching him.

I have one project left with a heavy deadline – it is almost there!  Then I can breath again.  The Slideshow below is from the Nanaimo River Walk – Indian Plum in bloom, fruit tree gone wild, the delicate tracery of tree against the grey sky and soft fog all around.

Happy Knitting


A Great Blue Heron across Richards Marsh.

A Great Blue Heron across Richards Marsh.

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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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3 Responses to Soaring High

  1. Natacha says:

    I am presently knitting the kenmare shawl from the malabrigo book 5 and i am having some difficulties. Wondering if i could ask for your assistance?

    • Hi Natacha,

      Happy to help if I can.

      What can I help you with? Been a while since I looked at the pattern – where are you having difficulties?


      • Natacha says:

        Thank you for responding…

        A few issues…

        No.1: the w&t description in the first page… Does that apply for shirt row 2 (ws) in the ‘beg edge charts’ section?

        No.2: in that same section, row 4… It says to work lower edge chart over 16 sts, sm… However, there are 17 sts to the marker… Wondering if there is a mistake in the lower edge chart?

        Thank you!

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