Quality Knitter, Quality Yarns!
How It All Started
My grandmother taught me to knit at the age of 14, and I haven't let up since! At the age of 18, I moved to Whistler and started selling my custom knits to Whistler locals. In 2004, I moved to Germany, where I travelled with snowboarders from all over the world. I bought wool from a local sheep farmer in Austria and, when I wasn't snowboarding, I knit and sold custom items. In no time, the mountains were speckled with my colourful headbands and toques. My knits have even been in international snowboarding magazines and videos! Since then, I have challenged myself to knit new and exciting items. From iPhone cozies to sweaters, man-thongs to dog coats, custom orders are common and I'm a big hit at baby showers!
Yarns on yarns on yarns
From local hand spun to Japanese hand dyed, I use a plethora of different yarns. You can often find me at any of the local Vancouver yarn shops buying high quality yarns and seeing what's new. Yarns I've worked with include Alpaca, Angora, Bamboo, Birch Tencel, Cashmere, Cotton, Icelandic Wool, Lamb's Wool, Linen, Merino, Mohair, New Wool, Pima Cotton, Rayon, Shetland and Silk.
What Makes My Knits Different
Timeless and tough, my knits will outlive most! Every piece is crafted, tested and perfected. Intention is infused in every stitch, as every item starts with an idea, a shape, a texture and a colour combination. Yarns are bought individually from locally owned stores; I do not purchase yarns in bulk, making each piece more unique. Natural fibers are chosen over acrylics and other synthetic materials, which makes for a superior and higher quality item. Every finished piece is blocked, which is a process in which the item is soaked in water and pinned to dry to perfection in order to achieve an ideal shape.
- Inspiration - a trip to the yarn store.
- Invention - choosing what item to construct.
- Intention - casting on, counting, crafting.