A couple of days ago the fam and I went on a hike up Soames Hill in Gibsons. That was the best decision we've made all week. It was stunning day on the Sunshine Coast.
One of my favourite knits these days is my Light & Warmth cowl by @sweaterfreakknits. Jenny designed it in Everlea's Canadian Alpaca Plus and mine is knit in the Medium Indigo colourway. The pattern calls for slightly more than one hank of yarn and I did a silly thing when I finished the first one. Firstly, I didn't try it on. If I had I would have realized I was more than happy to stop there and bind off. But I didn't, and then I lost the second hank I had wound in preparation. For two months I told myself whenever I come across it I'll finish the cowl. That never happened and when Fibres West was approaching I wanted to make sure it was done as a sample so I opened the project bag, tried it on, realized it was great as is, did a crochet bind off and was done in 10 minutes ð¤£. For two months I could have been wearing this coziness!! It didn't even need to blocked!
The sweater I'm wearing is Caitlin Hunter's Ingalls Sweater in Everlea's Organic Merino Sport in 'ffrench locks' for the body and Canadian Alpaca Plus in the 'fresh green' for the yoke colourwork.
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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