Later, while Kaffe was signing books at Serenity Knits, many knitters were asking about the pattern for the scarf. I asked the master knitter himself and he said we were welcome to give out the pattern with the yarn purchase. He graciously dictated the pattern to me, I typed it up and had him proof read it before I printed out copies. You know you are getting the perfect pattern when the designer is the one who personally checks the details. This Christmas many knitters will be able to give the perfect gift with this special designer scarf.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Another tradition is that everyone gathers on the beach at sunset. It is a great way to catch up with the neighbours and this time say goodbye until next spring. We were rewarded with a spectacular Lake Huron sunset as the perfect farewell. Is it any surprise where I have aquired my love of pink, blues and purples? The sunsets are the inspiration for my knitting!
With darkness arriving so early these days, my daughter and I were able to have several hours of knitting time in the evening. As well as being my favourite place to be, the cottage is also where I accomplish the most knitting. I'll gladly take my Muskoka chair over a rocking chair as my creative place of choice. Please understand that far away look in my eyes when you see me in the store over the next few weeks - I'm not counting the days until Christmas - just Victoria Day.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Here are several of the students swatches that are ready for critiquing by the expert - which Brandon did with great insight and useful suggestions - and his wonderful sense of humour.
There were door prizes, generously provided by Westminster Fibers, distributor of the fine Rowan yarns used in Brandon's designs. Jeanette was a winner of one of Kaffe Fassett's sweater kits called "Glacier".
Friday, October 10, 2008
As an unexpected bonus, Brandon Mably, also from the Kaffe Fassett studio in London, England attended. He ran the projector and provided snippets of his wonderful sense of humour. Tomorrow he is conducting a colour and design knitting workshop for Serenity Knits.
The one hour power point presentation highlighted works from his latest projects including his knitting, patchwork quilt designs, needlepoint, mosaic and painting designs. Much of Kaffe's inspiration comes from the past, his worldwide travels and current surroundings. It gave us a glimpse into the mind of the world famous colourwork genius. The audience left invigorated and entranced by Fassett's use and sense of colour and ready to try it themselves.
After the seminar, Kaffe graciously answered questions from the audience, then signed books including his latest "Kaffe Knits Again".
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There are still a few tickets available for both events and you can contact the store for details.
The garments feature the Rowan collection of yarns for 2008 and include many of Kaffe's own colourway designs.
The two pictures above and one below feature Kaffe Fassett's new for fall 2008, Colorscape Chunky yarn, spun from 100% lambswool. It is a very soft, self striping yarn and is featured in his Colorscapes book.
These are a few of the billantly coloured garments featuring Kaffe Fassett's signature knitting style. The detailing is beautiful and if you have the opportunity, well worth seeing. Kaffe Fassett will be at our store on Friday, October 10th for a book signing at 4:15 P.M. We will have copies of his new book "Kaffe Knits Again" and his other published knitting books available.