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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Presents are started

I always run out of time for all the things that I want to make for Christmas presents. This is my optimistic list this year:

  • Aran vest for Ryder
  • velvet dress for Maryn
  • socks for Gord
  • socks and dressing gown for Jack
  • carpet bag for Stephanie
  • socks for Alice
  • place mats for Shirley and maybe David and Amy
  • blackberry jam for everyone
  • socks for Kim and Katie
So far  I have completed Ryder's vest, ta da! Sorry for the poor quality pictures, it is hard to photograph white as it reflects back the light.
The pattern is available on Ravelry as a pdf download


Front view showing cable pattern

Armhole detail

Back view (camera on a weird slant, photographer on her tiptoes)

Bottom ribbing detail

Detail centre linked cable

Neck detail


Twisted ribbing detail

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