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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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

More ongoing knitting projects

In addition to the Mona socks which are taking a rest for awhile, the following two knitting projects are on my needles. The first is the Tennis Ladies Cardigan from Marion Foale's Classic Knitwear. I am knitting it in a superb yarn, Genziana, from Adriafil. As I have chosen the colour way Anthracite it has been a challenge to do so much fine plain knitting in a dark grey colour while my eyes have been recovering from PRK eye surgery. But as the day light brightens and my eyes improve, I have progressed with this project and now have the back done.
The yarn looks blueish here, but it is a true dark grey.

See how long the back is - that is a lot of knitting!


My second ongoing knitting project is an attempt to design a new toe up sock pattern based on the Bosnian Square Toe technique that I learned at Sock Summit 2012.


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