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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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Finally some knitting

I have almost completely stopped knitting as my left shoulder does not like it. But I have a few projects on the go that I would like to complete.
Ta da, I finished these socks today. Yarn is Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock yarn, and the pattern is the basic gusset sock pattern from Wendy Johnson's Socks From the Toes Up. I used the figure eight cast-on and the sewn bind-off. Knit on 64 stitches on a 2.25 Addi circular lace needle. I am wearing the socks now - sweet.

I started adding the white path to my hexagon quilt. Oh, oh - is the white just, I don't know, too white? Maybe I should have gone with light grey, which I was contemplating, or cream - or even a small pale pattern? However, I will do more and see what the total effect is. Most of the "modern" quilts use lots of white as a background and I like that look, so will persevere.

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