EDIT: GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations to @lori_l_parsons and @haighh, please email me at email@example.com with your shipping addresses so I can get your yarn in the mail. ✨ ✨ These two beauties came out brighter and more teal-y than intended so I think they are telling me it’s time for a giveaway. 💙 To enter, tag a friend in the comments - I will randomly select one comment and you and your friend will each win a skein. (Tag as many friends as you like, but in separate comments please!) #knittersofinstagram #gaugedyeworks #selfstripingyarn #knitting
Camping at the beach. 🌊 Not pictured: the SOUND of the waves crashing on the shore.
Sweater just chillin in the shade. 😎 The most common question I get is when will I have more sweater yarn in the shop and my answer is 1) thanks for all the love, seeing babies in this sweater makes me happier than I can possibly describe and 2) the more useful answer is Probably not until the fall. But there will definitely be more, and different colourways too! (Aaaaand adult sizes too...) . . #Repost @tincanknits with @get_repost ・・・ It’s on the slow side, but I’m making progress! This is the perfect summer project, Just stockinette in the round, easy to pick up and put down, knit by the light of a campfire, and while sitting around chatting with friends! #flaxlight @gaugedyeworks
Which one is your favourite? I’m planning out my dyeing time for the next shop update and realised I don’t have to guess - I can ask! Is there one (or two) of these Azurites you’ve been waiting for in the shop? #selfstripingyarn #stripes #knittersofinstagram
I’m excited to share this month’s project from my summer yarn and pattern club with @andrearangelknits. Shadow Prism is a scarf but it’s also an optical illusion - Andrea and I collaborated on the design and colours so the finished object looks like a 3D box. . Math note: Shadow Cube would have been a cooler name, but it’s technically a rectangular prism not a cube because one dimension is longer than the other two. These things matter to me. 🤓 . This is exclusive to the club until fall 2019, but the good news is that our patterns and yarn from the 2017 club will be available in a couple months. . [Photo: @kayla.brazier , model: @cguidolin] . #shadowprismscarf #andrearangelknits #gaugedyeworks #gaugeyarnclub #selfstripingyarn
Happy belated Canada Day and/or Fourth or July! I’ve been taking time offline lately and I think I’ll keep doing that for the summer. My plan is to spend that time reading actual books and going on outdoor adventures with my family. Because, while I do love Instagram and the connections I’ve made here, social media can sometimes overwhelm me (how is everyone else’s life so productive and photogenic?) (answer: it’s not, and they feel the exact same way) (also, don’t get me started about “balance”) So my plan this summer is to get out in the canoe and read some books and make some s’mores and make moats and rivers and castles at the beach. ✨
Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! I gratefully acknowledge the traditional Lekwungen Territories (Esquimalt and Songhees nations) on which I live and work. . . . #Repost @cbcindigenous with @get_repost ・・・ Indigenous artist @kennethlavallee’s is the first thing you see when you drive by the Winnipeg Art Gallery. • Growing up in Winnipeg, Lavallee would admire the city's murals from the bus window and dream of the day his artwork would be on public display. Now, that dream is a reality. • His piece, Creation Story, is a gigantic banner hanging outside the WAG. It covers the stone exterior of the gallery with blue waves depicting the deluge of the Great Flood mythology found in Indigenous, ancient Greek and Biblical texts. • His story is part of a series of profiles from @cbcarts and @cbcindigenous on Indigenous artists featured in the @wag_ca's INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE.
And now for something completely different...I spent a few hours yesterday at @islandraptors being completely awed by these birds. . Quote of the day, during the flying demonstrations: “if you feel like you should duck, YOU SHOULD DUCK.” That’s how close they were. .