Autumn is here at last. I want to say it is the best season in Canada, but it wouldn’t be true. All the seasons are quite enjoyable in their own ways and I actually can’t think of one I would could bear to miss! I’m sure we are just very spoiled by having all 4 of them, and plenty of variety throughout the year.
It has been a productive few months. Two new patterns have been released since the last update:
Galt Riverstone holds a special significance for me. This is my home. Galt is a beautiful, quiet corner of Cambridge and every year it gets a little better. There is a noted school of architecture here for a reason. The city is a rich with the impeccable work of the Scottish stonemasons that settled this area, along the banks of the Grand river. They don’t make cities like this any more.
This is a classic aran coat with all the subtle tailoring touches that make it flattering: Hourglass waist/hip/bust shaping is worked between the cables. Set-in sleeves and a collar stand help this sweater sit nicely on the shoulders and hold its shape about the neck.
Galiano Hoodie is knit with a lovely yarn dyed right here in Canada by Rain City Knits. It looks like a summer garment, but it is very versatile. You can layer it over a long-sleeved T-shirt and jeans for fall and winter. This is something I personally love doing because I find sweater sleeves hard to fit inside the sleeves of my winter coats. Short-sleeves in winter, believe it or not, makes a lot of sense. The sweater is named after Galiano island. It is my favourite (so far) of the gulf islands, off the coast of British Columbia. Following the sweater photo, I have added some eye candy from that island, below. I took these photos in September 2010: