Posts Tagged ‘scarf’

Feature Friday #45: Soft & warm hand-knit scarf by Dylana Designs

June 24th, 2011

Today’s Feature Friday donation comes from the very dynamic Dylana, another member of the etsy group, T.E.S.T. Being a cancer survivor herself, Dylana was pretty quick to respond to my request for donations for The D.A.D. Project; her donation comes in the form of a beautifully hand-knit scarf:

Scarf donation by Dylana Designs

Born in Vancouver, B.C. and raised in Central America, Dylana taught herself how to knit when she returned to Canada in 1984 and hasn’t stopped since. She loves the challenge of creating her own designs and making all of her own patterns. Aside from knitting and crocheting, she also delves into other crafts such as crocheting, cross-stitching, macramé, painting (stencilling) and jewellery making, and shares her passion for knitting and crocheting by teaching others whenever she gets the chance. Check out other cool creations by Dylana:

- in her Etsy stores: Dylana Designs (www.etsy.com/shop/dylanadesigns) and The Joy of Knitting (www.etsy.com/shop/thejoyofknitting)
- at her website: http://www.thejoyofknitting.com/
- on her blog: http://ladydylanabelize.blogspot.com

On certain items that she sells, Dylana donates 50% of the proceeds to the Princess Margaret Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society in Toronto to help in the fight against cancer (way to go girl!).

In 2011, Dylana will be designing and making her own style of dresses with the help of her daughter … she plans to take a few courses in fashion design to help with this new venture. Best of luck with this – I’m sure you will fly!

Dylana: thank you for your generosity! You have a great spirit and I look forward to grabbing a coffee with you soon.

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Feature Friday #34: Tri-Colour Reversible Cowl by Renée Stephen

March 25th, 2011

Today’s donation is from my sweet friend Renée (who happens to be in the Book club that inspired my last D.A.D.) She’s taught me a stitch or two and has made me drool with her gorgeous hand-knit creations — the Tri-colour Reversible Cowl she’s created for us is no exception:

(Yes, I know I look dorky, but it’s the best shot I have of the cowl being worn and that shows all three colours at once! Check out the etsy listing for more photos :)

This cozy cowl is made was hand-knit with charcoal grey, heather grey, and eggshell white acrylic yarn. It is knitted in a variation of the bramble stitch, which on the reverse has made a barrel stitch design. The circumference is approximately 81 cm (32 inches) and it is 32 cm (12.75 inches) in width.

Renee started knitting as a stress-reliever while doing her MA and MBA (at the same time!) in Toronto. Her first project was a scarf that started at 6 inches in width and expanded to 24 inches, basically turning it into a shawl! Having since completed her degrees and moved to Ottawa, Renee continues to knit and finds it is the perfect way to relax after work. She has also gotten much better at it.

That last sentence is an understatement. THANK YOU, Renée! You are a superstar.


Thank you also to ShopMichL for including our Yakkity yak print in her “Hey, call me! On the…table lamp?” treasury

… and also to BlahStudio for including John’s photo donation Terminal in their dramatic “Dreamland – Real Images of an Imaginary City” collection:

Great way to end the week… have a terrific weekend, everyone!

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Drawing A Day #81: Warm fuzzy

November 24th, 2010

Winter lasts for almost half the year here in Ottawa, which means that I spend a lot of time grumbling in longjohns. When I see little dogs walking outside in this weather, I wonder how they stand it… if I had a small pup, I’d be tempted to share my winter wear with it. Which brings me to today’s D.A.D., Warm fuzzy:

Brrr. Hot cocoa, anyone??

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