Archive for June 2010

Ann Budd’s newest recently became available and I couldn’t be more thrilled that one of my designs is part of it. It is the all-(north) American hoodie and it is knit out of my very own St-Denis Nordique.

What makes Nordique ‘green’ is where it comes from – it is indeed all north American, right down to the wool used. Because the majority of wool used today originates from Australia, China and New Zealand, much of what can be purchased on local store shelves has an elevated ‘ecological footprint’. An ecological footprint is calculated in terms of what strains a product, company or individual inflicts on the environment by their demands on resources – naturally, if a product van be purchased locally instead of being imported from overseas, then the demands on the environment are thus lessened. A balance is key, as it is with eating foods grown locally: it doesn’t mean a Canadian household should stop eating bananas entirely, but it doesn’t really make sense for the same household to buy Mexico grown tomatoes in july. Likewise with yarn – why import what we can produce right here?

But enough about Nordique: please sure to visit Ann’s own blog as well the other blogs on the Knitting Green blog tour:

June 11th: Kimberley Hansen

June 12th: Sandi Wiseheart

June 13th: Carmen Hall (guest writing on Ann Budd‘s blog)

June 14th: Katie Himmelberg

Be sure to also visit the previous stops on the tour:

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

Kristen Tendyke

Mags Kandis

Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Finally, if you plan on being in Columbus this weekend, be sure to visit Classic Elite’s booth!

First things first: I’d like to thank everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes on Tuesday. You all made my day!

As usual, Marcel spoiled me: in addition to the silver pendant shown above, we went out for dinner an a movie. And my daughter gave me the print shown below; love it. I can’t get over the fact that she is almost 14.

Apart from that, my schedule continues to be cah-razy – tnna is next week and there’s some knitting to finish as well as some all-new-yarn to debut. I’ve also decided to get serious about the web site and so have been doing homework for the past 2 weeks. Seriously – I though my head was going to explode from reading a little but too much about php, cms, htlml, ssl, bla, bla, bla. But! I’m a little smarter now and can tell my css from my drupal so there is hope yet. Stay tuned – I think I’ll post some sneak peeks in the coming days…