poppy for remembrance

lapel poppy

Remembrance Day is this week (along with Armistice Day/Veteran’s Day) and here in Canada we wear a poppy to remember the sacrifices of those who came before, and to remind ourselves to look to the future in peace.

These knit poppies are super quick to knit and I love that we as knitters can make them with our own two hands (and pointy sticks).

You can download my Poppy for Remembrance pattern from Ravelry here.

Poppies are not bought or sold; you can make a contribution to your local Royal Canadian Legion.

Attention Toronto friends

(And visitors!)

As you know, I play in a handbell band called Pavlov’s Dogs Handbell Ensemble, and we’re playing a show tomorrow! The title of the show is NGP Gunpowder Plot – An Evening of Burlesque, Comedy, Music and Murder*

From the Facebook page:
Hosted by the marvelous Liana K! Doors open at 9:30pm. Show begins at 10pm. There will be lovely dancing ladies, hilarious comedians and wonderful musical acts. There may or may not be burning effigies, but there will definitely be prizes!

WHERE: Toronto Underground Cinema, just north of Queen off the west side of Spadina
WHEN: Friday, November 5, 2010, show at 10 – we’ll be the first act, so get there on time!
HOW MUCH: Advance tickets are $15, $20 at the door – but I have a discount code for a few $10 advance tickets!
Just go to the ticket page and enter the code “NGPPavlov”

There are a limited amount of tickets at this price. I also have 2 guest list spots, so the first 2 people who tell me they want to come get free tickets!

We’ve had a bit of a rocky couple months, so I (and all the girls) would really appreciate it if you’d come out and support us.

Hope to see you there!

*No actual murder involved.

For those of you who aren’t able to come (sniff) or are otherwise just here for the knitting, a little Tosh Merino Light for you!

tosh merino light

Tephra Pullover

I designed a pullover sweater for once! Some of you may have seen this one at the Ravelry party at Rhinebeck!

Tephra Pullover

TEPHRA PULLOVER
A cozy top-down pullover with a henley neck and long patterned collar and cuffs, worked in easy to wear superwash merino.

The versatile collar can be left open for a deep v-neck, buttoned up all the way for a warm turtleneck or scrunched funnel neck, or somewhere inbetween! Tephra features waist shaping only on the back of the sweater for a cozy not-too-fitted look.

Shown in size 37” / 94cm with no ease.
Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani
Knit in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK – available at www.tanisfiberarts.com. (Click on the colour you like then choose Yellow Label DK yarn!)

SIZES
31 (33, 35, 37, 39, 41)(43, 45, 49, 53, 57)” / 78.5 (84, 89, 94, 99, 104)(109, 114, 124.5, 134.5, 145)cm

YARN
DK weight or light worsted, shown in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK.
5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6)(6, 7, 7, 8, 8 ) skeins or
1110 (1175, 1250, 1300, 1360, 1445)(1495, 1580, 1700, 1830, 1970) yards / 1015 (1074.5, 1143, 1188.5, 1243.5, 1321.5)(1367, 1445, 1554.5, 1673.5, 1801.5)m

Tephra Pullover

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 5 / 3.75mm circular needles, 32”/80cm or longer depending on size
US 5 / 3.75mm double pointed needles (or needles of choice for sleeves)
stitch markers
eight 5/8” / 1.5cm buttons
tapestry needle
waste yarn

GAUGE
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Tephra Pullover

MORE INFO
7 page colour PDF includes photos, charted and written directions for Lacy Block Rib, schematic and abbreviations. This pattern features fill-in forms – fill in the numbers for your size!

This pattern is split into 2 files – one contains sizes 31-41”, the other 43-57”. You will receive both files.

SKILLS NEEDED
Cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, knitting in the round, short rows. Suitable for an intermediate knitter.

HOW TO BUY
Available through Ravelry (no account needed), payment by Paypal.

$7.00 CAD

Tephra Pullover