August 30, 2016

Thank you, thank you

Always Amsterdam shawl, knit by Linda in SweetGeorgia Superwash in Nightshade and trimmed with Tosh Vintage in Neon Peach.

Always Amsterdam shawl, knit by Linda in SweetGeorgia Superwash in Nightshade and trimmed with Tosh Vintage in Neon Peach.

One of the best things about the four years since we opened our doors is all the wonderful people who have come through them. We love meeting people and helping you find the exact right thing for the project you’re planning — or, sometimes, helping you decide what to do with the yarn or fabric you’ve seen and can’t leave the shop without; we love choosing all the items we stock, and thinking about what will excite us and inspire you; and we love the people who, because of this shop, have become our friends and colleagues and supporters. One of those people is Linda Brett, an extraordinary knitter and a longtime supporter, and we’d like to take a moment to say thank you.

Thunderstorm MKAL shawl, knit by Linda in Shalimar Breathless Lace, Black Truffle and Cape Cod, held double.

Thunderstorm MKAL shawl, knit by Linda in Shalimar Breathless Lace, Black Truffle and Cape Cod, held double.

If you have perused our samples, read blog posts here, or just looked at our projects page on Ravelry, you have seen Linda’s handiwork. Over the years, she has knit many beautiful items for us, showcasing special yarns, lovely patterns, and her incredible talent.

Rheinlust shawl, knit by Linda in Shalimar Breathless in Gunmetal. Linda worked out how to shorten the pattern slightly so it would work as a perfect two-skein project.

Rheinlust shawl, knit by Linda in Shalimar Breathless in Gunmetal. Linda worked out how to shorten the pattern slightly so it would work as a perfect two-skein project.

Claudia met Linda not long after EweKnit opened and they hit it off right away. Linda had come in for some Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton, to knit a sweater and, a week later, she came back to show off the finished garment! And it wasn’t a one-off. Linda is speedy knitter, though you’d never suspect it to look at her perfect tension and the variety of patterns she works on. Claudia has joked on more than one occasion that Linda retired so she could knit full-time!

Urban Jungle shawl, knit by Linda in Yarn Indulgences Indulgent Grand Style in Barrymore

Urban Jungle Shawl, knit by Linda in Yarn Indulgences Indulgent Grand Style in Barrymore

Often, Linda and Claudia will meet up to brainstorm patterns and yarns they want to work on, whether for fun or to show off something special, but sometimes Linda will surprise with something lovely she’s knit up! After so long working together, Linda knows Claudia’s taste pretty well, but she isn’t afraid to push her boundaries a little, whether with colour or pattern.

Summertime Blues shawl, knit by Linda in Shalimar Breathless in Seaglass.

Summertime Blues shawl, knit by Linda in Shalimar Breathless in Seaglass.

We are so lucky that Linda walked through our doors all those years ago. She is a great friend, and we want her know how much she means to us. Thank you, Linda, for all that you do!