Hello, I’m Diana Poirier, mother to Mathieu (my 19 year old son) and wife to Marc for the past 22 years.
My knitting journey all began when my mother taught me how to knit when I was about 9 years old – how to cast on and the knit and purl stitches. I would knit scarves and blankets for my dolls but my mother would always cast off my projects for me. At that age, I couldn’t quite grasp how to do it. I gave up knitting when I no longer had dolls to make things for.
Fast forward to 2014.
My mother passes away and I suddenly have this huge desire to knit again. With a little help from my best friend, I managed to remember what my mother taught me (and learn how to cast off) and away I went.
That was just over 9 years ago now and I absolutely LOVE knitting! There’s no stopping in sight!
The pattern writing? Well I began writing patterns very soon after I started knitting again. I would always be on Pinterest and see items I liked but not find a pattern for them or the pattern seemed too difficult. So, I ended up taking what knitting knowledge I had and creating the item how it made sense to me. I began writing out instructions for these items for friends that would ask, and from those instructions emerged my patterns. Now whenever I create something new, I write a pattern for it. I try to make my patterns as easy to follow as possible (I consider them beginner/intermediate patterns), but am always available to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to contact me.
So, thank you for stopping by my blog and I can’t wait to share with you all my new creations!
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I started to knit last year when I turned 70. I have knitted three shawls & had to rip one apart because it was humongous, although I followed the pattern . I want to try your Back Porch Shawl. I have accumulated a huge stash of yarn. I really love this shawl, and, think it will make nice gifts for my daughter and daughter-in-law. However, I can’t download the pattern.. Is it a pattern for purchase? I have even purchased some skeins of Indian sari silk ribbon. My husband is having a bird with all my purchases. Furthermore, it’s nice to see a fellow Canadian developing knitting patterns.
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My grandmother taught me to knit when I was very young, and like you I gave it up for many years. A dear neighbor got me started again and I enjoy it immensely.
I love the colors in your Back Porch Shawl. Would you please share the yarn/colors you used? I can’t wait to make it!
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I used shades of grey however, many people have told me they see blues.
I used Caron Simply Soft in Charcoal Heather, Grey Heather and Off White. If you like the blues, I would suggest Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue and Soft Blue with the Off White.
I hope this helps!
Thank you so much. I do see blues! Interesting…thank you for your reply and color suggestions.