Fiber and Knitting

A wonderful friend and artist, Linda Danielson makes dolls of objects she finds. She lives in Sooke outside of Victoria on Vancouver Island . They are whimsical, brilliant works of art.

We met her one night at the Sooke Harbour House Restaurant. Our friends told us about this fabulous place where the food is fresh and the gardens are full of herbs and edible flowers. She was our server, one of the true professionals left in the world of dining out. I’m not sure how we found out that she made these wonderful dolls, but I was lucky enough to acquire one of them.

The girl that I have has a moon face. I call her Luna and I think I got her name from Linda. Luna holds a sea urchin and that connects her to the ocean. She’s been with me for many years and she connects me to the moon and ocean and I love that.

Linda recently sent me a photo of Woodpecker Dreams of Dragons. Wow! He is amazing…just stunning.



Knit for Japan | Knitting charity to support victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. – 東日本大震災の被災者のための編み物慈善.

Just packed up a box of thick wool Peace Fleece to go to Japan. They need help and it’s gonna get cold soon. I wish I knew how to knit a hat…maybe my next project.

I have gotten a little carried away by knitting.  It’s kind of the way I do everything – overboard.  Kris made me promise not to knit on the job this week – I’m in Kona doing a photo shoot at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel.

This shawl was finished in Volcano on our trip after Christmas with the monkeys.  I’ve always called our dogs the monkeys.  Mocha was the designated model for it.  It’s knit with two yarns held together.  I used Crystal Palace in tan and I can’t recall the name of the fuzzy yarn – it’s purple and beige.  It’s soft and cozy and so easy.  It’s all garter stitch.  I believe I cast on 40 stitches.