Sunday, April 19, 2009

Join group on Ravelry - Joyce James Tours

A group has been formed on Ravelry. It's for everyone, but especially for those who have travelled on my tours in the past and for those who are planning to come either this year or in the future.

This will give us all a chance to reconnect with friends and travelling companions, and to discuss the many interests which our tour members share.

As long as you have a Ravelry account (and it's not hard to get one); look under Groups and then Joyce James Tours. Hope to 'see' you there.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Knit-A-Long Project, Nova Scotia

Judy Pearce of Colorado has organized the following KAL project of Alice Starmore's design, "Nova Scotia". I thought Judy's idea was a great way to mark the Maritime Memories tour to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, which takes place this September.

We just have six places left for this tour. If you've been planning to join us, send in your registration deposit to Vision 2000 Travel Group as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact me at: or phone at: 613-695-0889.

Judy's announcement:

A larger photo of the finished project above can be found on:

There are pictures on Ravelry also.

The pattern is from the book Fisherman's Sweaters by Alice Starmore. If you need to order a copy, the book is available from Marsha White at the Needle Arts Book Shop ; (There will not be any copies of the pattern made due to copyright laws.)

The gauge for the sweater is 34 st and 45 rows per 4 inches (or 10 cm.) over a knit/purl pattern. This is a fine gauge and is well suited to the Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey yarn available from Jan Stanland in the UK; Many other sport weight yarns would work well.

Those participating in the Nova Scotia trip in September could bring the project along to work on or as a finished sweater. All are welcome to join KAL even if not attending the trip. Email Judy Pearce at with questions or to sign up for the KAL. Details will follow as they develop. Meanwhile, check out the project and start thinking about color and yarn.>>

Kudos to Judy for this project!