A little bit about myself:
This is my attempt at designing a site/blog for all my endeavors.
Sometimes too many to be mentioned…..Ahh such is the brain of a designer!
My name is Maureen and I am a longtime Indie Designer and past president of CKDA (Canadian Knitwear Designers & Artisans)
I am a devoted and totally addicted hand knitter and crocheter and that is confirmed by the evidence in my bulging closet in my studio. I grew up in Cape Breton, NS andI now live in beautiful Kentville, Nova Scotia.
I was taught to knit, crochet, craft and design at a very young age by my mother and I have carried this love with me throughout my lifetime. While living in Cape Breton Nova Scotia, I was proud to be able to knit unique sweaters for my two children as they grew and also to make unique and interesting crafts. Since my childhood was spent in a predominately Scottish-Irish part of Canada, that instilled in me, the love and the passion for hand-made and hand crafted items. A lot of my designs tend to lean in that direction.
Also my love for animals and my love of knitting has turned out to be a great combination. Each dog sweater I design and make is a little different than the previous one because I basically make up the designs as I go along.
I have branched out to other ventures to keep myself busy, hence the name change.
*True North Knitting* Kind of like it!
I take special orders for my dog sweaters and hats. I don’t believe in the One Size Fits All concept.. Dogs,,, like people are all ranges of sizes. I can make them any size, any design and colours of your choice. Please keep in mind that I hand knit all my sweaters and each one takes time. I have tried to knit while I walk to increase my yield but I haven’t mastered that task yet!. I keep stumbling on the yarn, tripping over curbs and walking into the sides of parked cars. ..so I have given up trying to do that. Anyone that knows me or had any dealings with me can probably picture me trying to do just that.. hehehehe.
I have also come across a plethora of patterns from my closet. Funny the stuff you find when you decide to purge and clean. Well I cleaned but I haven’t purged the patterns as they hold a special place in my heart because of lot of them had been passed down from my mother. They are now discontinued and extremely difficult to find. So I have started to put them on my site to be able to share my wealth of patterns with you.