Worth the wait

Knitting friends, over the course of the last several months (well, almost the last year, actually), I’ve been working away on a big project for myself. It’s finally ready to start getting revealed, a few pieces at a time, and I’m so eager to be able to share it with you.

In my next post I’ll reveal more details about the first patterns out of the gate in this, my first true collection, but for now I want to leave you with a few delicious preview shots of the first five (out of a final eight) patterns in The Urban Collection (winter-to-spring 2012).




Water Street Cardi


Because you can’t say thank you too many times, and because I want to make sure I do, thank you to Tanis Fiber Arts for the beautiful and generous yarn support, Stephannie Tallent and Jaya Purswani for technical editing,

Jane for the lovely photographs, friends Diana, Kelly, Tammy, Abbie, and Rebecca who have done test-knitting, Austen and Emily for modelling…and probably several more folks who will be recruited before the entire project is complete 😉 Thank you, ladies!

More next time! Happy knitting this fine Wednesday.



  1. I can’t wait to see more. Congratulations!

  2. Now that is going to be an amazing collection. I’m so excited to see the whole thing!

  3. Yay! Really, truly beautiful.

  4. Congrats. These look lovely, can wait to see the final details.

  5. Ashley @ A Crafty House · ·

    Wow…. Beautiful! What an inspiration for me… Can’t wait to see more!

  6. jennybookworm · ·

    That’s a lot of cold-weather female Canadian talent in one place – I look forward to seeing (and knitting!) more…

  7. This looks awesome, I can’t wait to see the whole collection!

  8. Amazing!!! Such a great sneak peek! I don’t remember the Lemongrass project… I guess I’ll just have to wait and see like everyone else!

  9. Beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

  10. Rayna aka crystaldiva · ·

    Those Aberdeen Ave Mitts look lovely!

  11. Amazing…can’t wait to see them all….

  12. It’s been a pleasure! the sweaters are gorgeous.

  13. Wow! I can’t wait to see everything, what you did show us is beautiful!!!

  14. happymousefairy · ·

    Ooh, so beautiful! I’m loving the cables, the colours… Can’t wait to see the collection you talented lady 🙂

  15. Oooh, so exciting!!! I cant’ wait to see your collection. The teaser shots already look amazing!

  16. Wow just the quick little peaks make me want to see the whole thing. I can’t wait till I have my own collection someday. I only hope its as wonderful as yours will be.

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  18. So beautiful! Can’t wait to see more.

  19. Oh my goodness, those knits are so beautiful. I can’t wait to see the whole collection in all of its glory.

  20. I am so looking forward to seeing the rest! I really like the 5 patterns shown, good job.

  21. Oh, this is TOO exciting! Really great news! These look amazingly gorgeous and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the “story!”

  22. Truly worth the wait … all the details are beautiful and completely intriguing!

  23. Worth the wait, indeed! Looks wonderful!

  24. tokeberry · ·

    Love the yarn and patterns in the second picture.

  25. How exciting! Looking forward to seeing more.

  26. Congratulations! I look forward to the big reveal!

  27. oh oh, I really want to knit that cable hat and matching gloves! Can’t wait until the big reveal!

  28. the sneak preview looks amazing, can’t wait to see the complete unveil!

  29. That’s a tantalizing peak! I look forward to seeing more. 🙂

  30. GORGEOUS! I can’t wait.

  31. Color and cables and warm wooly things! These have you written all over them. I especially like the rich jewel tones you chose. You and Tanis are a force to be reckoned with!

  32. Now I can SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE publicly! Yaaaaay! Glenna, your designs are gorgeous. I can’t wait to get my paws on the patterns!

  33. Glenna, congratulations!!!! Your knitting is just gorgeous and the pictures make me want every single piece, before I even really know what they are! Way to go!

  34. Hey, there’s stuff I haven’t seen in that preview! Excited to see the full collection pulled together, it’s gonna be rad.

  35. Go you!

  36. congrats! can’t wait to see more.

  37. Gorgeous! Can wait to see more! Love that gorgeous blue sweater.

  38. Awesome! So excited for you! (And to be truthful, for us. *grin* )

  39. Beautiful … Can’t wait to see the whole collection!

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  41. Wonderful, Glenna! How exciting! So looking forward to this collection and hearing about your designing of them!

  42. Wow. Those look lovely! Love cables!

    Saw this and wanted to share (“Sh*t Knitters Say” from Webs…. so funny):

  43. Meredith MC · ·

    Love the colors and textures you chose. I can’t wait to see the whole thing- congratulations

  44. congrats! looking forward to seeing the rest!

  45. This is soo very exciting! A whole collection? Wow.

  46. Ouh! Beautiful pictures, colors, cables, … I’ll stay tuned for sure. How exciting for you! Congratulations!

  47. You’re so talented. I don’t know how you ‘see’ these things and then are able to translate them into lovely things for us to knit. But I’m so glad you can and do!

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