Lace Contest

Lace Contest

Ok.  Here it is!  All the lace we’ve knit up to date and numbered below.  Now, it’s not just for looking at!  We’re hoping you can lend a little advice, input, your quality opinion! Please post a comment telling us which lace you like and whether you prefer it as a headband, a bracelet/cuff or even as a scarf, bag, anything else! Then, and here’s the contest part, we’ll assign each comment a number and use a random number generator to pick one.  The winner can choose whatever product (actually only bracelet or headband because we’re not ready for anything else yet), whatever lace they like and we’ll knit it up for you, in your chosen colour and send it to you!   What a great deal for making a little, bitty comment! Adding the most recent creations…  They are not numbered because DH is not available to do that in Photoshop.  But from left to right, we have 16, 17, 18 and 19!   I really think 16 is going to be a huge...
Knitting Student

Knitting Student

The past two weeks at CK, we’ve had a knitting student from Goel project.  Her name is Son Sovan and she’s from a small village in Takeo province where Goel has a weaving/sewing project.  She’s enjoying her studies at CK and hopes to learn enough to be able to share knitting skills with others in her community.  Many years ago, she worked in a garment factory and met someone who knew how to crochet and she learned some basic crochet skills.  She’s now offered to teach the CK staff how to crochet!  This will be a lovely exchange of skills, indeed. Her training started with learning how to cast on, go a few centimeters of garter stitch and then cast off.  Then it was stocking stitch, moss stitch, ribs and increases and decreases.  Next week she’ll have the chance to put her knitting skills to use in making a complete product.  We’ll teach her how to read one of the patterns that we’ve translated into Khmer and see how she goes.  Project #1:  a pair of baby booties. This is what a pattern for ribs looks in...
Monsters, loved by adults too

Monsters, loved by adults too

So you’ve seen lots of fan photos of children and their monster friends.  But adults also love our products too!  Below is proof that some monsters wind up in a more adult environment and the expectations on them are much different.  Olivia, for example, has found a new home here in Phnom Penh and is allowed to drink the occasional vodka martini.  Here she is, with her favourite bottle, Absolut...
Latest lace patterns

Latest lace patterns

The lace knitty knitting is continuing.  Below is a photo of our latest lace trials, this time in the naturally dyed yarn from Goel.  I think the pattern on the left could make a nice bracelet and the middle one could work as a headband.  The pattern on the right was disappointing. It looked quite lovely in the book, but perhaps it’s the yarn that does it no justice. In other news, we spent the morning trying to organize the yarn stock and devise a coding system.  You know when you see product codes and find out what they mean?  They’re quite clever aren’t they.  Well, developing one from scratch, it turns out, is not that easy.  Everyone has an opinion on how to number!  In the end we decided we’ll think of codes later.  As long as the yarn is happily stored and organized for now, we’re...
Cambodia Knits now in Australia!

Cambodia Knits now in Australia!

It’s official.  Cambodia Knits products can now be purchased at Brindabella Baby in Canberra.  BB carries a full stock of monster and finger puppets and is the official distributor for CK in Australia (if you are a retailer and are interested in also carrying our products). We’re really happy to have found such a great partner in Australia!  Brindabella Baby has a mission to bring eco-friendly and fairly traded baby products to its shoppers.  Since 2006, Emma Davidson has been on a quest to bring Canberra parents the best in ethical products for their wee ones.  She started the business out of her house and has blossomed into a retail shop which opened just a few months ago.  BB products can also be bought online.  Just check out their website...

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