The Knitting Accountant

The Knitting Accountant

I was very surprised upon my return from holidays in Canada to find our accountant, Vandet, knitting.  Not only knitting, but knitting a monster, in the round, and with great skill.  I asked him what was going on and what compelled him to learn how to knit.  He told me the knitters in the office told him he couldn’t do it.  In my own life, this is the exact reason I have gone and done something:  riding a dirt bike, playing guitar, learning kanji.  It’s a great feeling proving someone who doubts your ability to learn wrong.  Not that the knitters were being mean as the atmosphere at the CK workshop is very fun and supportive. And Vandet has certainly proven them wrong!   His stitches are nice and even.  He’s figured out decreases in the round.  He can manipulate 5 needles.  Sure he’s slow and time will only tell if he actually becomes and active knitter, but he is a poster child for “anyone who wants, can learn”. Vandet with expert teacher,...
CK featured in Phnom Penh’s Post 7 Day Lifestyle pullout!

CK featured in Phnom Penh’s Post 7 Day Lifestyle pullout!

Upon my return to Cambodia, I was interviewed by Jemma Galvin of the Phnom Penh Post.  She wrote up a wonderful article about Cambodia Knits for the weekly Lifestyle section, 7 days.  You can download and read a pdf version of the article...
A return to blogging and a visiting crocheter

A return to blogging and a visiting crocheter

First, an apology.  We have not kept up with our blog since November and have been horribly absent.  This is due to a number of reasons:  pre-Christmas busy-ness, some minor dramas and strategic planning for CK’s future that all together put a pause on my enthusiasm for this blog.  But rest assured, I’m/CK is back and we’ll keep you updated on all that has happened and our exciting plans fro 2011! Last week we had a visit from a lovely Australian lady named Fiona and her young, knitter daughter, Zoe.  Fiona has a shop in Melbourne and was interested in stocking our products after seeing them at Chilli Kids on Street 240.  She popped in for a visit and gave our office staff a lesson crochet pattern reading.  We’d done learning with Mandy a few months back, but this was the next step in understanding a whole pattern.  I don’t have a photo of the finished product because… we didn’t finish, but we’ll get back to it this afternoon and will post some photos tomorrow. Meanwhile here is a photo of Fiona teaching at CK.  To read more, follow this link to the Onabee...