Susie Gourlay

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Crochet: Coffee / Tea Pot
I wanted to make a tea cozy like an old victorian beehive and use buttons made by my friend Keely of Feet of Clay. I noticed there weren’t many crocheted hive cozies out there so her is my version. Should fit an average 6 cup teapot.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
In 1947 a “flying disc” crashed at a ranch in the Roswell region of New Mexico. Sloughing it off as merely a weather balloon, the US Military has been the center of many alien conspiracy theories. From mass cover-up’s, hiding UFO related technology, and even alien autopsies. Despite the growing interest in who or what is out there, some alien/U...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl has been created in honour of Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900). He was an Irish playwright, author and poet. He spent much of his days enjoying life to its fullest and sharing clever witticisms with everyone. He absolutely LOVED interesting names and “Speranza” is just that. It was also his mother’s pen name when she wrote fairy tales. (Bes...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The prairies are well known for their winds. Between the Rocky Mountains, lakes, valleys and lack of trees in some areas, the winds have a mind of their own. Sometimes these winds are welcome to cool a hot summer day and other times they can be a big burden (chinook headaches), or cause destruction. I wanted to create a shawl with alternating s...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Wally is a great everyday hat. I designed this for my dad who is a no fuss kind of guy. Simple lines work with pretty much any yarn and this hat is a quick knit. This “lid” will keep your “noggin” and ears super warm which is important because my dad always said “common sense is always in style” and being cold and grumpy is “the worst thing for...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The last few winters here in Saskatchewan have been unbelievably cold and snowy. My sister asked for a hat that would keep her cozy on her walk to work. Not only is this toque stylish, the stitch pattern combined with bulky wool makes this hat super thick and virtually
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Straw into Gold is part of the 2018 Manitoba Fibre Festival Challenge Collection. Join us on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (using the hashtag #MBFF2018Challenge) for a MAL. Official FO posts can be made on the Manitoba Fibre Festival forum to qualify for a prize.
Knitting: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
This generously sized rectangular shawl will become your new go to accessory. Knit on the bias with 3 different skeins, you can play up colours, maximize yardage and wear it in a number of ways! Whether you want a poncho, cowl, wrap, oversized shrug, scarf or capelet this shawl has you covered in style.
Knitting: Cowl
This design is part of Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium Cross Country Canada KAL July 2017 #xccroadtripkal. Head on over to her group to sign up and join in on the fun
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
An adjustable, crescent shaped granny shawl perfect for that special skein of sock yarn or handspun. This relaxing project is a quick one because it’s so addictive you won’t want to put it down.
Knitting: Bedding
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The stitches used to create this hat bring out the best in handspun or self-striping yarns. The rounds are worked in a spiral so there is no seam, and the stitches are worked into the back bar of the stitch creating a cool texture and a thick fabric for warmth. This hat is easily customizable and you can try it on as you crochet, ensuring the p...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
As a child growing up on the prairies, I spent many summers camping. When my family and I would go on hikes I remember the speargrass piercing through my pant legs. Because of its’ shape, it can easily poke through yet they are hard to remove because the ends of the arrow are splayed out. How cool is nature?
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a very simple pattern using texture to create a thermal hat that can be made as a beanie or by adding more repeats, a slouchier version. Great for handspun yarn!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I named this hat in honor of my favorite ghost town; Bankhead (1904-1922). Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, you’ll miss it if you aren’t paying attention. It was an old mining town that extracted the coal from Cascade Mountain. The settlement has been abandoned for almost a century, yet all that remains today are a few foundations, ...
Crochet: Billed Hat
Difficulty: Beginner