My name is Susan Elliot Beatty.  I live in Toronto for part of the year and for the other part I live on an island near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.  I have a husband, two children, a beloved labrador (Marina) and a cantankerous old rabbit (Alice).  I am an art historian and have lectured and written about various 16th and 17th century topics, specializing in the Roman Baroque.  I am currently working on a big project which seems to go on and on.

I am passionate about textiles.  If I were to start again I would study costume design.    I love to knit.  I love reading about knitting and I am interested in wool as a sustainable resource.  I am from a country (Canada) where winters are cold and knitwear has an important history.   I am probably going to have to start writing about knitting too.    I am currently working on some designs, both knitting and sewing in order to promote awareness of these crafts.

I am a competitive sailor and I am working to promote more women of all ages into the sport.

I have wonderful friends from all parts of my life, and it is my greatest hope that they, first and foremost, will enjoy reading my blog.

Just a note about the photos:  All photos on this blog are taken by me unless otherwise credited.  Please don’t reuse them without permission.


6 responses to “About

  1. Hi! I love your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! http://iki0o.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/liebster-award/

  2. Sailing, knitting, textiles, food–great subjects. And, I love your photos. Looking forward to reading more.

  3. Katie McKenzie

    I just purchased Koigu magazine Issue 4, expressly for your Fair-Isle Cowl pattern. I loved it the moment I saw it and i can’t wait to start!

    However, the good folks at Koigu saw fit to shrink your fantastic chart down to a 10″ strip (I’ve got a picture on my ravelry project). I’ve complained to them, and am hoping they can provide a decent-sized alternative.

    I guess I just thought you should know. I really want to make your project but koigu is not making it easy!

    Thanks very much for such an inspiring design.

    all the best,

    • Hi Katie:
      Thanks very much for your lovely comments about my design. I am in the process of re-issuing this pattern with a much bigger chart. Unfortunately the small size of the chart in the magazine was beyond my control and I agree, it made it very hard to read without enlarging on a photocopier.
      I will post when the revised pattern goes up.
      Best and Happy Knitting,

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