My name is Diane Nolet and I am Lucy’s workshop coordinator. My function is to provide future Hosts with information they will need to offer their clients a truly remarkable learning experience in Lucy’s workshops.
My knitting began at age 5 or so emulating my maternal grandmother and my Mom. This fascination with knitting never saw a hiatus. In fact, while serving in the Canadian Forces some of my Air Crew colleagues would tease me. They wanted me to knit them a VW before we landed in Dusseldorf.
My association with Lucy began with the pattern Fiesta Feet, which I had bought from Katherine Thomas at Fleece Artist in the mid 1990’s. Eventually, I met Lucy and Susan Hannah at the Cole Harbour Library one evening when Lucy was doing a knitting presentation with a display of her work. That evening, I brought some of my collection of Fiesta Feet socks that I had created out of various yarns. Thus began my personal relationship with Lucy.
Occasionally, I test knit patterns for Lucy. This is very much a high spot in my knitting life. I live for a challenge and Lucy provides the opportunity with her stimulating, cutting-edge designs. Over time, I have become addicted to almost anything to do with double knitting and have enjoyed test-knitting Lucy’s DK patterns.
Recently, Lucy’s creative genius formulated a concept for a DK blanket. This project is started in the center without a slipknot and consists of eight segments or wedges. The project was so intriguing: when Lucy asked me if I was interested, I was over the moon! The Sunburst Blanket was, without a doubt, the largest, most intensive labour of love that I have embarked on to-date. Honestly, I was never bored while working on it and when it was complete, I even experienced some withdrawal symptoms! That was soon put to rest as Lucy had another project for me; her Igloo series of warm winter wear, hat (with two different cast ons), headband and cowl. What fun!