- A power bill from NS Power
- A Canada Revenue GST statement
- A full business bank statement
- A full credit card bill
- My company accounts published by my accountant
- Proof of GST payments to Revenue Canada
- A paid invoice from a supplier
- A selection of documents from my lawyer relating to the incorporation of my business, including the company details and the signed pages.
- Later on in the process, having checked with my lawyer that there was no other form of document that could be considered to be ‘Articles of Incorporation’, all 35 pages of my company book. This contains not fewer than 7 repetitions of the business address. (The subsequent PayPal response was that they needed confirmation of the business address.)
- A printout of — and an active public link to — the Provincial Government Registry of Joint Stocks NS, documenting my incorporated business since 2002.
The PayPal Saga: Supporting Small Business? June 13, 2019
Earlybird Enrolment Ends Tomorrow! April 25, 2019
I’m so pleased to be joining all of the creators who will be showcasing their talents with the KnitStars team in November! I’ll be joining designers like Susan B Anderson, Marly Bird, Caitlin Hunter and many more! (Check my affiliate link for details)
You’ll be taken behind the scenes to the Stars’ own private studios, workspaces and farms, to learn what inspires their designs and drives their passion. Then you’ll learn from them in a series of 10 step-by-step workshops that will take your knitting and crochet to the next level. And the best part? You own them, so you can learn at your own pace – pausing, rewinding and fast-forwarding as needed until you really lock in the learning! So it’s ideal for all levels.
I’ll be sharing my favourite addiction, two-colour double knitting, from my studio on Big Tancook Island. I have so much to show you, from cast-on to cast-off, all while giving you a special sneak peek at my colourful home and wonderful Island community.
Now the bad news: When the earlybird pricing (a 15% discount) ends tomorrow, you will no longer be able to reserve your spot until October. Click on my special affiliate link to join us now and you’ll be part of the fun and learning all of November.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
Exciting Adventures Ahead April 18, 2019
For a quiet year away from the gallivanting routine that has been my life for the last 20 or more years, this year is shaping up BUSY again… somehow I still feel there are not enough hours in a day!
Two unexpected mini camps have been organized on Big Tancook Island (sorry, both are already full), I’ll be Adventure Knitting with Judy and others in the North West Territories in July, teaching in Edmonton for River City Yarns in July and teaching at Knit East in New Brunswick in October. Whew!
And, as of today, I can finally announce ONE more exciting teaching gig:
I’ve been chosen to teach in KnitStars for Season 4.0!
KnitStars select 10 amazing thought leaders from the knitting firmament and film them in their respective working environments hosting a series of classes.
I’d love for you to join me and the other fabulous instructors for this exciting on-line global learning event beginning in November! This year’s lineup features craftspeople from Peru to Oregon to Nova Scotia and points in between. You’ll have the chance to join me on Tancook Island without even taking the ferry!
The online style of the conference makes it possible for anyone around the world to join the fun.
Click my affiliate link to see who’s teaching what!
During my multi-part workshop, I’ll be demonstrating my favourite technique, double-knitting, from my favourite island, Big Tancook, what fun! I’ll introduce you to my lovely home away from home, with sneak peeks at some of my Tancook friends and my little cottage workspace – all while teaching you my take on double knitting techniques in step-by-step workshop lessons.
Early bird discounted registration is open as of TODAY and closes at the end of the day on April 26!
If you purchase KnitStars 4.0 using my Knit Stars Affiliate Link, I will earn a commission – at no additional cost to you. Once purchased, all of the KnitStars 4.0 workshops are yours to be viewed at your own pace as many times as you wish.
Wishing you all the very KnitStarry-est of Stitches,
Knit Camp 2016: Only 3 Spaces Left! April 14, 2016
Wouldn’t you love to spend a week on a secluded island with Lucy, enjoying knitting classes, companionship and incredible tranquility? Join us this September for Knit Camp 2016 on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia!
Expect a warm Tancook welcome, and enjoy the rugged beauty of this remote island full of a peace and quiet that scarcely can be imagined in our modern world. You may even find the volume of bird song and sounds of the waves rather intrusive on occasion! You’ll travel back in time and leave the everyday world behind, the moment you step ashore.
Attendance is limited to 12 and there are now only 3 spaces left, so reserve your place today to avoid disappointment!
Lucy will provide formal knitting classes for 3 hours each morning (there will also be informal gatherings for social knitting with Lucy at other times). With such a small group, we will be able to explore ideas more freely than is usual in a conventional workshop environment.
The topic for this year’s camp will be socks. We will explore the attributes of a great sock, and the best techniques and methods to knit them. Special emphasis will be given to cuffs and edgings, and fancy sock legs using stitch patterns of your choice. (You may select one of Lucy’s patterns or work on your own design.)
Afternoons will be free to spend as you wish. Curled up with a book on the beach (it’s pebbly, but pretty), sipping tea on your cottage deck overlooking the ocean, knitting in the gallery with friends, or wandering freely.
Optional weather-dependent plans include a bird watching walk with Hillary (she knows where they all hang out and what they are called), an expedition by ferry to Little Tancook Island, or touring by bicycle or on foot.
By the Fireside November 5, 2014
After the launch of the Blossom Pattern-In-Progress Club last week, I finally felt free enough to take off to Tancook Island for a few days’ R&R. It’s been a full month since I was able to have my fix of island time. It’s no good going when there are projects undone or hanging over me, that sort of to-do list defeats the purpose.
The Blossom PIP Club has been in the works for a very long time. Its release was delayed by travel, a crazy summer of visitor fun and the launch of our new web site. Now the time has finally come to choose some lovely yarn, pick up the knitting needles and join me!
On another note, I’m reveling in the prospect of no flying for 3 months. I do have a couple of local classes coming up at two wonderful LYSs: Have a Yarn in Mahone Bay and Gaspereau Valley Fibers in the Annapolis Valley. It’s fun to have time to do these local classes, they often seem to fall through the cracks with my travel schedule planned so far in advance. I had deliberately left November unscheduled this year, as my US visa has now expired and I’m awaiting news of the results of my renewal application. I might be retiring sooner than anticipated!
For the first time in what seems like years, I have a little time to think and play. I’m even dusting off an old hooking project and there’s a drop spindle in the drawer with some lovely fiber from Idaho… So much to do.
Spring, the DK Club and a Sale! June 16, 2014
I hope you’ve been enjoying the spring as much as I have this year! My last teaching trip, which took me to Ontario and Saskatchewan, was a huge success: I knitted with old friends and new and, happily, had some time to visit with my younger daughter in Toronto. Upon my return to Nova Scotia, Holly and I headed out to the Island, armed with buckets of paint. My little Tancook home is certainly becoming a bright oasis!
In other news, I have uploaded another video to my Double Knitting Technique Club:
In Video #22: Perfect Graft of a Single DK Tube in the Round, I demonstrate a way to invisibly join two ends of a tube using my Perfect Grafting Technique and brightly contrasting waste yarn.
This is a larger version of grafting I-Cords into hoops!
As with all of the DK Club Videos, I have included an accompanying set of Notes. It includes links to two of my free Youtube Clips, which demonstrate Perfect and Imperfect Grafting in even more detail. Remember, too, that it’s never too late to join the DK Technique Club!
We have announced our online Canada/Independence Day Sale, which will run from June 29 to July 6, 2014!
This week-long event will feature our downloadable products: you will find discounts on selected Patterns, e-Books, Tutorials and more! We may even add a few special Sale Bundles to our new Bundles Section at LucyNeatby.com! Please do check in, you’re sure to find some fantastic deals.
We are also planning a second sale for later in the summer: this one will include shippable products such as yarns, paper patterns and some kits. We will keep you posted with those dates once they are finalized.
For today, I wish you Many Happy DK Stitches!
My Double-Knit Hat Frenzy November 7, 2012
In an amazing Tour de Speed, I have managed to write the Sky Diamond DK Hat pattern, get it test-knitted by some fantastically speedy and enthusiastic knitters, have it properly photographed by our wonderful Hillary, all in the course of a mere month or so! It is now available on my website. This was an all-time record for me.
The necessary stages from idea to published pattern usually take a lot longer, but Diane, a member of my office crew who also does some test-knitting for me, just adores double knitting and had this hat made very quickly.
The photographic stage was speeded up by the impending arrival of Superstorm Sandy: my plan of spending a couple of days on Tancook Island and then bringing Hillary’s disc of photos back with me got deep-sixed. The imminent storm implied uncertain ferry service back to the mainland, and I could not take the chance of being marooned on the Island for an extra day. Getting to the airport a day late for my flight to the next teaching venue was not worth contemplating!
So I had only the one day on the island; it was a day packed with activity!
Whilst I winterized my cottage and stacked firewood, the resourceful Hillary gathered a few of our friends and had a speedy photo shoot. I must say, I have the most wonderful friends and neighbours there (and they are photogenic too). I brought the disc back with me and spent the wet and windy days putting the finishing touches to the pattern.
You might notice amongst the pictures that there is a second hat design, too. It’s going to be the Annapurna Hat (1 & 2) very soon: I’m just waiting for pictures of the second version of Annapurna.