(edit: I wrote this yesterday, but didn’t get it out until today. I am in Ohio and and will be here until Monday!)
This weekend is the big needle arts summer trade show (referred to as TNNA) in Columbus, OH and I will be attending again! I am off early tomorrow morning to pick up Kristen TenDyke , and then Melissa LaBarre, and then to the airport we go.
The knitting world is so full of such talented and wonderful people that to have so many in one place is such a treat. There are so many people that I am so happy that I will get to see again and so many others that I can’t wait to meet in person! (and those that will not be attending this show that I will miss seeing)
Oooo and I got a haircut!
Are you part of a LYS and going to be at TNNA? Please stop by and say “hi” during my Winged Knits trunk show at the Ravelry booth #454 on Sunday from 2-3 to promote the Ravelry In-Store Pattern Sales. (more info here: http://www.ravelry.com/ )
Hannah Fettig, Ann Kingstone, Carol Feller, Laura Nelkin, Woolly Wormhead, Kate Oates, Anne Hanson and Robyn Chachula will also have trunks show at the Rav booth throughout the show. (As I added the links I became totally jealous of all their lovely websites….anyone know a good, not expensive website designer?)
Today’s Quince & Co. e-letter (you can sign up to receive their e-letter on their site here http://www.quinceandco.com/ in the top right corner) features a little shrug that I designed in lovely Chickadee in the color Pomegranate. It is a super quick and easy little knit that works well paired with a summer dress or tank.
It is knit from the top down with raglan shaping all in one piece.
Finished Measurements at bust: 32 (35, 38, 40 ¾ , 43 ¾ , 47 ¼ , 51, 54 , 56 ¾ )”
Chickadee by Quince & Co. (100% American wool; 50 gram skein = approx 181 yds [166m])
• 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins color Pomegranate
Photos by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Sample knit by Allie Birney
New (ish) Pattern
And as I am a bit behind in my blogging as I get ready for TNNA- Last weeks Quince e-letter also featured a design by me! (And Pam and Carrie gave it my name!)
This is another quick and lightweight knit perfect for summertime knitting.
Cecily’s Shawl is worked all in Garter Stitch (no purling needed) and uses simple decreases to shape the piece. The color changes add interest for the more experience knitter, while keeping it simple enough for a novice.
Finished Measurements: 52” along top edge and
Chickadee by Quince & Co.
(100% American wool; 181yds 166m/ 50g)
• 2 skeins of Frost (A), 1 skein of Egret (B), and 1 skein of
Carrie’s Yellow (C)
The Quince color palette is so gorgeous, I want to make many more of this piece in all kinds of color combinations!
Time to finish packing for TNNA. The important question? What knitting will I bring to work on? Hmmmm, a little cardi in Quince & Co. Chickadee (yes, I am addicted), a cardigan version of Breakwater in Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Luxe, and Hazel Knits DK Lively and The Fibre Co. Acadia for swatching!