Kathy’s Knit Korner

Lorajean and I had a great time at our joint trunk show at Kathy’s Knit Korner in Forest Grove. The shop is really cute, and has lots of rooms filled with yarn, crochet thread, needle felting supplies, spinning fiber, and more. Sharon Spence, the owner, made us feel right at home, so we took over a room! Lorajean brought her Knitted Wit line of hand-dyed yarns, and I brought my patterns and knit samples. Here I am with Sharon, and Lorajean’s lovely yarn. (Yes, that’s a tag on my Zen Rain shawlette. I’m getting in touch with my inner Minnie Pearl.)

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And Sharon and Lorajean.

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Sandy came to visit us, and so did Nadine, but I didn’t get my camera out in time to catch her.

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I love the rich colors of the DK Polwarth/Silk. It’s what I’ve been knitting with lately, a lot. The resulting fabric has a great hand, very springy and soft. I can also tell you that it holds up well to ripping and re-knitting. That’s just part of my design process, trial and error! I want it to be perfect before it goes out to you.

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The shine and drape of this merino/tencel blend is enticing; it’s so nice in a shawl.

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Here’s how I’m displaying my business cards these days. It’s a little square shot glass with a yarn ball etched on it, and the cards fit perfectly.

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Lorajean and I had a fun afternoon, and are planning and plotting several projects together. It’s marvelous to have a dyer friend to inspire my design work!

How is your weekend going?

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7 responses to “Kathy’s Knit Korner

  1. Looks like fun! I still need to check out Kathy’s Knit Corner – opted to head to the Pearl this afternoon to check out the yarn train events.

  2. Thanks for a glimpse of a fun show. I first came to contact with Polwarth fleece back in first Sock Summit in Portland, but, haven’t played with silk blend. I will have to pick some up to experience for myself.

    Kathy’s Knit Corner looks like a great stop on one of my trips. I love your shot glass idea, Michele…time to thrift shop for a couple of shot glasses :D

  3. That shot glass idea is perfect!

  4. We’re so glad you brought all those lovely goodies to our shop, and we are proud to offer our customers a collection of PDX Knitterati designs and fine wools by Knitted Wit! Great post!