I used random.org to choose winners for the two blog anniversary yarns: Leah Robertson is the winner of the Knitted Wit Silky ‘n’ Single, and Laura K is the winner of the Three Fates Eponymous Sock. Congratulations, ladies! I’ve emailed them both, and will be sending out yarn this week. Happy fifth anniversary to me!
I finished a third hat for Jackapalooza at knit nite last week. Cathy brought a bunch to knit nite; Jack’s logo is being added to each hat. Jackapalooza is this coming Friday, and Cathy has 74 hats for the event so far. More are still coming in. I hope all the hats sell, both to support the family, and to let them know that they are embraced by the love of knitters, even knitters that they don’t know. Knitters are the nicest people…
I popped in to see the Cooperative Press trunk show at Pearl Fiber Arts last Tuesday. I re-met Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press, saw some Theressa Silver’s lovely hats from her new book Hat Couture, and saw a trunk full of goodies from Alex Tinsley’s upcoming Doomsday Knits. Alex was in town for the book’s photoshoot, and was serendipitously available for the trunk show party. I’m so excited about Doomsday; I have a design in it, and seeing the rest of the collection was awe-inspiring. I want to knit it all!
Alex, me, Daniel Yuhas, Lee Meredith. Fun to hang out with local designers! There were many more that evening, but I was actually out with a birthday group, so I couldn’t stay long.
Busy, busy, busy! But it’s all good.
What are you knitting?
Darn! I didn’t win. Oh well! Look at all those hats. That’s terrific! And Lee Meredith! I was just gifted one of her patterns. In fact, the one she is wearing sround her neck…Robin. It looks like a very fun knit. I just have to decide on colors. SO hard. I’m working on a Stripe Study at the moment and am itching to cast on something new.
It turned out to be 85 hats! I hope they’re all going to good homes tonight.
Congratulations to the winners!
It was a fun trunk show. Many of us are looking forward to seeing the Doomsday Knits. The Hats Couture book is fun too! I know of several people who want to make Shannon’s shawl that she was wearing, it was gorgeous!
I am working on a Sheep Heid, a hat by Kate Davies. I am rather new to Fair Isle so this is a good pattern to practice that and think about yarn dominance (and pull out some rows after I got done thinking about yarn dominance).
Yes, definitely keep one yarn as the dominant and one as the accent; it really makes a difference if you switch them up. Not in a good way! I have a tutorial on carrying 2 yarns in the right hand; I make sure to always hold the two colors the same way. https://pdxknitterati.com/2009/09/21/knitting-with-two-colors-right-hand/
I’m working on the Vintage Fremont scarf from the Yarn Crawl. I am loving it! It’s a quick, fun knit and Juno yarn is absolutely gorgeous.
That is my favorite pattern from the yarn crawl. Have fun!
Very cool! 🙂
Chugging along on a Plymouth 8-hour baby blanket, also 22 Little Clouds (for me!).
I’ve been deadline knitting and pattern writing! Two down this week. Now for leisure knitting…
If you’ve any hats leftover, consider me a potential adopter for a good cause, Dee and your own Pippi hat. D