I’ve been trying to get a minute, to sit here and tell you all about our Madrona and Stitches West design line-up, our dye prep and the new blog we’re designing for days, but every single time a quiet moment presents itself and I settle myself down poof, moment’s vanished into thin air. Up in a foggy haze of; hey, the new dye is not the same as the last batch we ordered or the mill sent the wrong yarn or hey Debra’s got the flu or really just take your pick. It’s the nature of the beast! Today’s drama was that the server is turning itself off for no apparent reason. It’s working fine one minute and then all of a sudden of it goes. I’m sure there is a logical reason for this but we could not find it. If my tech-brilliant son can’t find it then, it’s well hidden or ( and this one has my vote) just being difficult. Yup, just difficult. Actually, you know what I’ve noticed? Every single time I plan to leave here on a show or retreat the server acts up (out). It never fails. I’m starting to get a little creeped out by it. It’s also seriously inconvenient and stressful. I feel that this has become a bit of a dysfunctional relationship that needs an intervention or maybe a back-up server to keep this one company. I don’t know.
Anyway, I’m here now. So…as usual I’ll be at Madrona and Debbi will be at Stitches West. If you are in the area please do come by and say hi and see all the wonderful designs we’re lucky enough to have with us (and the yarn to knit them up with) this season. We have two fabulous pieces from the latest issue of the Twist Collective which uses our Seduction and Gaea Sport.
Celestarium by Audrey Nicklin and Barnsley by Mari Chiba
And…speaking of twists, we have a few shawls and cowls from our favorite PDX yarn store Twisted ( yeah I know, we most definitely have a twist problem!) designed by the owners Shannon and Emily. Shannon is one of the designers from this months sock club and Emily is the model of said design! Emily’s Cloudburst Cowl in LSS is delicious. I told Shannon today that it might just need to live with me for awhile. I think it’s only fair since it’s in Pond Scum. What was she thinking?
We’ll also have with us a few of Veera’s brilliant Colour Affection Shawls, one in Seduction and one in Silkie along with Carol Feller’s RAVI in STR Mediumweight and Star Athen’a Sartorial Cowl in DeVine. There is just so very much all wonderful designs and fun knits. We have a few designs from a new designer we are featuring Samantha Kirby. I promise, if you don’t already, you’ll love her work.
You’ll find a list below of some of these designs that we’ll not have hard copies of at either show. This way you can go straight to the designer and we can spread the love and save a few trees while we’re at it.
There’s lots and lots of yarn and spinning fibers and brand spanking new colorways. There might even be some cashmere and silk yarn. And… there will most definitely be be an unveiling of a few new Blue Moon Sweaters.
Here’s a teaser: Meet Ariadne by Karen Alfke.
See… we have been very busy. Debbi and I both look forward to seeing you all. I would love to write more but I have a teenager to get all packed and ready to go. It’s way easier to prep for a show then pack up a teenage girl!
PS: New colors will be up on the website soon! Promise.
Here’s that list I mentioned:
Sartorial Cowl by Star Athena
Celestarium by Amelia Lyon
Barnsley by Mira Chiba
Ravi by Carol Feller
Sea Anenome Cowl by Shannon Squire
Axis Mitts by Sam Roshak
Colour Affection by Veera Valmaki
Pretty Thing Cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Mesh Leaf Cowl by Shannon Squire
Leafy Greens by Shannon Squire
Peregrine Shawlette by (You guessed it.) Shannon Squire
Cloudburst Cowl by Emily Williams
Necessary Vest by Samantha Kirby
Emanating Sweater by Samantha Kirby
Queen Bee by Mary Scott Huff
Wild Hare by Mary Scott Huff
Note: Photo Credits to Jane Heller Photography for Celestarium and to Carrie Bostick Hoge for Barnsley