Friday, February 01, 2013

Stitches West Countdown

It's been a long time since I've blogged or even participated in Fiber Arts Friday.  But here I am, with an FO and lots of stuff in progress.  First, I'd like to present the FO, my Color Affection in Handwerks Luxury Sock (sadly no longer available).  It's laceweight, 100% cashmere and luscious, if only you could feel it!

If you're on Ravelry you can find details here.

I'm madly knitting in preparation for Stitches West which is February 21-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Northern California.  So, second (third, and possibly fourth),  I've got sample knitting to do.  A Giant Kelp Scarf in Handwerks Cabled 8, pattern by me.

A Drunken Path scarf in Handwerks So Soft Sock paired with Cascade Kid Seta Noir, pattern by K1C2.


And two lovely skeins of Handwerks Super Twist that will be something reminiscent of Mesquite Flat, originally done in Sock Plus 8, but no longer available, and Canyon River revisted, both patterns by me.

Why all the sample knitting? For the past several years I've been designing almost exclusively for Handwerks.  So this time instead of in the classroom, I'll be in the market! Come see owner and chief yarn painter Laura and all her yarns in booth 1336, and me, fledgling designer and all my patterns!  We'll have beautiful handpainted yarn, patterns, lots of samples, chocolate, stitch markers (for the swap!) and a sock machine!  We'll even have designer Lorna Miser, founder of Lorna's Laces (yes, THAT Lorna) signing books!  And to kick it all off, I'm having a 20% off sale on all my patterns available on Ravelry, just enter FNFSALE for the code in your shopping cart, now through February 15th.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday and FO Friday!  Leave me a comment and stop by again to check my progress!


Melissa said...

Your Color Affection look dreamy...I sure like to feel it. Good luck with your patterns at Stitches West....I'll check you out on Ravelry.

MarmePurl said...

Oh, I have no trouble at all 'feeling' all that softness of your Color Affection with my eyes.

Carol said...

Looking forward to coming by the booth at Stitches. Your Color Affection shawl is gorgeous!

WonderWhyGal said...

oooh, your Color Affection is lovely and I can just imagine how it must feel. I still need to knit one.

Hooray for pattern writing. I wish you many sales.

Chrisknits said...

How cozy your shawl looks. And how rich the color.

Heather Woollove said...

Loving the Giant Kelp Scarf!!
(The color is amazing and who could resist a name like that?!?!) XO-