Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Stars!

A few more pics of some of the beautiful and talented women who graced my booth at Stitches West.
And don't they just shine?
Christine in her Cusco Jacket
Gigi of the Knitmore Girls Podcast fame, in Collared Shortly

Noel in the Folk School Shawl 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stardust and Knitting

Stitches West was, as usual, an amazing event. So much energy and great inspiration coming from the knitters and vendors alike.  A true festival of knitting. 

  A highlight this year was the presence of Ali MacGraw  who was promoting Ali's Cap, a knitting kit for the charming hat she made famous in the movie Love Story. The pattern comes from the needles of the incomparable British designer, Marion Foale, and the kit includes a skein of Marion Foale 3-ply wool along with the pattern (mine is now signed by Ali!) and a beautiful sea turtle button. All is to benefit WERF, the Wildlife Emergency Response Fund, one of Ali's favorite causes.  Just $20 and worth every stitch.   Contact sponsors Tutto in Santa Fe and RYN Yarns in Milwaukee for information.

As gracious as she is beautiful, Ali  kindly agreed to let me have a picture taken with her. She's wearing one of my new jacket designs, Collared Shortly.   Nothing like some stardust, eh?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Behind the scenes ..for good reason!

Arriving at Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca this morning I will be met by this scene at  booth #515....
oh my!
And then some eight hours (and several cups of black tea and broken fingernails) later the booth will be transformed!  Like magic, it is!
Hope to see some of you there!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Not only the leaves......

Last October the vines in our little garden were most beautiful.  The tenacity of the English ivy intertwined with the changing hues of post-frost virginia creeper made a gorgeous tapestry of color. Reds and green dancing around shadows of purple and blue. Delicious!  Today, while the sub-zero temperatures keep icicles hanging where these vines were last autumn, I've been thinking about October next and wondering what lovely sights the garden will hold for us.......... 
You might see them too.  Please join me this October for the Knitaway® in The Studio where we'll enjoy three full days of knitting workshop along with some special treats and surprises as well.  Plans are being finalized and registration will open on the website soon.  I'll definitely let you know all about it.  I'm very excited!  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby, it's cold outside! And beautiful...

So it is positively arctic here today.  Record breaking they say.  But it's gloriously sunny again....  the photo below is taken in my yard at daybreak....

I'll be loading yarn into my suv, Lucy, (named for one of the patron saints of knitting ) to set up the booth at the Rocky Mountain Sew Expo, so the sun is very welcome.  Here it comes again through the door of the studio..I told you it was cold!