My Interlacements Hawaii stole is fresh from blocking …
25th Street Stole pattern by Jenny Stark
The suitcase is almost packed (around the looms, of course) …
And my knit purse has been lined with nifty (and fun!) pockets for shopping efficiency.
It's time for Stitches West!!
We're hopping on a plane Tuesday to sunny — maybe a bit rainy — California. Zoe, Em and I are working for Interlacements Yarns, the yummy yarn company run by Tracey here in the Northeastern Wisconsin. We're setting up a booth at the Santa Clara expo and will be selling her wares Thursday through Sunday. And shopping, of course!
I've been busy photographing new yarns and designing pattern booklets. Zoe is debuting two gorgeous needleknit patterns, Clara's Shell and Bamboo Flame Scarflet.
And Interlacements is releasing the following new yarns. You should be able to find these (and the patterns) online after the show.
Mamboo Bamboo, bamboo ribbon yarn
Midori, tencel fingering weight
Silk Foo Young, worsted silk blend
Irish Linen, formerly Kansas, worsted rayon blend
I'm hoping to blog daily while we are there. Palm trees, a haunted house, pajamas and lots of yarn are headed your way (vicariously). Hasta la vista … baby.