I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

California, here we come

My Interlacements Hawaii stole is fresh from blocking …

25th Street Stole

The suitcase is almost packed (around the looms, of course) …

Packing for California

And my knit purse has been lined with nifty (and fun!) pockets for shopping efficiency.

Kaleidoskope purse

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!

Interlacements ad for Stitches booklet
Ad design for Stitches Showbook

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.

Clara's Shell

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
Mamboo Bamboo, bamboo ribbon yarn

Midori, tencel fingering weight

Silk Foo Young
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.


  1. Your Hawaii stole is GORGEOUS! I am also excited about daily updates on what is going on in California.

  2. Love this! I love how your stole turned out - so fun to see it in another yarn :) Have fun in California!

  3. You lucky duck, you! :) I've always wanted to do some type of really big fiber event, but they're never quite close enough to go...I hope you have lots of fun and am glad you'll be keeping us posted.

    What a lovely job on your stole and purse...I'm sure they'll both receive lots of much deserved attention! :)

  4. Thank you everyone! I'll hopefully get some better photos of the stole on me in a future post.