Monday, July 25, 2011

Sock Summit Festivities

Are you ready to par-tay?! I'm so excited about Sock Summit! I wanted to post some happenings in my booth, I hope you're able to stop by booth #725 and join the fun.

On Friday, from 12-1 Carrie, IrishGirlieKnits, will be signing patterns and having a good time. She'll have copies of her pattern Honey Badger, and I'll have loads of her patterns in stock. Not to mention the perfect yarn to cast on!
a not perfect picture, but this is Summer Winds in Peacock.
On Saturday, from 12-1, I'll be hosting Michele, PDXKnitterati! Michele created a beautiful pattern, Zen Rain, and I dyed up the yarn. Buy the yarn and pattern together and save. At 12:30 we'll have a photo op for all of you who have finished your Zen Rain. I hope you can stop by!
I am just so excited! This is probably the last post, I have some dresses to make, yarn to label, and house to clean. I'll see you at Sock Summit!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cypress Hollow Yarn

I know I've told you about this yarn before but I'm going to gush again. Yes, it might have something to do with rereading the first book. I might have lost count on how many times I've read it. I was telling a friend about my book crush and she asked me why I kept picking up the book. Here's what I think: my life is a little on the full side. I don't want to say stress because that sounds negative, but there's a little stress involved in the fullness!

Rachael's created a wonderful little town for me to escape too. And the people there love my passion (fiber arts) like I do! They get me. My little boys don't always get that I want to knit, understandably, but Cypress Hollow folks do.
So after I reread How To Knit A Love Song, I went out to do some prep for Sock Summit. I needed to get all my Cypress Hollow Yarn ready. It was awesome twisting up the skeins that go with all my favorite book people.
I am beyond excited to read the next book, out in October I think. I can't wait to meet new friends and see how they're all connected. I'll end the gush now! I'll be back in a day or two with a Sock Summit schedule, pencil me in!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Meet Up

Holy Guacamole! It's almost Sock Summit time!! There's about a week left before people start arriving and the booth gets set up. There's been lots going on behind the curtain! I can't even remember where we left off. Let's just start with a meet up at Sock Summit!

I'll be hosting Carrie, from IrishGirlieKnits, in my booth on Friday from 12-1! There will be some copies of Honey Badger available and most of her patterns for sale in my booth all weekend. If you haven't had a chance to meet Carrie stop by, she is nicer than nice! There's talk of m&m's, and you know how I like treats!

There's talk of a Zen Rain Shawl meet up on Saturday. If you're a fan, knit one, or want to hang out with Michele in my booth start chanting Zen Rain in the comments! I'm thinking Saturday from 12-1 if there's an interest.

Speaking of patterns, I'm going to have some fabulous ones available! PDXKnitterati, IrishGirlieKnits, The Stitches of My Life Designs, and Steppingstone Fiber Creations. Wow! So much inspiration!!
I'm also debuting my new color line, Cascadia. Cascadia has been dreamt up from travels around Oregon. I'm so excited to share them! I snapped a quick picture of three of them, but I'll list all the names just for fun. Portlandia, Put A Bird On It, Tree Hugger, Nehalem Bay, Rose City, Snapped Dragon, Umpqua Valley. You might recognize a few of the names, but I changed them up a little for Sock Summit. Also, these will all be on a new yarn. A three ply super wash merino, and boy howdy is it soft! Each skein is 100 grams, 490 yards. I'm casting on a sock for a sample and can't wait!

That's what I got for now, I have 9 more skeins to rewind and I'm done! I'm hoping I can squeeze in another post before Sock Summit with all the last minute details.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I want to apologize now for being a little distant this month. My yarn arrives today (hopefully) or tomorrow to dye up for Sock Summit. That is in less than 20 days. YIKES!!! I'm not too freaked out about it but I know I'm going to be short on time with the boys home and trying to get new colors on new yarn.

Also not helping the distractions? Tour de Fleece. I've spun a lot since July 2nd! I have two cakes that need to be plied and I'm almost done with a giant 8 oz bump. I've realized in stash diving that my taste has changed since I've started spinning. I want to take pictures of the stash and put in up on Ravelry to trade/sell. The problem with stashing sometimes, outgrowing personal taste. Definitely makes me want to use up what I have now while I still like it!

Yet another distraction? Sewing!! My neighbor, the one who sewed that cute little bag for me, has been busy sewing and tricking me into joining her! I traced a pattern out last night and I'm hoping to cut it out today. I'm also going to get a couple of yards of fabric to make the boys a tent for the back yard. e will be in heaven!

I did get all my lace repeats done on Marrowstone. I need to pick up all my stitches and get to work. How are you doing on Marrowstone? What's keeping you busy/distracted this July?

ohoh!! One last thing. I dyed up July's shipment for the CSY/F. Still time to join for July/Aug/Sept. People, this month is beautiful!!!