A promise kept.

I’m so proud of us – managing to blog on a day like today (in the midst of Sock Summit preparations, launching a new website and general day-to-day chaos) as promised. First, we have a lovely FO, knit by Leslie:

Amber vest

The “Amber” Vest from Amimono. Made with two strands of Isager Wool 1 and two strands of Alpaca 2 held together:

Cabled landscape

And knit on size 11 needles. It looks amazing when modeled (hint, hint, my coworkers!) in a very rustic Bohemian sort of way. Helga Isager has the most funky and earthy styling. Maybe someday, if we’re lucky, we’ll catch Leslie wearing it and I’ll snap off a “live” shot.

Next, we have some silliness beauty to share. Katie (also known as nonsie) brought in the Summer Shawl she’s working on:


And decided to pretend to be a mermaid. ‘Kay. I missed this one, so I have no explanation. Moving on…

We’ve had several customers call about our ad in this issue of Interweave Knits (now available, btw), wanting to know what the yarn is – and what color. The yarn is ShibuiKnits Sock in their new-ish color Zinnia. Which is, err, out of stock – so… sorry!

Next on the list of updates, we received a HUJE shipment from Fleece Artist:

Three boxes of Fleece Artist

That included a new yarn (Silk Bamboo), several new colors of Great Big Sea and Sea Silk, as well as favorites that were backordered until, well, yesterday! So, if you’re in need of some lovely Canadian hand-dyed goodies, we’ve got ’em. And be sure to check your inbox for a Newsletter on Friday that will have a special offer and information on the new yarn line and colors.

And last, but not least, you’re invited to our upcoming Portland Designers Showcase:

Portland Designers Showcase

See the original (full-sized) version here.

This Friday night, one of our Sock Summit Special Events, we’ll be hosting a collection of designers not to be found elsewhere; including, but not limited to:

  • Leigh Radford
  • Kristin Spurkland
  • Chrissy Gardiner
  • Marnie MacLean
  • Star Athena
  • Judy Becker
  • Lee Meredith
  • Larissa Brown
  • Sarah Pope
  • and more!

The event in free. Take this rare opportunity to socialize with many of the designers who have appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective and Knitty over the years. We’ll hope to see you here!

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August 04, 2009 by Sara M
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