Meriwether came in today with her finished Obama sweater:
Maybe a month ago, I helped her pick colors of Cascade 220 Superwash and ShibuiKnits Worsted Merino that matched one of his political posters. How awesome is that? Senator Obama’s face is done entirely with intarsia in FIVE colors!
Okay, so it’s awesome in a slightly crazy way. But we can get behind the slightly crazy here. If you’d like more information on how she knit it, you can check her ravelry notebook (she’s promised to update it) or see her YouTube video: Obama knitter girl.
(And, seriously, if any of our readers are working on a McCain sweater (or hat, whatever), we’d be glad to feature it – Knit Purl is nonpartisan.)
Moving on to less inflammatory topics, we were visited by baby Kandyce last Thursday for our weekly Sip ‘n’ Stitch:
At 2 months and almost 10 lbs, she got passed around by Mommy’s coworkers a lot. She also was very patient with 3M, who had never held a baby before. I wish I could have gotten a picture of her eyebrows – they are so expressive! Just adorable.
I would plotz more over her cuteness, but I just looked at the clock and time is running short. We just receive an update from Farrah, who is knitting us a sample Icarus Shawl in Isager’s laceweight wool:
Aside from us lacking some serious lace samples, we’re also putting together a Miriam Felton display, for those of you who might be interested in her upcoming workshops but are still wary of the lace. It’s gonna be awesome. I’m hoping we (Farrah and I) get our respective shawls done in time for Miriam’s visit.
And, finally, we just received our first shipment of Happiest Girl sock yarn:
Dyed by Happiest Girl Dyeworks, in Portland, these are fantastic colors that you won’t forget in a hurry. And, very especially, we have 4 (oops, now 3!) skeins of Halloween sock yarn, named Icabod. Grab it while you can.
That’s it for now. I have some loooovely silk lace yarn for you on Thursday. And a swatch, too. It’ll be nummy. Until then, happy knitting or crocheting!