All packed up with someplace to go!
So, I’m changing up my usual order of procrastination this week getting ready for Vogue Knitting Live. Both the RedGate big red truck and the Solitude green truck are packed up with yarn, roving, tents, lights (yeah!), the pattern box (which needed to be fed-x’ed to us at Stitches East since I left it on the table), and all the assorted stuff to put together a booth. That is thanks in great part to Sue and Bill who did most the work while I was printing stuff…and now I just need to do about five other things like stamp bags, organize all the paperwork stuff (and where is that NY sales tax number?), pack clothes, charge everything and maybe even take a bath…but even though it feels like I’m a little less crazy than usual, I haven’t done an email to you all. There is always something I can be behind on.
We will be in booths 2114 and 2116 on the second floor of the marketplace. It is the same spot we were in last year. The highlights in my mind are: 1. new colors of the Targhee 3 ply yarn including some handpainted skeins that are the first with our new 4 yd skein winder. I think it is going to open up some new creative dyeing possibilities. 2. We have three new samples to help show off our yarns courtesy of Chris Rose, a long time DC customer. (2.1) One is “Daybreak” designed by Stephen West and knit with two colors of the Targhee yarn (pattern available on Ravelry).
(2.2) The second is a free pattern on Ravelry, Ruffled scarf- Ullas-Schal by Margareite Dolff in our Shropshire double twist yarn. and here is Chris modeling it
(2.3) And last, but not least, is a pattern from Nancy Marchant from her book Knitting Brioche, “Laars Manchetten” which is Dutch for boot cuff. These are knit using the Brioche stitch which is double sided and therefore reversible. The yarn is our Border Leicester sport weight yarn. I love them.
Since we have two spaces this year we can bring more yarn…so hope you are also going to be a VKL and can come see us!!
And to finish off, wanted to share some photos from yesterday morning when we had snow on the ground and fog. It was a bit mystical, and so unexpected after our spring like weather for the market last Sunday.