We recently returned from The National Needlearts Association's summer trade show in Ohio, where shop owners got a chance to learn about our new products for fall. The trip to Columbus was a blur of enthusiastic people, excellent food, and exciting yarns, and we had a wonderful time sharing the new fall yarns and pattern booklets. For this… Continue reading TNNA Recap
Read on to hear some behind the scenes scoop from the authors of New England Knits, Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. CR: Hey ladies! Why don't we start by explaining how you know each other? We first met many years ago through mutual friends, but because we lived in different places, we lost touch. When… Continue reading New England Knits!
June has been exactly like a summer storm. A bit scary, very unpredictable, fast-moving, and at times refreshing and beautiful. It has been an exhausting but inspiring month... Norah and I spent the first half of the month consumed by TNNA! If you weren't following our updates on Twitter you can see a wonderful recap… Continue reading Whirlwind June…
So, as many of you in the Northeast know, Rhinebeck was this past weekend! We're still recovering from the rush of spring photography and I almost bailed for some much needed rest, but when I woke to a gorgeous fall Saturday, I grabbed my keys and my knitwear and I hit the road! I didn't… Continue reading Rhinebeck Road Trip!!
"Just as the bird’s wing evolved to fly, the human hand evolved to manipulate. An idle hand is not a happy hand. We really need to use our hands; they’re not happy if they’re not doing something." [Barbara G. Walker] The quote above captures my impression of Sock Summit 2009 pretty accurately! I'm very familiar… Continue reading Sock Summit INDEED.
What can I say that hasn't already been said all over the Interweb? I was Tweeting our trip, you can catch up at our Twitter page. It was a whirlwind! It was my second time attending the The National Needle Arts trade show and I felt a lot more comfortable with my new perch. The… Continue reading TNNA Columbus Videos + More
I made my Tilted Duster out of this yarn and it was such a pleasure to work with, light and quick knitting. It's also a joy to wear, a very wooly wool that is amazingly soft, especially after a nice soak. Sadly, there have been many Peruvia projects that have been languishing in my mental… Continue reading Peruvia…
It's time, once again, to showcase you fantastic knitters out there - our customers. Here are five sweaters designed by me and interpreted by Ravelers to fit their individual tastes and needs. KallieKY's assemblage is knit in Inca Gold. The pattern calls for Pure Merino dk , but as you can clearly see Inca Gold works… Continue reading Ravelers Rock
Hi again, just a quick addendum to the Vest-uary post. I completely spaced out on a very cute vest pattern! It's the Ribby-Yo Vest by Cathy Carron. Knit in Peruvia Quick, it's available now in the Spring 2009 issue of Knitscene, one of my favorite knitting publications... This vest was featured in a… Continue reading One more!
Norah, Warren and I headed West to attend The National Needlearts Association trade show in San Diego, CA. I'm used to trade shows being in sort of isolated areas but the location here was fabulous. It was breezy and sunny the whole time we were there and we enjoyed some distinctly California moments. Here are… Continue reading Berroco Design Team at Large, part deux