It’s almost fall. We’re almost there! I love fall – cinnamon, apples, fallen leaves, the slight chill, plaid shirts (which apparently is “in” this fall”) and more apples. I might have already put out fall decorations and stocked up on cinnamon as I gear up for a busy September.
New Bag I ordered (another) custom bag from The Silver Shed on Etsy. The proprietress Ann is always so great to work with and this time was no exception. I found this Supernatural (as in the tv show) themed fabric on Spoonflower and was dying to have it as a bag. So, I reached out to Ann, ordered and shipped her the fabric and POOF she made me a bag. One of the things I love about her shop is the ability to customize the bag by adding different types of exterior and interior pockets. I love the big clear vinyl pocket on the outside for storing my pattern. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Upcoming Design I’m wrapping up a cozy autumn/winter shawl that has mesh and a slipped stitch texture designed to show off highly variegated yarns. It should go out to test knitters by the end of the month – if you’re interested in test knitting please shoot me an email or/ message me on Ravelry. Test knitters get a free copy of this pattern PLUS a free copy of any other of my patterns of their choice.
- September 16 – I will be at Nomad Yarns in Plainfield, Indiana during their Santa Knits in September event for the debut of my new pattern with Malabrigo. You can choose from a selection of Malabrigo yarns and get a free copy of the pattern.
- September 17 – I will be in Yellow Springs, Ohio for The Wool Gathering fiber festival. This event does not offer classes/workshops so I will NOT be teaching there.
- September 23 – I will be at Montrose Farms Alpaca Ranch in Brownsburg, Indiana to demo spinning alpaca during their annual open house event. There will also be a fiber processing demonstration, alpaca photo booth and all the cute farm animals.
Upcoming Blog Posts I’ve been thinking a lot about fixed versus interchangeable knitting needles, how to organize my needles, books I read last month, squeezing in a little yarn dyeing and some fun fall recipes. Is there anything in particular you’d like to hear about?