Trunk Show

Zigzagstitch Trunk Show

I’m taking this show on the road! No really, I’m headed to Buffalo next week to 1) visit my family and 2) have a trunk show and book signing at The Embraceable Ewe in Hamburg. If you’re close, you should totally come. It’s a potluck, too! Bring something if you can. More info here, from my recent newsletter.

What: Trunk Show! Book Signing! Potluck! At a yarn store!
Where: Embraceable Ewe Yarn Shop in Hamburg, NY
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 6-9 pm

Call the shop or email me if you have any questions!

You may not recognize some of the items in that picture up there. It’s because they’re new patterns! I’m going to debut them at the trunk show, and they’ll be available next week! It’s an eBook!

What else is new? This shawl, for one, which came off the pins last night and was blocked this morning.

Thalia Shawl by Kirsten Kapur

Thalia Shawl by Kirsten Kapur

Pattern: Thalia Shawl, from The Three Graces by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Nature Spun Sport
On Ravelry

When I finish this blog post, I am going to wind yarn to knit another one of the graces, Euphrosyne. And given the next picture, you could assume I might have a shawl problem. More specifically, I have a Through the Loops shawl problem. I am not ashamed.

Mystery Shawl

Kirsten is doing a mystery shawl! And knitting shawls in summer just feels good, amiright?
There is more to blog about, but yarn needs winding. You’ll hear from me again soon.

 

Sand and Snow

This weekend we visited Grandma and Grandpa at the beach. With the sun out it was warm enough to grab the chairs and the sand toys and head to the sand. Our favorite beach is Huntington Beach State Park. It was empty when we arrived, but as the day warmed, more and more people slowly trickled down. At first it was just people walking or walking their dogs. But as the sun got higher more families came out to play like we were doing. I can’t believe these pictures are from Saturday! Feels so long ago already.

Look closely at this first one. Grandpa made Maggie into a mermaid and it was The Best.

Murrells Inlet

Grandma was the best bucket flipper.

Murrells Inlet

Maggie played and played. She loves the beach.

Murrells Inlet

Grandpa was the best paddle-baller (sorry, Grandma!).

Murrells Inlet

But Jerry’s getting better and better.

Murrells Inlet

Warm enough to be barefoot, but cold enough to cover up with the blanket. My Mom and I both had jeans and fleeces on!

Murrells Inlet

So that was Saturday, four hours east of here. We came home Sunday and on Sunday night it snowed! Even just a little bit of snow here usually means school is cancelled! And it was, yay! We went out bright and early on Monday morning because I knew it wouldn’t last very long. I took lots of pictures.

And you know why I took so many pictures (other than avoiding snow balls by having a camera around my neck)? Well, if you’re a knitter you know. These are the days I live for. Children begging for more wool to put on before they go out? Warms my heart. I love how the snow got stuck all over them. LOVE.

Winter Snow

Jerry’s wearing this seamless EZ sweater, knit nearly three years ago.  The sleeves were really long on him then, but that was easy enough to deal with. The fact is, he never wore it. Not even once.  But I asked him to try it on recently and was surprised to find that it fit! It’s not quite wide enough for him since he prefers his shirts loose, but I think it looks awesome. I like a slim fitting sweater on a boy.

Snow Day

Snow Day

The mittens all caked in snow?!?!?! And no complaints of cold fingers!?!?!?! WOOL!

Snow Day

Snow Day

They sled down the hill in the backyard. Straight at the chicken coop. There was clucking.

Snow Day

Snow Day

Snow Day

Oh my gosh. This kills me, the way the snow is caked on her bum.

Snow Day

Maggie was master of the sled. It was hilarious.

Snow Day

Snow Day

Eventually they did get cold. Jerry was on his way inside about five milliseconds after this picture.

Snow Day

But what fun we had! In the sand and in the snow.

What they Wore
(all links to Ravelry)

Jerry: sweater, scarf, mittens, hat
Maggie: sweater, scarf, mittens, hat (and a classic sweater underneath that also fits her better now than when I knit it)

They both had on their SmartWool socks from Santa at Christmas.

 

I know a Shaman.

Two weeks ago, Mallory helped me model a new hat, and I blogged about it the other day. Last week, she modeled some things for her mom, Cindy, and although it was cold, we got some great pictures.

Cindy Colbert Heart Center Shawl

Cindy Colbert Heart Center Shawl

Cindy Colbert Heart Center Shawl

Cindy Colbert Heart Center Shawl

Cindy Colbert Heart Center Shawl

This shawl is called the Heart Center Shawl. It’s a really simple triangular shawl constructed from the top down. The sample shows some very fancy yarn, but it could be knit in plain yarn as well. My favorite thing about this pattern is Cindy’s pattern description.

Our heart contains the original instructions for our life. When we live in our heart and allow our heart to control our life, life responds with love, peace and joy. When we live in our heart, we become interconnected to all life everywhere; and this brings unity and balance. This beautiful Heart Center Shawl is a reminder to Live Centered in Your Heart.

Can you tell that Cindy is a shaman? I read that pattern description and wanted to cast on immediately. I haven’t yet, but maybe today I will.

The other pattern we photographed is Cindy’s Cowl Combo! pattern.

Cowl Combo by Cindy Colbert

Cowl Combo by Cindy Colbert

Cowl Combo by Cindy Colbert

Cowl Combo by Cindy Colbert

It’s a pretty good working relationship Cindy and I have. I help her with photos and layout for her patterns, and in return I get to have a shaman for a friend. I could not imagine a better arrangement.

More info on Ravelry about both patterns:
Heart Center Shawl
Cowl Combo!