Thanks to eveyone who came yesterday to meet Julie Turjoman and to see the Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere trunk show! It’s great to see the designs from a book in person. I think a lot of us have some new projects in our queue!
My favorite remains the Global Cable Coat by Jennifer Hagan. I want to remove the shaping, shorten it, add a button band, and have one for myself. As it is, however, it’s a gorgeous blend of traditional cabling and modern design. I love it.
I was happy to see local author, designer, yarn dyer, knitter, and friend Carol Sulcoski yesterday. She and Julie knew each online but met for the first time yesterday.
Carol brought a bag of fresh new Black Bunny Fibers yarn, including two new base yarns. The first new yarn, called Fido, is a a blend of 50% merino, 30% samoyed fiber, and 20% silk. Yes, samoyed as in the dog! You won’t believe how soft it is.
The second new base yarn is called Plump. It’s a blend of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon with approximately 400 yards in each 100 gram hank. Plump is soft and has a beautiful twist similar to the popular Superwash Merino Classic. As always, Black Bunny Fibers yarn goes fast, so come sooner rather than later to see it.
There were two other sweaters that really caught my eye. This is Silke Jacket by Knitgrrl Shannon Okey. Again, Shannon did a beautiful job of using traditional elements to create a modern garment. Just great!
And third, Stefanie Japel‘s stunning (It Comes In) Waves Pullover. Stefanie proves again and again that there are no limits to top-down knitting.
Julie did a super job of filling Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere with a range of projects. There are pullovers, cardigans, hats, scarves, cowls, hand warmers. You’ll find lots of holiday gift ideas for family, friends and – of course – yourself!
Thanks again for coming in yesterday, and thank you Julie for visiting us!