All the knitting!

You guys. My ombré wall post from July was featured on Apartment Therapy last week! I can’t even tell you how much I love that blog or how crazy excited I am to see the small uptick in drop-bys. Welcome!

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The beginning of last week found me in sunny, warm San Diego for The National Needle Arts (TNNA) spring trade show, a welcome reprieve from the East coast’s polar vortex, and an inspiring gathering of so many of my favorite knitting industry people in one place. My brain is still buzzing with all the creation and creative minds. I had two knitting patterns that made their debut in our booth,

Manheim, a one skein cowl made from The Fibre Company’s Canopy Worsted, available now in the Weekenders collection:

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And Calexico, which uses The Fibre Company’s Meadow and Savannah, available mid-March ( since we’re waiting on the formal internet introduction, here’s a teaser detail shot from the booth!):

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I also got the best email in my inbox. It’s a general rule in my life that I rarely knit things for other people. It’s more work than many appreciate, and If I’m not working under deadline, I’m refilling my reserves with other crafty endeavors. However, rules made, rules broken, and I knit a hat for my girlfriend’s adorable niece out of Canopy Fingering:

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And she’s been wearing it! Which feels like no small feat when it comes to a little person who has definite opinions and no real need yet to do something just because it’s polite. She likes it! My favorite part is the pompon that’s half the size of her face:

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I finally got to steal a few minutes of daylight out of the convention center on the very last day, and I couldn’t help repurposing the public gym equipment in the nearby park for a few minutes of circus antics,  because in the week I was away, I missed a class and two rehearsals, and it’s now officially official. I’ll be rejoining Tangle Movement Arts for a new circus theatre show at the beginning of April. It feels so good to be back! A little more than a year ago, I dislocated my knee and tore my MCL, so I’ve been in the audience for the past two shows. I cannot wait to be back on the stage and up on a trapeze this time.

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So, knitting, I hope you feel like you’ve gotten a lot of love this time around, because I have a new post to share soon. I’ve started sewing! And I have a new crafty crush in a very big way.

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