Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Trunk Shows & shop news

If you happen to be out and about this holiday weekend, there are at least two trunk shows in the area. Inside the Perimeter, Needle Nook has a Jojoland trunk show. Remember the pretty swirl shawl? That and more await your perusal. Outside the Perimeter, The Whole Nine Yarns has an Interweave Holiday Knits trunk show. This show features those quick gift knits that we love (and need NOW) from a great once-a-year issue.

Three merchants had tables at our November meeting. Needle Nook brought Malabrigo sock yarn (see photo above) and the new Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines book. Malabrigo sock yarn is likely to make very soft and nicely warm socks. Just beware if you gift-knit it -- you may have to beat off friends and relatives begging for more.

Sassafras Creations brought a nice supply of her fabulous knitting jewelry. Be aware that Nancy will not be at the December meeting. So, if you missed your opportunity to load up on some great knitting-related gifts and stocking stuffers, you're going to have to follow the link to the etsy store.

Only Ewe and Cotton Too brought their usual haul of goodies. Of special note is the lace that Elyse is modeling. (And doesn't she look fabulous with the hat?) The lace is worked with large yarn (worsted or larger). Interestingly, this actually works! If you are thinking about trying out lace, this is a great way to learn without attempting to knit with spider webs!

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