It has not photos…go ahead, ask me what happened to my camera. Well….over the weekend I went to the Montgomery County Fair to watch the Demolition Derby with some “scooter friends.” Yes, I have friends who are classified as “scooter.” Why? Because once upon a time, I was as obsessed with riding vintage vespas as I am now obsessed with yarn. So anyway, went to the fair and took lots of photos of animals, like a sheep with five legs and cute bunnies. You know, things that would make a great blog post. Then I promptly left my camera in my friend’s car. She lives in Silver Spring. This is a problem. Silver Spring is in MD, for those from VA who also don’t know where Maryland is…I plan to meet her on Friday to get the new shop mascot (more on that soon) and to also pick up my camera. Until then, you may get ugly iphone photos this week. It is sad really, to not have my camera.
I continue to try to finish the paprika colored Connie Chang Chinchio sweater (Metro from Twist Collective.) I desperately want to start the Austin Hoodie but won’t let myself even swatch for it until I have finished this other sweater. I just discovered that I knit the entire sweater on US#7s instead of #8s, as it calls for. I believe that my swatch was also done on the wrong needles, so it should fit just fine, since my gauge was right on my swatch. I made this discovery after I finished a sleeve on #8s, so my sleeves are on a different needle size. I think that my knitting is trying to make me crazy.
Lets focus again on the awesome sweater that I am going to start after the Metro disaster is done…with its large sleeves. So many folks came in and grabbed up the Tosh Merino Light last week for their own Austin hoodies or other cardigans, so I propose that we have a bit of a Connie-a-long. What other Connie designs are folks hoping to get done this fall? Shall we start them all in September? How are the Pi Shawls coming along?
In other news, have you heard about Brave New Knits?! We have a book signing in September (23rd, 6-8 pm). the book has the most amazing collection of designers I have ever seen in one book. It focuses on designers made famous by their blog presence, and Connie is one of the designers in the book, along with Jared Flood, Kirsten Kapur and many many others. You can call the shop to reserve a book for the signing.