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A Drumroll for More Prizes from Elann
Wow, we're not done with the Anniversary celebration I guess, because at the bottom of the party hat, we found a few more lovely yarn pack prizes from the munificent folks at Elann:
Karin M. will be sent a yarn pack and pattern for Petal.
Diane H. will be sent a yarn pack and pattern for Little Liza Jane.
Beth G.will be sent a yarn pack and pattern for Cinquefoil in color #1, and
Suzanne P. will be sent a yarn pack and pattern for Cinquefoil in color #2.
Once again: Thanks so much to all our customers and to our generous advertisers.
Twist About: Knit Wit, Fiber Twist & Slater Mill Knitting Guild
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Anna and her peeps at
Knit Wit in Portland, Maine. It is a charming jewlery box of a shop, and we all managed to squeeze along the aisles where I hung the sweaters for a fondling session.
The most charming little sights are all over the place, like a hand knit "open" sign in the front window, and the little felted hearts on the front door. You have to find your way here if ever you are in the neighborhood.
Saturday found me in Greenfield, Masachusetts at the fifth annual Franklin Country Fiber Twist. There is a concentration of fiber talent in "the Valley" as the folks kept referring to where we were, which was made clear by the vendors and demonstrators present: Kristin Nicholas was proudly displaying her new book Color by Kristin and a freezer full of lamb from her Leyden Glen Farm 300+ flock, Barbara Parry was vending her luscious Foxfire Fiber yarn and candy bags of silk/cormo rovings, Leslie Wind made and sold glittery silver goodies like sterling orifice hooks and shawl pins all day long, the "Woollies of Shirkshire Farm" had a buffet of natural dyed Coopworth batts, Glastonbury Glassworks sold those sweet hand-blown glass sheep stitch markers, and Barbara Goodchild of Barberic Farm had some gorgeous Romney farm yarn for sale. There were many other yarn folk, as well as a whole collection of rug hookers, but I spent the day answering questions at my table loaded down with sweaters, so I had almost no time to meet anyone else.
Pardon my less than artful photo I took during setup. There was much to appreciate and photograph, but it was not my day to be the artist. I did host a Twist Collective fashion show at noon, which was both a lot of fn, and a warm up for another fashion show, this Wednesday the 30th at the
Slater Mill Knitting Guild in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. If you are able to come, please do, because this will be the last show we have scheduled for awhile, and certainly the last viewing of the sweaters in New England this calendar year. Hope to see you there!
The Envelope, Please
Here at last is our list of lucky winners from the August Anniversary contest. Winners should have already been notified, but if you think you see your name here and haven't heard from us, please check the email address that you use for PayPal to be certain. If you have questions, contact Cynthia at twistcollective dot com.
From Spirit Trail, the yarn and the pattern for Cherry Fizz: Jane M.
Sneaky as Ever: A New Pattern Arrives
Observant Twist readers had written to ask about why the Table of Contents lists Margaret Mills among the designers included in the Beauty is Whatever Gives Joy story (it's a quote from Edna St. Vincent Millay, the poet who wrote the book our model is reading in the story). Ah hah, clever knitters. You found us out. We had another pattern up our sleeves and the clue was right there in plain sight. Now here's your reward.
The Maire Riding Jacket by Margaret Mills is now ready for your consideration. A flattering length and silhouette, knit in Yarn Market's Caledon Hills Worsted in the color Heart Lake, we think it would also be stunning in a wardrobe neutral, or your own favorite color. We do hope you think it was worth the wait.
Design Process: Novak
by Claire Montgomerie,
orginally published on her blog, MontyKnits.
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