The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 71 : The Sweater Curse

Episode 71

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This is my yarn bowl posing with my skeins of Spincycle Dyed in the Wool yarn.

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Thank you for listening! :)


Today's Swatching

You may remember me mentioning this gorgeous yarn I found at Stitches West this past February. This is Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool and its AMAZING.

It has the look of a handspun, but is actually a lovely commercially spun yarn with gradient color changes. 
It is extremely addicting to work with.

Today I have been playing around with this gorgeous yarn for a new leafy design for Botanical Knits 2.

I just want to keep knitting and knitting to see what color is coming next.


Sometimes I Go Places...

With my baby boy getting older, I am now starting to think more seriously about traveling for book signings.
I was honored when one of my stockists, A Yarn Less Raveled, invited me for a Botanical Knits book signing and event in Danville, California. A town right outside of San Francisco.

When I walked into the store, I was overwhelmed by the kindness and support from the store owner, staff and customers. The entire shop was decorated for the event with signage, beautiful displays, and even themed refreshments. I just loved the little details like the autumn leaf cookies and the little knitted leaves scattered about the tables. The shop staff and customers even knitted several items from the book for display in anticipation for the event.

The event itself was a huge success. I met so many wonderful knitters who were so genuinely excited about the collection and my patterns.

I especially enjoyed seeing these ladies again. They refer to themselves as my "#1 fans" and are amazingly enthusiastic.

I really received a VIP experience from this wonderful shop. I couldn't have had a better time. They made me feel so welcome and so special

 I hope to visit this friendly shop again next time I am in the area and I hope you will too.