Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Knitter's Dream

I had the pleasure of attending a trunk show at Another Yarn in Winchester, Massachusetts this weekend.  Despite a New England snow storm, the show was well attended.  (Nothing can keep a knitter from her wool.)  Sarah Dimond (The Plucky Knitter) was there with her gorgeous yarn.  I felt like I was meeting celebrities.  I became all shy and couldn't speak.  I don't know how I got the courage to ask if I could take a photo, but somehow I did.

(Christine and Sarah)
There were so many beautiful colors to choose from.  It was a real exercise in restraint to not get one of each.
One of my favorite designers, Cecily Glowik MacDonald (Winged Knits) was there with her books and patterns and samples.  She was really sweet and signed my copy of Weekend Hats.  She was wearing her latest design - Oakwood.  It was gorgeous. 
Thea Colman (Baby Cocktails) was there with her patterns and samples too.
(Ann Weaver and Thea)
The trunk show inspired me to pick up the needles again.
It was a knitter's dream. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Dress to Impress Project

I was recently contacted by Suz Stevenson of the lifestyle bog Well to do You. She asked if I would be willing to donate a scarf from my Etsy shop to her project Dress to Impress.  She is hoping her project will inspire and empower women who are returning to the workforce.  She'll be wearing the same LL Bean Signature Islesboro Sweater Dress each day in the month of January, but changing it up with different accessories.  She'll blog about the look each day and at the end of the month all the accessories will be donated to Dress for Success® Southern Maine, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Of course I said YES.  I wanted to share the link to the project with you.  
It looks like a fun project to follow. There are only a few scarves left in the shop, but I'll be adding more over the next week.

Sharing with Chatty Chics and Southern Product Queen.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you! 

I wanted to tell you about my new project for 2012. I started a new blog dedicated to decorating our home on Blue Hill Bay in Maine. You can read more about it here.
(I will still continue to blog about knitting on Lucky Knitter.)

Wishing you all peace and joy in the New Year!