Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mixed Bag

This Kute Kid Story will give you a sense of where my head's at this week:

Child criticizes mother's grammar.
Exasperated Mother: I don't feel like being constantly corrected by a five-year-old!
Child: Five-and-a-half.

It's a crazy time chez Go Knit In Your Hat. The last book deadline is July 31st, and I've got a sweater -- at 7 sts to the inch -- to finish, and some text to write, and some patterns to draft. (Stop snickering.) The first photo shoot is August 1st through 3rd, which is extremely exciting.

Also exciting is the fact that Reynolds has commissioned me to do two sweater patterns and a sock pattern for their Spring '08 collection. So get yer asses to thy local knitting shop and buy some Reynolds yarn... Soft Sea Wool anyone? Whiskey? Revue? And I'm sure there are some new yarns coming soon for fall from our friends in Montreal, which I shall endeavour to tell you about if my sources come through with preview info. (V.? M.?)

In the meantime, the kids are all at day camp this week (N. and G. are at a morning art camp learning about... cubism. Do you believe it? I'm sure I was 35 before I understood cubism.) and I'm frantically preparing a Black Bunny Fibers update for this Friday. Sock yarn, one straggler of alpaca/silk laceweight, and some rovings. I'm still waiting for some more silk and some wool/silk blend (like Liz's Clapotis) to arrive.

And if you haven't heard about FibreFest North (is there a FibreFest South?) check it out. A weekend of fiber stuff -- knitting, spinning, maybe even some crochet? -- in lovely Ontario. I'm going, along with Mar and Fredda (we have a jacuzzi in our room -- rare and handy indeed) and I hope to see at least a few of you there.

Last but not least, it's Socksational July at Rosie's Yarn Cellar. Word on the street is that a fresh batch of Lorna's Laces has arrived (mmm!) and I'm sending Tom, a.k.a. Errand Boy in tomorrow with some BBF superwash merino and merino/silk. Courtney says there are also some great sales on top quality sock yarn to make room for fall (like Trekking, one of my faves), so stop by or call the shop. Maybe Courtney will entice Tom into bringing home some Lorna's Laces for me to knit -- I owe the poor man a pair of socks (or twelve).

9 comments:

mindy said...

ack- much craziness!

FibreFest North sounds wonderful! We shall expect a full report.

Congrats on the Reynolds thing- we can all say we knew her when...

And a new update Friday- yippee!

mindy said...

and does he know you call him Errand Boy?

Carol said...

Sounds like something my 3 yr old would say. Oops. I stand corrected. 4 yrs old in a week's time. You're welcome to stop in Boston on your way north!

Janice in GA said...

Heh, we definitely need a FibreFest South. Except we'd spell it FiberFest. :)

Theresa said...

Hi Carol! Just wanted to let you know that I'm not just hoarding BBF yarn. The proof. :)

Carol said...

You don't have a lot on your plate, do you?! And ya gotta love the literalness of 5 and a half year olds....

Carol said...

There is not a FibreFest South and if there were, it probably would be north of me. Lucky for me, I have a PC a debit card! Looking forward to all these future events and fibers! My kids have stopped correcting me, they just roll their eyes now.

Marilyn said...

Last one in the Jacuzzi is a moth-eaten skein.

Congrats on the Reynolds gig! Now, can I call you the Polish Diva?

We could do a FibreFest South. Maybe call it the PhillyCheeseSteak AllStar Knitting Retreat?

Lisa said...

Yeah for Errand Boy! I arrived at Rosie's just after he left and scored the "Saucy"! So sweet the victory, since I never seem to catch the updates on Etsy.