Saturday, June 13, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Worldwide Knit in Public Day is tomorrow. I am so excited.
If you are in New York City, you must check out Knitty City's event in Bryant Park. It starts at 2:30 PM. They set up tables and chairs for knitters right near the Bryant Park Grill.
In conjunction with Worldwide Knit in Public Day, I have these beauties to show you.
I have decided to open my Etsy shop again, and these have been a clear best seller. I have even had inquiries before the shop opened for custom orders. Of course, I made the markers and shipped them immediately.
My customer is totally happy with her purchase. I love making people happy...especially other knitters.
The Etsy shop can be found at Mekamika.etsy.com. Check it out!
Here is a pic of the business card that I designed for the shop. My main focus is embellishing knitting with pretty Swarovski crystals. A little sparkle will just make the knitting project that much more enjoyable.
As far as knitting goes, I have tons of socks to complete. But, of course I am thinking of starting a new one, or a shawl. Here are the yarn choices.
I have had that pattern queued for years, and I think I finally found a yarn that would give it some life.
The other pattern I have in mind is Swedish Spring by Maria Montzka. Here is a pic of her wearing it (from the Ravelry pattern page).
It was brought to my attention on the Yarngasm Podcast. Kristin of Voolenvineyarns.com is knitting one of her shawls. I have subsequently began listening to Maria's Podcast Stitched in Sweden. Around the same time I discovered the podcast, I bought a skein of Voolenvine's Stellar Banshee. I love the pink/purple flecks and that touch of almost neon yellow. Yet, I think it's subtle enough that you will still be able to see the shawl pattern.
So, what do I pick first?
Socks or a Shawl. I'm casting on tomorrow.