Thursday, July 28, 2011

So Busy!

Between the 2 upcoming designs that will be published in September and the 1 upcoming design in Twist Collective... I have my hands full, but not much to show for it.  Very soon indeed you'll be able to see what my hands have been busy making.

I think, though, that after this final sample is knitted, I will focus on fonts and self-publishing for the rest of the year.  Phew.  Knitting for publication can be exhausting!

Sneak Peek photos to follow...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I won a giveaway!

Hard to believe it, but I actually won one of those great Friday giveaways from Juniper Moon Farm's Blog.  Super exciting times I tell you.

I won a Dipped Infinity Scarf Kit (design by Laura Chau) sponsored by Dirty Water Dyeworks!  Yay! The kit included a bunch of mini-skeins of Julia, a really squishy and easy-to-knit blend of  Superwash Merino and Tencel.  I'm knitting this project as my "in-between" project.  I've got a few designs due by the end of the month and my fingers are workin' workin'.
Look out for the upcoming Twist Collective Issue... tee hee.

The pretty yarn:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19th, Typodarium Font of the Day!

For those of you typophilic enough to have the Typodarium calendar, my font "Fiddleshticks" was today's date!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Montreal - Mouliné and More

Just to fill in the last gap of my yarn-travels...
After visiting the Southwest, we headed Northeast over to Montreal.  It was still warm, though, just a lot more humid.  There, I was able to visit Mouliné, a really lovely yarn shop near a string of cute cafes and across the street from an antique shop with a great collection of vintage magazines!

This shop was tended by a very knowledgeable shop owner who noted yarns that were discontinued and/or unavailable for re-stocking when I mentioned that I was looking for yarn for an upcoming design.  Here are a couple of shop photos:

Mouliné entrance

I realized that Montreal had a lot of fiber-arts going on when the listing on Ravelry for local yarn shops was filled with over 15 entries.  Yep, evidence in yarn-bombing is a pretty good indicator.

But the ultimate sign that Montreal was A-okay with knitting was this... 

Microbrewery: Du Lac St.Jean's Tante Tricotante
That's right: beer.  When there's a beer with a knitting-theme you can sigh a breathe of relief.  You are welcome here.