WHEW! That's the sound of me (and Soho Publishing) breathing a huge sigh of relief!
On Wednesday I was supposed to receive a trunk show from Soho (publishers of Vogue Knitting) that included all of the even-numbered garments from the Fall 2009 Vogue Knitting.
I received a box. That was leaking soil. (Yes, soil.)
I opened the box (in front of my FedEx guy, thank goodness). Inside was this:
No sweaters. No paperwork. Nothing even resembling a passing whif of knitwear. Just seedlings - lots and lots of seedlings. Four flats worth of 1cm(square) cells of Primrose seedlings. And lots and lots of dirt. (Can you imagine now how I might have started to feel kind of sick?)
Phone calls were made, weird, bizarre circumstances were imagined, the worse was expected. The worse being, of course, that all the sweaters/pieces (HALF THE ISSUE!) had been stolen somehow during its overnight trip from the Soho offices in NY to my door in OR.
And wouldn't you know it? In the course of 24 hours FedEx tracked down the lost and lonesome and boxless sweaters, and this morning, merely 48 hours later, they arrived.
And now we are enjoying these lovely pieces through next Tuesday (more literally, in the above picture I am enjoying #30, Loose Fitting Cardigan). Stop on by and say Hello, and try on a sweater or two. While the trunk show is here receive 10% of your purchase of the supplies to knit a project in the Fall Vogue or Holiday Knit Simple.
After all, they went through quite a lot to come see us!
It's not too late to grab one of the last few spots in purlaway's October workshop with Terri Shea! Come on over to scenic Hood River and join a great group for 2 days of mitten makin', featuring Ms Shea, the author of Selbuvotter, Biography of a Knitting Tradition. If for no other reason than the amazing swag bags purlaway puts together (hint, hint: check out the Partners page...).
This is a new sample in the shop to spotlight a oft-overlooked but fantastic yarn: Nashua Natural Focus Ecologie Wool. This thick-n-thin yarn is all naturally dyed, and is named for its dyes with shades such as Indigo, Brazil Wood, and Acacia. The yarn has a subtle variegation, making for great-looking depth and texture in plainly knit fabric.
Size: 36" finished chest (I'm a 37" and wearing it not closed in the front, as intended)
This was a quick knit, in mostly garter stitch. The construction is way cool - two halves with mitered corners in front and back, sewn together up the center back. There are small sections of stockinette stitch around each sleeve, which is a nice touch.
The mitered lines meet in the back in a "V" (hence the name of the pattern), which is very flattering (my pictures, with glaring flash, don't show this very well). Overall a quick and satisfying knit - let's hope you all think so, too!