I didn't mean to rhyme the name, but Samara was just perfect for this adorable spring vest. Everything Joan designs for us is adorable. Samara first debuted iSWTC Vespera.If you haven't had a chance to play with Vespera, please check it out. This is a fabulous hand dyed wool from Uruguay.The quality and the colors are outstanding.
Today, Ive been plotting my strategy for TNNA and found my way to Moo.com. I love this company! Annie L. was showing these off at last years show. For designers, there is no better business card than Moo cards. These adorable, photo cards have several of your own photos in each pack of business cards. You can show off several products with one card order! The quality is so good that these cards become the product marketing pieces instead of merely a way to share your email address. From Mini Moo's to folded cards, the creative possibilities are endless. Make sure to check out the Moo stickers too. I'm still playing with ideas for those.
Juliet showcases SWTC Tranquility. This top is super flattering for any figure and knit in tranquility, pretty easy on the budget. This was designed by my favorite Aussie lady, Melissa Deutsh Scott. This pattern is available on Ravelry or Patternfish or here.
This beauty was designed by Shirley MacNulty in SWTC Terra. Look for the newest edition of Creative Knitting to get this great pattern and find SWTC Terra at your favorite LYS. New colors are on their way for Terra. Its be the perfect summer yarn -a blend of Bamboo and Cotton.
One of my favorite Stitches West moments every year is attending the student banquet. Here, I get to see what knitters are really making. This year, I was honored to meet Tommie Tank who hit the runway with this breath taking doilly knit in SWTC INFINITY. The gorgeous lace piece is about 3 feet in diameter and only took her 2 weeks to make. I couldn't take my eyes off of it.. and couldn't wait to brag about it.
I hope all of our friends at Stitches realize how much we enjoy seeing them each year and what a thrill it is when they return each year to show us what became of the yarn they purchased. Those moments are my favorite!
Lorysa from Yarn4sale.com knit this Peacock's Best Vest from SWTC in Vespera. It is a real showstopper. Her partner/Mom, Beth has another on the needles. Stand by for pix of Beths. It's a showy black, white , and red beaty.
I just found the file from Diane Zangl's Peaock's Best Vest. She allowed me to share these pictures sharing a few other color combinations that might be fun for you to try. For a real treat, make sure to look for Beth's vest in the Stitches West Fashion Show friday night. Beth, proprietor of Beacon Yarn Cabin, knit her vest in an amazing combination of Lime greens. Its a showstopper!