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When photogenic genes were passed out, I must have been sick. If I find a picture that I look good in, that’s the picture I use for everything. My Facebook profile picture will have Lily as a 7th grader forever.
I try to take good pictures. I’ve watched videos and read articles and attempted techniques – nothing. A good friend of mine was taking pictures with me, and said, “Kim, you take the worst pictures. It’s like a freakish talent.” Yay me.
Why am I telling you this? Well, first, I hope I’m not alone in this. Second, I’m going to show you a picture of us with Stephen West when we visited Black Mountain.
Here’s a text that I sent to my husband that sums up our photo experience:
And then here’s what my husband does:
He’s hilarious, right?
Black Mountain was so much fun despite the blinking in every picture I took. If you have ever met Stephen West, you will know he is a soft-spoken, kind, and very tall person. He is patient and joyful. I’m so grateful to have been able to take his Shapify class.
My biggest takeaway from the class was that knitting could be as creative and free-flowing as any other craft. I have always followed a pattern, so to be told draw a shape and let’s try and knit it opened up a whole new form of confidence. Every pattern I have done, every skill I have learned stays with me. I can use those skills without a pattern and truly create if I want to.
Watch out Stephen West; you have created a monster. 😉 Westknits vs. Clarknits is on. One day, maybe.
What We’re Working on
I put all other ideas and projects in timeout to finish the Icesape Shawl with Fully Spun yarn. Brooke from Fully Spun just quit her day job to dye and spin full time! I’m so excited for her. She released a DK weight version of her yarn, so please buy some stuff so we can order more yarn. 😀
Last week Logan put aside her Stephen West Cowl but completed his Hiberknitting hat. She used Biches & Bûches Le Petit Silk & Mohair held together with our Pumpkin Spice Aran weight yarn. Then added the best lime green alpaca pom-pom around!
Diann is working on a sample for our Noro Ito yarn. The pattern is called #9 Cowl. Ito is a beautiful self-striping yarn. It’s nice to have something in the shop to show off its colors!
I started searching for what Lily was working on and found four project bags behind her desk. Two of the projects had a chain with a crochet hook in it. There was a sweater she started and half of a tiny basket bottom. So…
Trending Right Now
We’re jumping on the #sorrelsweater train! Who’s with us? Starting on March 4th from 4 to 6 PM, we will have an eight-week knit-along (or however long it takes) for the Sorrel Sweater by Wood & Pine. Grab your yarn sets in our store and we’ll give you the pattern for free!
We have a lot of yarn to choose from to make a set or you can choose a kit from Native Fibers! We will have four different colorway sets for you to choose from. All of them are so beautiful!
New in Stock
We’ve been trying out some new bases, and we love them! The first picture is a Sport Weight 70% Fine Organic Merino Wool and 30% Hemp. The second picture is a Sock Weight 50% Recycled Wool and 50% Tencel. You need to come in and see these skeins. They are lovely!
How I feel trying to finish a newsletter. Sigh. 😉