Monday, April 19, 2010


tiny pants

Wow, I haven't written anything on here since April 2nd! There just hasn't been anything blog-worthy going on; I've simply been doing the necessary things to keep this juggernaut Stitchjones moving forward. We are on for Black Sheep Gathering in June, where we will have a nice big indoor booth, and the Scio Lamb & Wool Fair in mid-May. I'm terribly excited about these events and hope to have enough product dyed to fill my booth. Selling out prematurely wouldn't be the worst thing, I know--but I always prefer "too much" to "not enough". I also have two sock clubs to dye for, and an appointment to meet the owner of a new yarn store in Salem (opening soon). So I'm popping my head up for a quick "Hallo" and then I'll probably be more on Facebook than here.

And now for an interesting segue: you know I love the Yarn Harlot to bits, right? Last week she posted from base HQ of Sock Camp with pics of the most adorable baby bootees evar. The cuteness of the tiny shoesies reduced her and Tina to baby-talking puddles of goo. Well, it did inspire me to knit something cute too, so I set aside my adult size projects temporarily. I am not a baby sock or bootee knitter, so I made the baby leggings from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac.

These are the leggings that are with the February Baby Sweater. It only took three evenings to make them, and I could spend weeks making more! Total fun. The fine print:
Yarn - FibraNatura Cobblestone (100% superwash merino, 154 yards) 2 balls
Needles - US 5 12" circ & dpn
Size - 3 to 6 months
Knit for: ?? I have two friends who are expectant moms, so right now it's a toss-up. This was the first time I used Cobblestone; I picked up two balls of it from The Naked Sheep Knit Shop and it turned out to be just enough for the pants. It's a great yarn! Different color plies to look like handspun, very soft, stretchy and springy which made it a good choice for leggings.
In non-knitting news, but very exciting to my world: guess who's coming to the Pacific Northwest this summer? Oh yeah. Aug. 7th, White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA. Did we buy tickets for all three of us the day they went on sale? Does Pinocchio have a wooden butt?
OK, I'm done recycling my jokes. Back later when I finish my shawl or camisole...although those leggings do seem to call out for a cute sweater, oh and maybe a hat...

Lurv the leggings! Now you must make the Feb sweater to go along with them! Or not, it's up to you ;)

Such exciting news about all your yarn adventures! I only wish I could go to all these shows and see you!
Thanks, Kiki! I wish you could be there, too. We just have to figure out how to move Oregon closer to Ontario. (for some reason, the Army Corps of Engineers won't return my calls...)
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