It is so hard for me to get online now! I barely have time to check out any blogs, much less write a halfway decent post of my own.
This weekend was the KnitOut, which was a bit crazy since it was pretty packed. String gave away two gift certificates to the store, and when I was announcing the raffle winners there were like 100 people standing around my booth! It was a lot of fun, but I didn't get to see anything as I had to stay in the booth. I had never been to a KnitOut before, but it looked like it was a huge success judging from the people who stopped at my booth and told me what they were up to, and just by the sheer number of people packed into one corner of Union Square!
I got to meet a couple of my blog readers, hi everyone!! It is still somewhat strange to have someone walk up to you and say, "hi, you're Ivete, I read your blog!" You'd think after 3 years of this (my blog's 3 year anniversary was a week ago!!! wow!) I'd be somewhat used to it, but you'd be wrong. =) I'm totally flattered, of course, but it still surprises me!
What's going on, let's see . . .
Oh yeah! As promised, here's the sleeve of Stacatto that I started as a swatch:
I went down a needle size, since I knit loosely, and it's still too loose. If (when?) I make this, I will definitely knit it in the round as shown, not flat like written in the pattern, and I will steek the front opening. I do like the yarn, Tahki Soho Tweed, but I want the black to be flat black. The brown is exactly what I had imagined. . . this is definitely one of those projects that will slowly develop if it ever happens, especially since I still have to find and buy the right yarn. Oh yeah, and knit it.
Of course, I've gotten distracted and redistracted (I'm sure that's not a word but you get what I mean, right?) since my last post. The newest distraction arrived just as we were closing the store today, and once you see this picture you'll know why I had to cast on right away:
This is Dancing Fiber's Diakeito, which I had only seen in person once before. It's Japanese, and like Noro has the rare and beautiful long color repeats. Unlike Noro, this 100% wool is evenly spun and SOFT! I'm knitting it on a size 7 needle (loose knitter, remember), and it feels great! I absolutely love these colors and am doing a simple diagonal garter stitch scarf as a store sample . . . if I didn't have the fall flyer to mail out by tomorrow, I'd probably have this done tonight, but 1,200 envelopes need stamps!
Speaking of which, I need to get the last bach of those ready to go, that way we can start working on the webstore launch . . .