Thursday, February 21, 2013

Stitches West Preview!

Before I jump right in to the excitement of Stitches West, I want to say a big, big thank you to you guys for helping to wish my sister a happy birthday!! She'd love all the comments.  Thank you!  And I loved all the comments regarding my designing and knitting process and look forward to talking about that more with you guys.

But first, Stitches West.  I'm so looking forward to a weekend of hanging out with my knitting friends and of course, some shopping!! Last year's Stitches I was still on crutches from knee surgery, so it was a bit of a bummer.  This year I'll be walking around just fine, which may not be good for my wallet :)  I will be helping out in the Blue Moon Booth so please stop by and say hi if you are at Stitches this weekend!

For Irish Girlie Knits Designs, stop by Knitted Wit's Booth #945 to see lots of IGK samples and patterns!  Lorajean has fun colors and gorgeous yarns.  She's hosting a Fiar KAL in March, so be sure to pick out the yarn for that too.

You'll also see my new design, Warwick, in her booth.  I'll definitely be getting more Shine while I'm there since I fell in love with that yarn when I was knitting with it.


At Anzula's booth #840/939, you'll be able to see samples of Lilianna and Holbrook and pick out the perfect yarn to knit your own!  You'll also see my brand new design, Knocknagree, there as well!  I'm so excited to finally release this pattern.  It features two sizes and options for a two-color option.  I'll do a more detailed post about it next week.

Here are a few pictures...



Thank you to Disco for knitting up this sample with lightning speed!!


This is the smaller version I knit for myself for my sister's wedding.  I just love the yarn, Anzula's Cloud.  It blocks beautifully!

If you can't make it to Stitches West, Anzula's Cloud is available here or here or at your favorite LYS.  The pattern is on sale from now through the end of the month for $5.00 too!  

I'll try to blog over the weekend with lots of pictures for those of you who can't join us!! 

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Renee Anne said...

I hope you have lots of fun at Stitches (and better your wallet take the hit than mine!).

shabby girl said...

Love, love, love Knocknagree!!! Very possibly my next project!
I used to live in Santa Cruz, close to Santa Clara. Oh, how I wish I was going to Stitches West!

gMarie said...

What beautiful shawls! I love the 2 color version. I need to take pics of mine. g

Zonda said...

I know you will have a better time this year! I have some local friends I told to look out for you. Beautiful shawls!