It’s been a busy few months here in Norfolk. I had two shows in April. OLFF in Bedford was a lovely little show with lots of great vendors. I encourage those of you near by to come out next year! There are several affordable hotel options near by and lots of great antique shops, plus the scenery is beautiful in the early spring!
Powhatan started off with a bang, then got pretty well drenched. I would like to thank the organizers of the show and all of you who stuck it out and came to visit! This is a fantastic show, and has been getting better every year! For those of you who have never been, it’s 100% worth the trip.
I was pleased to be able to show off Cat Tracks, a brand new design, at Powhatan. There was a lot of interest in the pattern, and it’s finally been posted on Ravelry! This wrap uses 750 yards of fingering yarn to produce a unique asymmetrical shape. The lace bands and sideways edging are striking yet very simple to knit. The model was made using Blue Heron Egyptian Cotton, but this would look beautiful in a wool or wool blend for a slightly warmer wrap. Don’t let the recommended needle size scare you off. As with any commercial pattern, that is the needle size I needed to get the right gauge and drape with the yarn, not necessarily the needle size you will need. We all knit a little differently so be sure to check your gauge, especially when working with fibers that don’t have a great deal of give like cotton, linen or silk.
For those of you who were not able to stop by at either of the shows, I will be posting lots of new products to the website and to Etsy in the coming week. Keep an eye out for the best selection of prints!