Monthly Archives: September 2010

Another treat from the Yarn District in Buenos Aires

My friend Jody sent such a wonderful bag of yarn goodies to me!

This is a decadent collection of alpaca, laceweight yarn. It is a warm-toned brown and is unbelievably soft. I can’t wait to cast-on a shawl but I’m not sure about the design. I don’t want to make my usual Pi shawl because the alpaca yarn is going to be very warm. It certainly doesn’t need to be doubled over like you do when you where a Pi shawl.

I also think I want a relatively tight stitch pattern. Textured rather than lacy. Umm, what to do, what to do. I’m open to suggestions.

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What really happens in the Knit Picks office

The Knit Picks office is a pretty busy place.  We are always working on the catalog, or developing new products.  But that doesn’t mean that it’s all work and no play!

I came to work wearing some awesome crocheted slippers that I bought at Last Thursday (an arts festival in Portland on Alberta Street).  I love how bright and crazy they are!  Stacey wanted to take my picture, and I decided to do a high kick!

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A gift from another knitting enthusiast


Apparently knitting is extremely popular in Argentina. In fact, there is a Yarn District in Buenos Aires!

My friend Jody lives in Argentina.  She sent this yarn to me because she thought I would appreciate the uniqueness of this yarn, and she knew I would love the autumn colors!  This yarn is a bulky thick and thin yarn, with orange felted flowers tied to this really interesting art yarn.


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