The Ellyn Cooper Trunk Show is off and running. Box after box after box has arrived and we have most of everything out and available. Ellyn's samples include a beautiful jacket knitted out of kid mohair and a dk weight organic merino. A shop favorite of the samples in Ellyn's magic boxes is a simple vest knitted out of Peru cotton. It is a cute asymetrical design that only needs 3 or 4 skeins of Peru. Great colors and a great project. We also have several amazing fingering and lace weight yarns in this trunk show. All those who have asked for lace weight should come and find a treasure or two. Ellyn sent "Daybreak" a beautiful Stephen West shawl knitted in a skein of kid mohair and a skein of sock yarn. It is a feast for the eyes!
We have also had a good time knitting a couple of new samples out of the treasures in the trunk show boxes. One skein of "Tinkerbell" makes and amazing "infinity" type cowl. Kristy (the other new face at KA) had a great time knitting the Ann Norling multi-gauge cowl. It can be worn a bunch of ways and is a great addition to any fall wardrobe.
What is that about another new face? I'd like to welcome Kristy Lucas. She joins us with a pretty impressive knitting history (she knits samples for people like Nicky Epstein) and a great knack for people and yarn. Kristy is not "local" but is driving to the OBX for 2 days of work at KA from way up in Hampton, VA! Please welcome her smiling face when you are in the shop next.
And another Trunk Show?? What the ... We are really excited that Carolyn from Studio 12 in Hatteras is going to join us at Knitting Addiction again December 3rd for the day. Carolyn came up in October to show and sell her beautiful works. We had so much fun with all of her amazing jewelry and ceramics and Gary's beautiful pottery that I had to invite them back for another day. If you missed the Trunk Show in October (or if you fell head over heels in love with their work!!), please make plans to join us on Saturday, December 3rd.
Carolyn and Gary will be returning from Washington D.C. where one of their Christmas ornaments was chosen for the National Christmas Tree. Pretty big stuff! I anticipate the same amazing welcome that Carolyn enjoyed in October. Save some holiday shopping for the Studio 12 Trunk Show and know that you have done your part to think globally and shop locally. Local art may be one of the best possible gift ideas... right after a hand-knitted gift:)
Hope to see you soon!