Summer is quickly slipping away and with it the days when yarn dries by dusk and colourful flowers decorate my outdoor studio space. This has definitely been my most productive summer of dyeing to date, sending out a record number of wholesale orders and suppling yarn support for some fabulous new fall designs by several talented designers. In my few free moments I have been working on my own fall collection for Sweet Fiber Yarns, which is almost done but not quite yet. I started working on the collection back in February on the road trip to Stitches West 2014 and have been chipping away slowly at my design book ever since. I'm really excited about the designs I've put together this year and cannot wait to share them with you!
September means there is only a month left until Knit City and I can hardly believe it! There is a ridiculous amount of planning that goes into attending a show, the big one being to have a large stock pile of yarn in one place at one time to share with shoppers for one weekend. I've been receiving a lot of inquiries about what which yarns and colourways I will have available at Knit City this year. Unfortunately it is still too early to tell, as I am currently in the middle of dyeing stock for the show but I can tell you I will have plenty of worsted, dk and fingering weights available. I'll also have a selection of my much loved stitch markers. This year I will be putting together my biggest booth space yet (no pressure, right?) and have lots of secrets and surprises to share. On top of it all I'm finally itching to make art again since graduating from art school a little over two years ago and have been experimenting with various knitter friendly print mediums. I plan to debut them at the show, but I'm sure I won't be able to resist the urge to share some sneak peeks here on the blog and on instagram.