February 18th, 2008

But I Still Haven’t Seen a Moose!

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Thanks to everyone who emailed and shared in the excitement of the upcoming Harlot event. I’ve made the registration link live on the previous post. Just remember – if you are registering a group of folks, we need everyone’s name and contact info. There are lots of details to still be coordinated and we want everyone to be kept in the loop.
In the excitement of all things Harlot, I completely forgot to post pictures from our event with Wenlan. This was one of those events that we knew would be fun and not overwhelming, but we had no idea how AWESOME it really would be. For those of you who missed it – shame on you! It was simply one of the loveliest events. Wenlan was charming and funny and entertaining and very informative about her life as a fashion designer. We learned a lot about her view of garment construction and saw how beautiful her garments are when worn. Most importantly – how beautiful they are on different body types! Here are a few pics:

The ultimate star of the day has to go to Milan:

She wouldn’t pose for me, but for Jackson and Jonathan she was workin’ it! Thanks to our friends at Classic Elite for making this event happen and to Wenlan for making the trip up from NYC.
That’s it for events for awhile – at least in-store. Next up for us is Stitches West! The show is this weekend, February 22-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Show hours are 10-6 Friday & Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. If you are already registered, there is a special shopping night on Thursday from 7-10pm. We will be in booths 701-709 and 800-809. That’s 10 booths full of yarn, garments and lots of fun and inspiration. We’ve got 14 folks in tow with us – the biggest contigent we’ve ever brought west. Be sure to stop by, say “hi” and stock up on yarn at incredible savings! We’re especially excited to be brining our own Valley Yarns with us again, including our brand new Colrain Laceweight. We’ll have most of our garments with us as well.
Lastly, we took a quick weekend trip up to Maine with the boys. It was part business and part family escape. It’s been so crazy here that we just felt like we needed to hang with the kids before taking off to California. What’s wonderful about what we do is that no matter where we go, there are knitters:

This wasn’t the only sighting we had, but the only one I was able to capture.
We took the kids to Delorme where we saw this:

Jonathan is a huge geography fan so he thoroughly enjoyed this visit. We also visited here:


I know it needs no further explanation.The only disappointment of the weekend comes from Jonathan – he never did get to see a moose :)

Can’t wait to see all of our West Coast customers later this week (and Teri from Hawaii – please bring warm weather Teri!).

Kathy

 

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  • Susan

    Kathy
    We have moose just up the road in Tolland, no need to goto Maine.

  • Cirilia

    Great pictures!!

  • Janice

    Kathy,
    If I lived anywhere near the store, I would’ve come to see Wenlan! I’m very intrigued by her designs and may even get one of her books sometime soon. The trend might be going toward fine yarns and small gauges again, but I still love “chunky” knitting
    Hope to see you at Stitches West!
    Janice

  • AngieAnn

    Ah! I live in Maine and have seen that license plate parked on a side street. I wanted to knock on doors to meet the owner.

  • maceknits

    I’m looking forward to checking out your Valley Yarns at Stitches West, especially the Colrain laceweight!

    Stacey

  • http://swing-trading.wetpaint.com Swing Trading

    Interesting post. I have made a twitter post about this. Others no doubt will like it like I did.