Can I just tell you again how much I love knitting? I LOVE knitting! As much as I enjoy quilting, I have just not connected to any local quilters like I have knitters. I think I need to take a quilting class one of these days. (I still love my quilting blog friends, though!) One of the people I've had the good fortune to meet through knitting is Dianne Nash of Windy Vally Muskox yarns. I've been teaching Beginning Knitting at my LYS and had two of Dianne's aunts in my class last spring. Our class of six ladies (plus me) went out for fun after the last session, and since Dianne was in town she joined us. Since then, I have become great friends with this fun group of ladies - we even have a new little baby to pass around! Most recently, I had the opportunity to design a new pattern for WVM with their delicious Luxury Blend. Part qiviut (muskox fiber), part silk, and a pinch of wool, the Luxury Blend is warm, soft, and well, luxurious! Just ask Natalie, who modeled for me on a cool Colorado afternoon!!
The Little Black Capelet pattern will be available exclusively through Windy Valley Muskox, and is debuting this weekend at Vogue Knitting Live. My friend Julie is going to be wearing this piece, and all of Dianne's fabulous aunts will be at the show, draped in qiviut. If you're there, stop by and say hi. They will also be at Stitches West in February.
I've been doing lots of knitting, as you could probably all guess. Finally I can post just about everything I've done since August - confidential patterns have been revealed and all birthday and Christmas gifts have been given! I'll be posting about all my latest projects very soon. Make sure you come back, I know you'll want to see my pirate hat - people keep trying to steal it off my head!