Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cookie, Ysolda, Plucky, Oh My!

I'm sure other Bay Area peeps have more exciting pics of the 2 yarny events I attended this weekend, especially since I realized I didn't take any for today.  Well I did, but it wasn't yarn.  I did take a few last night though.

A Verb for Keeping Warm hosted an event, with not one, but 3 knitterati, Cookie A, Ysolda Teague, and Sonya Philips (aka KnitSonya).  I don't have a pic of Sonya, but those are her art pieces in the background in the pic above.

It was such a well-attended event, but toward the end of the night as the crowd trickled down, those left could relax.  Ysolda & Cookie could also relax with a couple of A Verb's sample hats.  Cookie's is by Cocoknits, who was also there.  I got to meet Julie of Cocoknits & she is a blast to talk to.

Ysolda talked about how she started her designing career and about her forthcoming book which will be an awesome take on using the dress-making approach to sizing which doesn't assume that when people get larger in certain areas, that they also don't get taller or grow larger shoulders or armhole circumferences. 

The sweaters above are a few of her samples.  What was tremendous about her is that she had 2 sample sizes, one in 34 (which is her size) and the other in a 48 (or up or down a size in that range).  It was so exciting to hear what she envisioned for her book detailing her approach that sizes & how her book will be set up with the patterns that will be included. 

And on that plate amidst Ysolda's sweaters are the adorable owl cookies made by KnitSonya for the event.  They were delish too!

I made sure I blocked my Ishbel beforehand so I could wear it to the event.  You can sorta see it on me in the first pic w/Cookie and Ysolda.

I want to thank Kristine, Adrienne, their Verb staff and WonderMike for a wonderful night.  I get to continue my Verb love with my second Pro-Verbial club kit that arrived in today's mail. 

Since I don't have any pics from the Plucky Knitter trunk show, check out Marisol's blog post.  Lots of squishy goodness.  And it was great to meet such a nice indie dyer as Sarah.  I think we're so lucky to have really good and really nice indie dyers out in the yarn industry. 

What I will show for now is the very first Plucky Knitter MCN sport skein that I bought from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island on my way to Sock Camp a couple years ago.  Being a Jane Austen fan, I couldn't resist the colorway name, Mansfield Park.  It's been marinating in the stash as I debate between converting the skein into fingerless mitts or socks or a beret, but I'm on a fingerless mitts kick, so I may just wind this up soon.


IrishgirlieKnits said...

Great post!! Love all the pictures from last night :) Wish we could have stayed a bit longer.

As I scrolled to the Plucky yarn, I thought, wait, she didn't buy that today! Gorgeous color though. I vote for mitts too!

Discoknits said...

You guys are so lucky to have such great events on your doorsteps (jealous, yes).
Hope to see you next month at Stitches, baby, STITCHES!!!