January 23, 2007

IN THE THROES

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I'm in the throes of planning my booth space for the Madrona retreat. I think I'm going to go with organizing the Spindrift by color. I think the range of colors will make a dramatic display. What do you think?

New products are pouring in, too. I've got Crystal Palace bamboo needles: the 6-inch double points (which come in some of those really nice in-between sizes for sock knitting), the 8-inch double points, 16-inch circs, 26-inch circs, and 35-inch circs. Because Two Swans has never carried any chunky or bulky yarns, I haven't been carrying larger sizes of needles. But the popularity of felting, from Nicky Epstein's Fabulous Felted Bags book to the Fiber Trends hedgehogs and squirrels, has made me realize that the larger needles still have their uses. And the Diamanta Shawl pattern brought Two Swans right up to this:

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Size US 15 circular needles, 35 inches long.

Posted by Karen at January 23, 2007 12:16 PM
Comments

The shelves look GREAT! This is going to be so cool...

Posted by: Anne at January 23, 2007 02:19 PM

Found you via links from other blogs (I admit it, I'm becoming addicted to reading the adventures of other knitters); I am fairly whimpering with envy over the Madrone event. I'd be so outclassed as to be invisible but MY I'd love to see it. All of that, all of YOU (and the Yarn Harlot) - and that yarn.....those needles....the opportunity to learn . I'll go back to my Perpetual Toques now with thanks to you (hope you write a recap of the event!)

Posted by: Dale-Harriet in WI at January 24, 2007 07:35 AM

Oooh, 6 inch double points? My favorites! I'll be by as soon as you open on Thursday (This doesn't really count as shopping because I'm only *replacing* needles that I've broken)

The shelves look great!

Posted by: Denise at January 24, 2007 01:41 PM

I can't wait to see your booth! Be ready for the obligatory photo and me waving some cash around!

Posted by: Rebecca at January 26, 2007 08:45 AM

your booth was lovely!
i love my satakeli :-)

Posted by: vanessa at January 29, 2007 07:17 PM