If you are in New Jersey…

…this weekend, stop by the NJ Fiber Festival and say howdy to my bags, k?  Here they are all ready to go…

Stitched Bags for NJ

They will be found at the Seekay/Zarzuela/as yet unnamed yarn company owned by my friend Tina’s booth.  I hope they find good homes!  ;o)  Also, since I have you here, I’m going to take a moment to announce that I’m taking a bit of a break.  The shop will be closed until the 22nd but will be reopening with new prints!  Owls!  Monkeys in Pajamas!  Can you stand it?  ;o)

Speaking of as-yet-unnamed yarn company, Tina needs some help with that. If you can, please go over there and see if you can help her figure out a good one.  There’s yarn in it for you…

There’s been some knitting going on around here, too!  I’ve been working on my Aestlight Shawl and I cast on for a sweater that I’m hoping to finish before Rhinebeck rolls around:

Twist - the beginning

That would be Twist by ChicKnits (the pattern is on my new Sony Reader – my reward for the 100+ box bags I’ve sewn over the past month.  I love it beyond reason and am very happy I went with it and not a Kindle.  Mostly because it comes in red.  hehe).  The yarn is Dream in Color Classy in the Midnight Derby colorway (it’s a bit darker than in the photo).  I’m most of the way through the swatch, er, first arm and I’m very, very happy with it so far!

Now that the big rush for festival bags is over I’m hoping I’ll be able to spend more time with Twist…I’m looking forward to my self-imposed break over the next week and a half!  ;o)