Trunk Show at My LYS
Needle In A Haystack PartyOh! That sounded like fun!
Put June 5th on your calendar! Joe Raffino, Vice President of South West Trading Company, is coming through South Haven on his way to The National Needlework Association trade fair. He is bringing his 50 item trunk show to Needle in a Haystack and we are throwing a party! June 5th - 5pm to 8pm at Needle in a Haystack.
South West Trading Company offers yarns like Pure soysilk and Bamboo yarn, and patterns like the Mariposa shawl (if you are on Ravelry, Mariposa) and the Karoke Mitered Jacket (Ravelry link).
Mariposa interested me because it is all lacy prettiness on the back:
And see how it goes together in the front?
There's a section of double knitting in one end that makes an opening to pass the other end through. No button or shawl pin required! Pretty slick!
Joe brought some cute baby and kid things like this pink and white baby dress. I think it was knitted out of the AMAIZing corn yarn, but I'm not finding it right now. AMAIZing is pretty heavy in weight, but cool to the touch. I thought it would make a great knitted thermal blanket, like the cotton thermal blankets we had when I was a kid: heavy-feeling, but not hot. (Yes, I am one of those people who likes to feel a little weight on me when I'm trying to sleep.)
We got a look at the Mitered Jacket (links above) in two different color combinations.
And this turquoise sweater, which is another I can't find. That looks a lot like the dragon skin pattern on the body.
I got to try on China Doll (Ravelry link), which was a really cute little knit, and the splits at the bottom meant it didn't have to stretch over my waist pack!
I think my favorite of the night was the Peacock Vest (The Peacock's Best Vest). It is just as dramatic in real life as it looks in the photos.
If you are visiting South Haven and want the address to look up maps, it's 319 Center St. Stop in and say hi!