The talent that can be found at the Jitterbug Cafe every Tuesday night can be intimidating. Before I ever attended the Salt Lake City SnB I was aware of some of the more famous knitters since I had found some Utah blogs and lurked big time. Well all kinds of notable things are going on right now so I thought I would alert you all to some current projects thanks to my Utah friends.
The first Utah blog I found was Laurie. She is also one of the first people I met from the group. Her recent venture is selling the most heavenly handmade soap–all for a good cause. Check out her site to buy and to learn more about the soap. My favorite is Gentle, in fact, it is in my shower now. There is just something about handmade soap that makes me feel indulgent. And this soap is just so…clean. I love it.
And then there is Katherine. My new favorite shirt was designed by her. Take a look at this blog post of Kara’s to see the shirt (I got her one too–I know, I am VERY generous.) Mine is army green. So cool. I know Katherine has some more shirts to sell and may be making more soon so I would contact her if interested.
Then, there is Miriam. Lace designer extraordinarie. Her newest shawl, Hidcote, is simply stunning. You may notice the model. You shouldn’t, the shawl is so stunning I wouldn’t notice anything but it. I just thought I would mention it since I thought it would be awkward if you recognized me and I didn’t say anything. A little embarrassing but Mim asked for my help and what can I say…I like jam. The shawl though, remember that shawl…sigh.
Finally, there is Susan. Susan is another prolific designer who has been published all over the place and whose designs are seen all over blogland. A couple of months ago I saw a test knit of her newest sock pattern, Lombard Street (available for free at MagKnits,) since that day I have been dying to knit these socks. I love, love, love them. I love them so much that this next announcement is difficult for me to make. I have chosen to knit this pattern for my Toasty Toes pal. Okay, it is out there. Now I have to stick to it. The best kind of gifts are the ones you would like yourself right? I ordered the yarn last week too. Once it comes I will reveal my yarn choice…suspenseful huh?
So there you go. Just a few things happening in my neck of the woods. Aren’t I lucky? I am so happy I de-lurked and can call myself a member of such a distinguished group.
Finally, I will leave you with what could be the most elegant photo of my sisters, my niece, and I from the big sleepover this weekend. Aren’t we beautiful?
The following 8 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
The picture is awesome! Girl’s time 🙂
that picture of your family is just so darn cute! LOVE IT.
Erin, ditto on keeping tabs — I’m so glad you have this blog! And it would be awesome if we could gather everyone we love together and live in a commune!
At the very least, I hope I get to see you someday soon. In the meantime, I am enjoying the incredible creations you make! You’re amazing. 🙂
my goodness there is a lot of knitting talent in Utah! Love the picture, your little neice is so lucky to be apart of such a fantastic family : )
Glad you had fun at the sleepover, but still sorry you missed Stephanie… she’s VERY fun.
And thanks for the linkies and lovely comments. 🙂
Aw, come on, tell us what yarn you chose for Lombard Street. Brooklyn Handspun? Artyarns Merino? Tiny Toes? All good choices.
love the group photo of the girl’s night… it’s pure love 🙂
AWESOME photo. beautiful, beautiful women. all of you–even the little woman-to-be.