Sorry for the silence, it's been a busy week. The first two weeks of school are nothing, and it's always the third when they get moving with who needs what. Shoes, cupcakes, volunteering, all the forms, and then the load of homework begins.
On the upside, I now have an Amazing Pumpkin Cupcake recipe, with a lemon zest cream cheese frosting. They were the first tray to empty at last night's bake sale. But I think Maya may have pushed extra hard on them, so the results could've been a little rigged.
Back to the Trunk Show, for those of you wondering. I did manage to croak out my speech, and it worked out just fine. There were 20-something people there, a tables' worth of knits to play with, and another table of Dark and Stormies for drinking.
The unexpected bonus was the buy one, get one free sale!
For me, one of the best parts was watching everyone put on the knits. At first, I have to say it was a little strange. I mean, they're my sweaters, you know, the ones in my closet, that I wear.. But I got over that weirdness in a few minutes, as it was so great to see how everyone looked in them, and what was flattering to each person.
I brought this one and it was the best one to watch. Everyone had a different way of wearing it - and it looked great on all of them, so yes, it will get written up eventually. Modeling it above is Ann, of Weaverknits, who stopped in. For those of you who don't know her stuff, she has some very cool ideas, knows how to add a new slant to a traditonal element, and has written some beautiful patterns. She also just published her own book, Craft Work Knit. Worth checking out!
She just flipped the edge up on the cardigan and pinned it, and voila, it looked amazing. So, we had it up, we had it down, we had it open, we had it over a shoulder, we pinned it at the top, and we pinned it down at the waist. I'm going to need a drink with a lot of different recipe options to represent this guy.
But in the meantime, I have to get knitting!