The beginning of a new knitting project is exciting around here for more than just this knitting Mama. Because there is all that swifting to do beforehand! (It never gets old.) Swifting Mama's yarn is a job to be shared, and is very serious, much fun, and most definitely requiring a helmet (it's always best to be safe).
A little bit of Beaverslide - some from the stash and some new purple for my purple girl, who has - since I purchased said yarn - declared her favorite color to be black. Ah, but there's plenty of that on my shelves too. I had thought this lovely, earthy brown and purple would be sweet together...but perhaps purple and black it is. Should this project go as I am planning at the moment, soon enough Adelaide will have herself a new Zimmermann-guided, yoked, striped cardigan. And yes, that means steeking. Oh! I'm a little bit excited. Okay, I'm really excited.
Just as exciting as cutting into a handknit sweater (eek! steek!), I have more good news to share ... this weekend is our Portland launch of Taproot! The always-fabulous Longfellow Books is graciously hosting a launch party for us on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. There will be some reading from our contributors, and some snacks (just as soon as I put down these knitting needles and decide what snacks we'll be having. Popcorn, anyone?), and general visiting and merriment as we celebrate all that is - and will be - Taproot.
I'll be there, joined by my publishing partner Jason Miller, and a few of our local contributors - Steve Soule, Stacy Brenner, Meredith Winn, and our 2012 cover artist Jennifer Judd-McGee. And...coming all the way from North Carolina to experience Maine it all its mud season glory (she is a brave soul!), we are thrilled to welcome Ashley English, too!
Come on by if you're in the neighborhood - we'd love to see you there!