Saturday, August 22, 2009

going mobile. or not.

We've been on three interstate road trips in the past two weeks, but the world just keeps offering up irresistable funstuff, so off Leah and I went on Thursday for another one. This time, it was to Northampton, MA, home of Webs, where Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed was presenting an evening talk about some of his inspiration and design processes for his new pattern booklet, Made in Brooklyn. I've been a fan of his designs for quite a while, having knit quite a few already, and am even knitting one of his patterns right now.

It's a second Habitat hat, the first one having been for Jesse. I'm knitting it in a deep red luscious yarn. The evening was hot and humid, but Webs, as always, was a great host, with bottles of cold water for all, big fans providing a breeze in the event tent they set up outside (since there were more than 100 people pre-registered for the event, too many to fit in their classrooms inside), and giveaways. After Jared's charming talk, we were all invited to cool off in the air conditioned store with a table full of complimentary sandwiches and snacks, a book signing and, of course, plenty of yarn and inspiration. We met up with friends for the evening and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

Meanwhile, Scott's beads have been going mobile too. Since Twist Collective came out last Sunday, we have enjoyed a great response to his little sheep and other beady offerings, shipping orders to Belgium, Australia, Norway, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Finland, and all across the United States.

After so much out and about, today is all about the balance. I'm happily staying put. I am at home, alone(!), and I am not working!! This type of day is rare and wonderful, so I'm savoring it. I hope you all are off to a great start of your weekend too.
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Blogger Rani said...

Jared's pictures on his blog are always to beautiful!

Congrats to hubby on his Twist Collective deal. That is fantastic!

(love the red)

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