Posted by Nele Henderson on September 8, 2014 / Leave a Comment
Hey there! In case you haven’t noticed, it is September y’all! Which is good news, to me at least, because: a) Autumn is coming, my favourite season of all b) it’s fashion show and fabric fair time and all the new exciting stuff is coming out c) despite it still being positively hot during the day here in Portland, it cools down at night and I don’t feel as if I have to take a shower before and directly after my morning bike ride to work.
That being said, I cannot wait for it to get just a little bit cooler period – I recently visited all my cowls, scarfs and hats in my closet and they looked pretty sad, locked away and all. And there is so many sweaters and wooly accessories I cannot wait to make and wear. I have to say that I am just a tiny bit disappointed I was not born in Sweden/Norway/Iceland/Denmark/The Shetland Islands = places sufficiently cold with a very respectable knitting heritage, but I suppose I’ll just have to make all the stranded colourwork sweaters and wear my blonde hair in a braid wrapped around my head.
But back to fashion now: Fabric fairs and fashion shows mean glimpses of the future, it’s all spring/summer in Paris/London/Milan/New York/Tokyo+++ and Pantone has released their SS2015 colour palette – I have to say I really appreciate my knitting because I usually knit things I am in the mood for, which means items I want to use or wear at that time or in the near future. I feel like it makes me experience the here and now when other aspects of my life are preoccupied with planning and the next season to come. Thankfully the knitting God created the Ravelry project page and queue, one for what you are obsessed with and making now, the other for storing the projects you get all excited about and want to knit in the future!
At the turn of the season we are lucky to have a trunk show from fellow local business Lantern Moon in the shop: 8 samples made from their exclusive yarn Indochine, a dreamy 100% sport weight silk will be on display at Happy Knits until Sunday night, September 14th. From tops to cowls, scarfs and naturally Annette’s popular Over the Moon Collar, the trunk show demonstrates how versatile silk is as a material – cool in summer, warm in winter! Now off you go, check out those new colours, fill your Ravelry queue with silky projects and get those knitting needles clickin’!