Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting Joji Locatelli. Joji is the knitting designer who’s pattern I used to make my Neon sweater. Her designs are clever, fun to make, fit perfectly and are beautiful as well! Joji was in the area visiting family and came to Penelope Craft to have a trunk show.
She had with her her latest designs and also those from Veera Välimäki. The two of them joined forces to create a group of patterns, self published as “Interpretations“. We got to see the samples and even try them on, which was really nice of her to let us do. Joji was so friendly and I really enjoyed meeting her. I think she’d be a fun person to hang out with and talk knitting.
I couldn’t resist buying a couple of printed patterns that she had on hand. I bought “Laneway” and “See You There”, one from each designer.
I also couldn’t resist some of Malia’s new Madelinetosh shipment. I know I KNOW! I don’t need it! But just look at it! How could I resist?
(Sorry for the lousy photos. It’s so dark and stormy today – no good light.)
The Jade and Firewood colors go so nicely together. I think I will use them to make a shorter version of “Laneway”, with shorter sleeves too.
After hanging out for a while, four of us left and walked down the street to a Mexican restaurant and drank margaritas and ate nachos. What a great way to end the afternoon! I came home to dinner ready and Olympics on the tv. Of course, after drinking margaritas I didn’t dare try to cast on that lace shawl again. Instead I went to bed early.
This morning I was awake at 7am and decided to get up and turn on the tv to the Olympics, make some coffee and cast on the shawl. This pattern starts at the bottom edge so you have the longest part to do first. It gets smaller as you go along and work up. So far so good now! Here’s a photo. Again, terrible light. It really is a very bright orange, not so red as here. It goes well with the orange everywhere on the tv while watching the ice skating! Hup Holland!