…knits in THE city…

I’m back from my from my annual east coast trip.  11 days and each one was better than the one before.  Marcy and I started my trip like we usually do, with a trip to Rhinebeck.  The weather was beautiful, the yarn was gorgeous and the food was outstanding.  I got to see people that I only get to see once a year and it was wonderful.DSC_0892One person that I was able to see is Jennie The Potter.  I have a little bit of a problem when it comes to Jennie’s mugs.  I’ve started keeping my ‘collection’ in a cabinet away from all the other coffee mugs I own.  I’m not sure I want anyone else using them.  This year as always, Jennie’s line was epic.  Marcy and I decided to come back later and see what there was, if anything, left.  When we got there Jennie had a surprise for each of us.  THIS:  IMG_6207Look closely.  YES! THAT’S MY NAME ON MY MUG!!  This was such a surprise and we were both out of our minds!  Needless to say I have been drinking out of it ever since.

After Rhinebeck I spent the week with Marcy and her family.  Her kids are growing up so fast and it was really great to be back in a household where everyone is going in 5 different directions at any given time.  It really took me back to when my girls were still at home.  WHEW!  That was a busy few days.

The following weekend Marcy and I went into New York City.  First stop, The Today Show and yes, the Carrie Underwood concert on the Plaza.  Front stage access!  How did we get that?  By being named Fans Of The Day.  How did that happen?  Let’s just chalk it up to hard work and clean living.  It was pretty amazing!IMG_6324We had a pretty spectacular weekend.  Shopping, eating, shopping, sightseeing, shopping, walking, did I mention the shopping?  All in all, it was even more amazing than last year.


I brought home some pretty great souvenirs from my trip.  The best is that out of this trip came some new patterns!  First up, Call Me Al.  This is a design that we did for our buddy, weatherman, Al Roker.  Last year we promised we come back this year with a hat for him and here it is..


It’s a great hat and you can go here to see more information.

Next up Lunch at the Plaza.

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Lunch At The Plaza is a lovely little scarf that works up beautifully in that special skein of cashmere you have in your stash.  What’s better than a little cashmere around your neck?

Up next is City Stroll.


This is a great wrap that is perfect when you don’t need a coat but need a little warmth.

And finally Fan Of The Day.


We designed these mitts for Alex better known as @alexontheplaza on Instagram and Twitter.  He works for the Today Show and since he’s outside working all the social media for the show he really needed something to keep his hands warm.

All of these patterns are available for individual purchase for 6.00 each or if you prefer you can get all 4 in an ebook called Knits in THE City for 18.00.

Marcy and I had such a great time collaborating on these designs.  There are many more coming.  Stay tuned!

My next adventure takes me up to the next Strung Along Retreat ~ Tools and Technology.  I’ll be teaching a Technology For Fiber People and I’m really looking forward to it.  If you will be joining me at the retreat you’ll be able to see all of the Knits in THE City samples in my trunk show during our Community Marketplace.  If you are in the area stop by the marketplace.  It will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 7-8:30 pm at the Resort at Port Ludlow.  We have some really wonderful vendors this time around!

I have a couple of new designs that I’ll be releasing soon so stay tuned for that too!  Until next time, knit on~





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