A return, and some changes

After a great deal of hemming and hawing, I've decided to bring my design efforts back under the Clever Knits brand. And there is some news and activity!

October 13-14, I will be at the Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta in the Oink Pigments booth, selling my needle cases. Those of you who frequented the shop might remember them, but if not, there's a link at the top of this page to 'products'. They're really quite remarkable, and a lot of thought and effort went into the design of these cases, and personally, I think they're perfect. I have seen dozens if not HUNDREDS of different needle cases offered by some of the best companies out there, but none of them quite met my needs, so after many prototypes I came up with these. I'm currently working on prototypes for a case for your hooks or DPNs, and another for your interchangeable needles, which will be equally fantastic.

Soon there will be an online shop, where you can actually BUY them. Right now there is no shop because I am the BEST. PROCRASTINATOR. EVER.Which means there aren't actually any needle cases. Needless to say, I'll be doing a lot of sewing this weekend, since the Fiber Fiesta is already NEXT WEEKEND. That's very soon.

I've also got several new patterns in the works, hopefully to be released in the next few months, but that will depend upon a lot of things, since my schedule is The Most Hectic. Even my knitting schedule is full, since I have a baby blanket to make for a wee one who is scheduled to arrive in early November (that'll be one of the patterns, with modifications for a grownup-sized throw as well, and I'm ridiculously excited about it). Of course, whenever I have something that must be knit on a deadline, I get the WORST start-itis and I must cast on three new things...

Those of you who are local to the San Diego area, hopefully I shall see you at the Fiber Fiesta! It's completely free to attend, and there will be a whole host of exciting fiber-related things, including live alpacas and antique spinning wheels (it's being held at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, which has some really remarkable stuff and a big focus on fiber arts history and practice). I'm wildly excited. You should be, too.

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