There are a few of items worth mentioning today.
Item Number One . . . SoXperience 2011!
Carodan Farm has announced the date and schedule for SoXperience 2011. The event is the second weekend in April — the 8th — 10th on Chincoteague Island off the coast of Virginia.
Click on the linky-link above to go to the SoXperience page on their website to read more about the event and see who the speaker/teacher is this year.
Although I have lived in Virginia for my entire adult life, I’ve never been to Chincoteague, so I am very much looking forward to this event
Item Number Two . . . Signature Needle Arts!
Today Signature Needle Arts debuts their new sizes in their ultra-fabulous circular needles: a U.S. size 3 and a U.S. size 4. All of their circulars (sizes 3 – 7) are now available with a new cable. Lifted from their website:
“To achieve a consistent functional and aesthetic appeal across all of the circulars, the cable material formula has been changed to meet the micro-manufacturing demands of the new US 3s and 4s. The new formula accommodates the planned addition of other size circulars.”
I just happen to have one of the new circulars to show you.
This is a U.S. size 3 needle with the stiletto tip — my favorite cuz I love the pointy! The new cable is as great as the cable on the previous generation of their needles, if not greater. Here is a comparison.
The new cable is slightly thinner and slightly more flexible. I’ve not knit with this needle yet, but I’m betting I’ll find the cable slightly superior whilst knitting with the needle.
Item Number Three . . . Autumn Dream Scarf Pattern!
My Autumn Dream Scarf pattern is now available for sale in hardcopy here at The Loopy Ewe.
Item Number Four . . . Three-Day Weekends make for Good Knitting!
All this boldface type in my blog post over-excited Lucy so she crashed early.