KNITSONIK at Yarn in the City this Saturday

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The KNITSONIK HQ is a hive of industry this week because on Saturday I shall be one of the vendors at the Yarn in the City pop-up Marketplace. I am really looking forward to it!

I always enjoy these sorts of things but I am extra excited about the YITC pop-up Marketplace because I loved working with Rachel and Allison of YITC earlier this year and it will be great to see them again; because my good friend Brenda Dayne is presenting her brilliant project A Memorable Yarn and it will be wonderful to experience this work; and because my tremendous partner – Mark – is putting in a rare appearance on the KNITSONIK stall, and I know that him being there will just be lovely.

Mark - superlative booth babe!
Mark – superlative booth babe!

Those of you who listen to the KNITSONIK podcast might know Mark as the composer of this amazing jingle:

Mark is also an expert in the art of fruitcake appreciation and has become quite knowledgeable on the subject of selecting yarn shades for stranded colourwork projects! He has seen the less glamorous side of the KNITSONIK mission (our house filling up endlessly with yarn, books and sometimes stress…) and I confess to being rather excited to share the really fun stuff with him, i.e. meeting comrades and huffing yarn fumes. Because the best thing about these events is meeting YOU and sharing our mutual delight for knitting.

Carol Thorpe from the Oxford Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers turning up on the KNITSONIK stall at WOOLFEST - one of many social highlights of the show!
My friend Carol Thorpe from the Oxford Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers turning up on the KNITSONIK stall at WOOLFEST – one of many social highlights of the show!

I’ve been thinking hard about what to bring to YITC and, as well as copies of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, there will be several other things on sale at the KNITSONIK booth including paper patterns for Layter, Blayter; KNITSONIK Knitted Speakers Concept; and SLICE!

KNITSONIK paper patterns
KNITSONIK paper patterns

There will also be WOVEMBER button badges for sale for those of you who want to WOVIFY YOURSELVES ahead of this year’s celebrations; some button-badges made from the very last pieces of custom-printed KNITSONIK fabric; badge-sets celebrating the translation of everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork, and a few extra surprises dependent on the speediness of PARCELFORCE.

In the meantime: if you are near Oxford tomorrow, don’t forget that I will be at Darn it and Stitch collecting textile stories for this!

SEE YOU IN OXFORD AND/OR LONDON,
YOURS IN TEXTILES, SOUNDS AND FUN,
FX

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