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Thursday, May 29, 2008

We’re excited to announce the debut at TNNA Columbus June 7-9 of the Chic Knits range of premium hand-knitting patterns — beautifully designed hard copy brochures, printed on heavy card stock for easy display and customer handling.

We are looking forward to meeting new friends and old in person as well and showing you the newest, exciting designs from Chic Knits for Fall/Winter 2008: modern, wearable garments, easy-to-use pattern instructions, gauge dependent—brand independent™ designs that compliment and support many popular yarn gauges. Our patterns are designed to be all season – almost all working with wool & cotton fibers.

Barefoot or boardroom, we’ve got you covered…
Make It Wear It Love It…

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Exponential: days grow longer, To-Do List grows larger…

Maybe more like a gorgon — one task done then two or three others immediately rise up to mock me!

It is almost one week to go before I leave for Columbus, OH, to be an exibitor at the TNNA Trade show (Booth 1157). Chic Knits On the Road! Whoa!

Although this journey is going to take place via rental Impala, I’m feeling it’s more like a SixFlags brain-smasher ride that I’m really not driving at this point.

And valiantly, I think I’m going to finish the sweater you see above in time to wear during the show. hee.

It’s been on the bus with me for, hmm, weeks now and I get about 6 rows done every day. Well, an average sweater at this gauge is maybe 360 rows with sleeves so it looks like it’s going to be around, hmm, July 4th if I keep going at this rate! Too late for any floor action at that event unless I put the pedal to the metal…

Knitting on a deadline is a very challenging thing to do. I had a big taste of that last summer doing the Aleita Shell, when delivery delays gave me one week to knit the sample & finish writing the pattern.


Ride ’em.

Even though I’ve been conditioned by years of making News Show deadlines (the phrase, “10 seconds to air where are you?” is permanently etched in my grey matter), this time I’m working without a director to keep me on point.

OMG! I’m the director! (And producer, designer, layout geek, photographer, secretary, comptroller, driver, bookkeeper, sample maker, writer, salesperson, customer service rep…)

And in a few days, Exhibitor!

I can’t wait.

Love love love those gut-wrenching super duper carnival rides.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

Talk Like Somebody Else Day, May 26, 2008

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