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Archive for February, 2009

Another opening, another show – that is, the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) show in Anaheim, California. From setting up for 2 days through 4 days of meetings through backstage at the Craft Yarn Council of America (CYCA) fashion show through tearing down the booth, it was lots of work – but lots of satisfaction at the same time.

Hey, Doris – what do you think about Terri O (Oulette)’s fabulous coat? Terri was the host of the fashion show and chose, over all other submissions, to wear Doris Chan’s Amsterdam coat in Peacock Country to commentate the fashion show.

And if you’ve ever wanted to see how wonderful the colors of Country look, here they all are. And were the magazine editors ever happy! While I can’t show you the designs from the show (the editors get to do that first), be sure to check out your favorite knit and crochet magazines to see which wonderful designs the editors picked up.

February Features
Even though Pixatawney Pete saw his shadow this week, there’s no reason you can think of spring – and what better way than with this super-soft and subtly textured Mirabeau baby blanket, designed by Brenda Lewis and knitted in Spa. This easy slip-stitch pattern incorporates nearly every color of Spa and results in a very lofty-feeling fabric.

And the Sherbrook sleeveless jacket is just the design for anyone wanting to make a statement – or just wear a very versatile piece. Designed by Tammy Hildebrand in Peacock Country, this vest is crocheted side-to-side and has a fold-over lapel collar down the front. In Peacock, it’s a great wear-to-work piece – or make it in black for a dramatic evening look.

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