La-la-land

Los Angeles

Hello! It has been extremely busy here at Bricoleur Knits (btw, I will finally explain the blog name this weekend). I’m delving into my new job as Jr. Creative Director at Skacel! It’s so exciting to join a family business that just happens to make some of the best knitting needles on the market. Most knitters don’t even realize that they ALSO distribute many fine European yarns. Luscious luxury fibers from Schulana, wildly inventive sock weight yarns from Schoppel Wolle, stalwart sock yarns (and much more) from Zitron…and that’s just a sampling! I’ve had these yarns in my stash for years, it’s going to be fantastic fun working with them. What else have I been up to? Stream of consciousness update: 

…I celebrated a birthday, the last of my roaring 20s…

cake

…made my first Skacel purchase with a birthday gift credit: Hikoo Simplicity for the next Skacel KALZauberball Crazy, a cashmere hat kit and (the most exciting thing) a set of Lace Clicks!…

Skacel Haul

…I visited Los Angeles for the very first time and adored it. I was there teaching for VK Live: Los Angeles. As a total media junkie I was tickled to be walking by movie sets, talent agencies and production houses. I was giddy when I saw Janie Bryant at Bloomingdales. I had an incredibly awesome encounter with Danny Strong, an actor who stars in THREE of my favorite shows (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls and Mad Men). I practically fainted when I boarded my plane and saw Seth Green, aka OZ the sitting in first class. The Hellmouth is Los Angeles!…

Danny Strong

…VK Live, hands down the most glamorous knitting event! Runway shows, amazing lectures from masterminds Kaffe Fassett and June Hemmons-Hiatt, leisurely dinners with old friends, YOGA, sassy new friends…oh yes, and TEACHING! Classes full of wise-cracking, awesome knitters. It was an honor to have them share their weekend with me…

VK Live Fashion Show

…new pattern, the Annex Snood, featured in Weekend Hats, a new book edited by Cecily Glowik McDonald and Melissa Labarre. Knit in Dream in Color Smooshy (truly dreamy) it is just the thing for dodging paparazzi ;)…

Annex Snood

…and perhaps most exciting of all, Body, Mind & Lopi was announced!! Stephen West and I will make our way to Iceland, a place I’ve obsessed over my entire life. Ragga Eiriksdottir puts together incredible Icelandic experiences and I can’t wait to get to know her and her gorgeous country…

…I think that brings us up to speed! Fall is creeping in and I am going to be hunkering down with my book projects and cooking my way through Love Soup! And oh yeah, moving O_o but only to a different Seattle neighborhood this time. If you’d like to see a few more pictures from VK Live click here

XOCR

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