Sock Summit – at our booth (#300)

Marketplace Booth 300

Our marketplace booth is #300 – just to the left as you walk in the hall. Our booth is featuring local and handcrafted products from Big Alice Dyes, Black Trillium Fibre Studios, Pico Accuardi Dyeworks, Silverpurl and Squire Country Crafts.

We’re offering a 5% discount for cash purchases at our booth (don’t give that money to the credit card companies – keep it!), AND a coupon for in-store purchases. So stop by and say hi!

My Grandmother’s Knitting Trunk Show
Times TBA. Come to our Sock Summit Booth (#300) and fondle the projects from Larissa Brown’s new book, My Grandmother’s Knitting. You can also get your hands on a free copy of the book (limited number available, and on a first-come, first-served basis) on Saturday, at 11am and 3pm. Pico Accuardi will also be giving out free miniskeins, along with a free pattern from the book, until supplies run out. If you’re not lucky enough to get one of the free copies, you can preorder one either in our shop or online.

When most people think of their grandmother’s knitting, they might not immediately see the connection to a modern knitter’s life. But in My Grandmother’s Knitting, Larissa Brown shows us that nothing could be further from the truth. Many of today’s hippest and most popular knitters found their passion for knitting under the tutelage of their grandmother or another revered family member, and in this book, they share stories and patterns inspired by their memories and their gratitude.

Among the 26 contributors to My Grandmother’s Knitting are Wendy Bernard (Custom Knits series), Teva Durham (Loop-d-Loop series), Norah Gaughan (Knitting Nature), Joan McGowan-Michael (Knitting Lingerie Style), and Leigh Radford (AlterKnits series and One More Skein) as well as many other popular designers such as Jared Flood, Cookie A, Ysolda Teague, Anne Hanson, Kay Gardiner, and Meg Swansen.

Larissa Brown is the co-author of Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together (STC Craft, 2008). Her hand-knit designs have appeared in Knit.1 magazine, Knitty, and on her blog, Stitch Marker. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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