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  • knit fit! and a vasa knitalong

    Have you been thinking about knitting Vasa? Then it's the perfect time to head over to Ravelry and join the September knitalong hosted by Holland Road Yarn Co. of Wellington, New Zealand! Of course, the southern hemisphere is heading into their spring, which makes it the perfect time for southern hemisphere knitters to cast on, but if you live in some of the warmer places up here in the northern hemisphere (like my home state of North Carolina) you've still got a month or two of Vasa-appropriate weather. I was quite excited when I discovered that Tash, who owns HRYC, had chosen Vasa for her store's September KAL, because I had *just* been reading about the store and her yarn, Knitsch, in Extra Curricular magazine. I love it when worlds collide and I'm hoping to work with some Knitsch sock on a design for winter or early spring release... but more on that later!

    If you want to join the Vasa KAL for September, you can find the Ravelry thread right here. I've been enjoying seeing different Vasa tees pop up on Ravelry - it's so fun to see what colors everyone chooses! I hope some of you will join in for the KAL.

    My other announcement today is that Paper Tiger will be a vendor at this year's Knit Fit! marketplace. Knit Fit is a knitting even in Seattle with classes, lectures, and a free-entry marketplace. This year it runs November 2-3 at the Ballard Community Center, and the list of instructors can be found here. I will be releasing my Fall/Winter 2013 collection in the week leading up to it, so I'll have printed copies of collection patterns available and samples on display in the booth! I'm also hoping to put together a few kits, for pieces from the collection and hopefully a few of my other patterns as well (Pine Bough Cowl, anyone?).

    If you're in the Seattle area and a trip to Chicago for Vogue Knitting Live! is a little out of your budget, Knit Fit is a fantastic local alternative. You can view the schedule of classes and events here, and registration can be found here. If you're not up for any classes, you should still pop by the marketplace and say hello! Registration isn't necessary for the free-entry marketplace. I hope to see some of you there!