Recently, my husband and I moved to Austin Texas. Aside from the snow/freezing rain right now, we love it. One of the greatest things about the move is that I am so close to such incredible creativity and crafty business people such as the ladies of the Austin Craft Mafia.
I belong to the Austin SnB, although work has kept me from attending a meeting, and as such received a great offer in my email in box. Vickie Howell of Knitty Gritty and Stylelicious and several books has a new yarn collection coming out and needed people to knit sample items for her collection. I jumped at the chance and as a result can now say, "I have worked for yarn." Vickie is working with SouthWest Trading Company and has some incredible colors of yarn coming out.
I knit one of Vickie's patterns using her "Rock" yarn. It is a really cool shade of green and is very soft and easy to work with. Please know that I am not getting anything by endorsing the yarn. I just wanted to share the work I did as it was my first attempt with a lace pattern and it came out well. And I am excited about the opportunity I got to take advantage of.
Enough with the talk, here are some pictures. . .
the wrap is just over 5 feet long and 2 feet wide. Even though it is a lace pattern, it will definitely keep you warm. The color of the yarn is closest to the picture where it is folded and in the window.
I just wanted to add some cool news. I sent the wrap and as in the agreement, I was asked to pick out the yarn I wanted to receive as payment. Best yet, they offered me the chance to do another small project for them. This is so cool. I am expanding my skills and getting free yarn for it. This just goes to show, join your local SnB, you never know the opportunities that will come from it.