After months of planning, we can hardly believe our wintry weekend with Marie Greene of Olive Knits and Rachel Lundstrom of Six and Seven Fiber is here; while the Friday and Sunday events are sold out, our trunk show and book signing on Saturday is open to everyone. Up for a last-minute road trip? We guarantee it’ll be a weekend you won’t want to miss, filled with wintry celebration: fresh, new patterns for the modern knitter, jaw-dropping handpainted yarns and a chance for wooly communion with makers, near and far.
On Friday, February 22nd, we’ll have an intimate cocktail reception and pre-sale party, where 25 ticket-holders will receive an amazing swag bags, have the first pick of the Six and Seven trunk show and listen to a short presentation by Marie and Rachel and their respective processes as knitters, designers and wool enthusiasts. We’ll be celebrating with a special cocktail, as well as some of our favorite local cheeses, fruits and treats. Rachel has created a custom colorway on a new-to-us base (‘Pollen’, as pictured at right) and we’ll have something amazing knit up for you to see. (Hint: it’s one of the sweaters from Marie’s new book.) And we’ll be introducing Mae, our first sweater Knit-A-Long of 2019–knit with Rachel’s yarn and Marie’s pattern–and those attending the cocktail party will have the first look.
On Saturday, February 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm, we’ll be hosting our friends at Wool & Honey all day long. The shop is stuffed to the gills. Absolutely jam packed. There are hundreds of new skeins of handpainted Six & Seven yarn on the shelves, MUCH of it we’ve never seen, in every weight, color and style under the sun, including tonals, variegated, speckles and even gradient kits. There is an especially impressive amount of ‘Pollen’, our shop-exclusive colorway, in every yarn. (Think socks + matching sweater!)
Not only do we have Marie’s book (and yes, she’s planning to sign them all!), but every single one of her individual patterns will be here, too. And guess who happens to be on the pages of By Hand Issue 8 as one of the issue’s featured hand-dyers? (If you haven’t ordered yet, you can easily order Seamless Sweaters in Two Weeks HERE or By Hand Issue 8 HERE–-we’ll set a copy aside for you.)
We are giving away a HUGE gift basket filled with yarns, patterns and treats to one extremely lucky guest. (A $250 value!) Join us on Saturday and you’ll be entered to win. Not local? We’ll be announcing a way for our far-flung customers to get in on the action, too.
On Sunday, February 24th, we’ll have a brunch at The Granary, where 25 ticket-holders will also receive some knock-out swag bags, eat a farm-fresh brunch, and knit with Marie and Rachel while they share a few tips and tricks on knitting, designing and the process involved in creating beautiful yarns. The Granary is just six miles north of Wool & Honey, and with its open kitchen, huge wraparound porch and loft bedroom, it serves as a year-round cottage nestled on a 300-acre farm. (And yes, knitters will be able to shop at the event!)
Tickets for the cocktail party and brunch are sold out.
Marie’s brand-new book can be found HERE.