Thank you so much to everyone who commented, emailed, or messaged on Ravelry about our car accident. It was scary, and we've been very sad over here having to say goodbye to our trusty friend and car, but having such a supportive group of internet and real-life friends is a great help. I'll probably do a goodbye post about the car sometime soon; she was definitely special.
In the meantime, things aren't all bad by a long shot! For one thing, anyone in the Boston area who'd like to come hang out and see the Family Trunk garments in person (as well as the new line of accessories) should mark your calendars; we're having a trunk show there! Here are the details:
Family Trunk Project Trunk Show
August 29, 1-4pm
at Windsor Button, 35 Temple Place, Boston
(right on the red, orange, and green lines, just off Boston Common)
I'm really excited about all the cool stuff we're putting together for this, and about meeting folks I've only known online. We're hoping to have pattern hard-copies and CD-based pattern collections for sale, along with a few little pieces of "merch" that have yet to be revealed. I've been totally flashing back to my days of playing in a band!
And if you need a little extra impetus to show up, how about a sneak peek of another accessory pattern that will be included in the fall collection?
And that's not all...
This hat and mitt set, christened Gerda by my friend Homero (after the brave little girl in Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen), were originally intended for Knitty.com, but are now slated for release along with the Julia Socks and three other accessory patterns in the fall.
This pattern really is a tribute to friendship: not only was it named by an internet friend in honor of a literary friend, but the yellow yarn (Indigo Moon's lovely Apricot colorway, in fingering-weight sock yarn) was donated to the cause by a dear Ravelry friend. Plus, the three pieces all match! (I'm not sure how that continues the theme of friendship, but in my mind it all makes sense.)
We hope to have this pattern and Julia done by the August trunk show, so you should drop by and check them out! And if you're not from the Boston area, I'm working on setting up more of these, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I'll be posting about the other three patterns as the summer progresses, as well as the rest of the fun & silly stuff we're planning.