So, as you’ve noticed, I haven’t had very much time to blog lately. To be honest, it’s been stressing me out. I told my mom about it and she offered to do a guest post! She’s adorable. Here it is:
You’ve probably been wondering what’s been going on in the yarny life of Toby Roxane. I can vouch for the fact that she’s been up to her earlobes! So much so that she hasn’t had an opportunity to write and let you know what’s been happening for herself. As someone pretty close to Toby, I’m happy to be a guest blogger and keep you in the loop of the crazy world of Toby Roxane.
Well, to begin, Toby pretty much told you herself what went on in her life during the month of January. But as January froze into February, she got several invitations to do trunk shows and book signings at several of our LYSs. This was somewhat frenetic but also a lot of fun. Toby always loves to meet the people who make her patterns. It’s inspiring and fuels the fire that becomes her inspiration. Her next one is coming up this Sunday, March 30th, at Knit-A-Bit in Westfield, NJ.
In February at The Village Knitter, in Babylon, NY, she premiered a new class, Anatomy of a Shawl. An all-day workshop that teaches the techniques for making and designing shawls in every shape and size imaginable, it was lots of fun for all. Another class that is soon to premiere is Understanding Charts. This is a terrific class for all of you who have always loved knitted lace and/or cables, but find it difficult to follow a chart.
Toby’s got several new ideas in the works. Hint: Sweaters! Sweaters! Sweaters! So if you think her shawls are spectacular wait until you see these cardigans and pullovers. Inspired by the hand-dyed yarns she loves, the shapes and construction are interesting and clever and the yarns are simply scrumptious. More to come very soon about plans for a new book…this time, it’s sweaters.
Spring TNNA is very early this year. It’s the first weekend in May in Indianapolis and Toby will be there. Second only to spending time with her fans and friends is socializing with the industry knitting people. She’ll get to see and squeeze some of the new yarns that are coming out soon from all your favorite yarn folk.
She’s just itching to dye another batch of yarn, so that’s an undertaking that will get underway as soon as she purchases the yarn to dye. There’s nothing more satisfying than designing your own knitted garments and knitting them in yarns that you’ve dyed yourself!
And life has been anything but dull with the search for a new studio. Hopefully there will be news on that front shortly.
So, watch this spot to catch up with the days in the life of knitwear designer and all-around fun gal, Toby Roxane.