Trunk shows and blog tours!

On Saturday I got to get my Contemporary Irish Knit trunk show out on my home ground at Cork.  There is a knitting and craft shop here called Vibes and Scribes that has a great selection of wool, books, and general crafty goodness.  It is packed to the rafters with goodies so there was much shifting of stock to fit me in for the morning!  I had a steady stream of knitters calling by and we got to chat about tension/gauge squares, cables and reading charts.  With a few hints on magic loop and tightening up your cable stitches thrown in along the way!  I am very grateful to the very talented Evin O’Keeffe who took all the photos in today’s post.  I’ve got a link down further if you’d like to see more of her photos.  It was extra impressive as she was busy leaning over the table photographing while 7 months pregnant!

You can see my full set up here, complete with my trusty I-pad that is invaluable when doing trunk shows, knitters can’s miss the photos!

This was Evin’s favorite of the Ardara tunic.  If anyone want to see all the photos Evin took when she came to visit you can view them here.  You can see some from fiber Feis as well as an added bonus….and pretend that it’s still summer!

Knitters are making great progress with The Ultimate Contemporary Irish Knits KAL.  There are already some beautiful finished pieces starting to appear.  This is running until the first of December so join right in.  We are pulling together some great prizes for this so don’t miss out!

Later on today the final stop on my blog tour will be up – Ilga Leja.  If you’ve missed any of the tour stops you can view them all below.  Thank you everyone who has taken part, I appreciate your support and kindness so much.  And a big thank you to all the readers as well, I hope you found the tour interesting and discovered some new facts along the way!

Tour details:
15/9/2011 Stephen West
17/9/2011 Hoxton Handmade
21/9/2011 Shannon Okey
23/9/2011 Rosemary Hill
25/9/2011 Ann Kingstone
27/9/2011 Marly Bird
29/9/2011 JC Briar
1/10/2011 Woolly Wormhead
3/10/2011 Anne Hanson
7/10/2011 Stephannie Tallent
11/10/2011 Alice Yu
13/10/2011 Michelle Miller
15/10/2011 Deirdre Thornton
17/10/2011 Ilga Leja

Speaking of blog tours, tomorrow it’ll be my turn for a stop in the blog tour of one of my favorite designer’s Woolly Wormhead.  I’ll be taking a look at her newest book ‘Bambeanies‘ which is full of cuteness for little ones!

I’m getting so excited about heading to Glasgow this week, can’t wait to meet all you lovely knitters!