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Because when it's 90 degrees what you want to wear is wool

Thursday was the Twist Collective fashion show, I hosted at the Tigard Knitting Guild. It was also a bejillionty-six degrees, in the shade and still, my volunteer models agreed to wear thick wool sweaters and twirl in front of a full house knitters. I can't tell you how much awesome is contained in that guild. So to everyone there, I am sending a big dog hair covered thank you.

Here are a few of the many pictures my dear friend, Erica (not a knitter!) took. Another big thank you to her. Anyone who would brave that heat to take pictures of something she has absolutely no interest in, is a true true friend, in my book.

Twist Collective Fashion Show at the Tigard Knitting Guild
1. Silly faces while answering questions, 2. Ardent and Willow-Withe, 3. Bernhardt and Sunflower, 4. Uhura and Cleo, 5. Through the Keyhole and Lotus Leaf Mitten, 6. Primrose Path and Postwar, 7. Dulce de Leche and Postwar, 8. Ice Fantasia, 9. Bijou and Sleepy Monkey, 10. Stormsvale and Poffertjes, 11. Petals and Licorice Stick Socks, 12. Broderie and Postwar, 13. Cherry Fizz
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Did I mention that everyone who helped me volunteered and that it was a gatrillion and eleven degrees? Yah, lots of awesome.

In all honesty, it's mostly a blur. Once I'm in "go" mode, I'm flying on adrenaline and what I remember after is pretty vague, but I think the show went really well and that people got to see just how amazing the various garments are in person. Photos never give you a full picture of what the garment is like and seeing things on different body shapes makes it easier to imagine how they'd fit you. I know I walked away wanting to queue almost everything I saw.

So that's about the long and short of it. To see all the pictures including many of me making goofy face while I talk, you can see the whole set here.

And you can purchase any of the Twist patterns here.

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It looks like a ton of fun! Is the Twist show making some rounds near LA?

I agree, that is friendship. I had a muggle with me in Boston one hot summer day a few years ago and she let me drag her from store to store to shop with no complaints. That's a real friend!


sorry the story about Mars turned out to be a hoax - it actually happened in 2003 (why would someone make up a story like that - it never even occurred t me to check snopes.) I'm disappointed - how did I miss it then?


I agree with Gudrun - maybe that getting in the zone accounts for it. And what is up with the weather this summer? They've had far more hot days in Palo Alto than we have had in Chicago. The other day (I think it was Thursday - if not, it was Wednesday) at about 11:00 in the morning it was only 63 here (very cool for a July late morning) & it was just under 80 in Palo Alto - at 9 am. It was 100 one day this week there (& my oldest grandson is already a Ca boy - coplains if it's not 75 & sunny.) Have you heard about Mars? My brother sent me a story about it - in August, it will be closer to the Earth than it has been in at least 5,500 years & won't be for at least another 2,000+. On Aug 27th, when thee is a full moon, it will appear right next to the moon in the sky & be about the same apparent size. You'll probably have a better view with less light pollution than here. Too bad I'm going to PA the first week of Aug & not the last!

I looked through the photos on flickr and thought you looked amazingly cool and calm in them all!


It looks like a great time was had by all!


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