Saturday night was Susan's night to shine. Her star recently rose as her Fountain Pen Shawl was published in the Spring IK. Blazing Needles, one of the newer shops in town, and a place that also encourages and supports the knitting arts, honored Susan with a special reception. Above is a small showcase of Susan's recent talents. The centerpiece is the Fountain Pen Shawl in Hand Maiden's Mini-Maiden. The design artfully posed on the side of the display is Susan's newest pattern, a scarf based on the shawl, Ink Spot. The yarn Susan used is Habu's #: A-1 Tsumugi Silk, a tweedy silk noil yarn with an exquisite texture. (I've started one of my own and I'll share details later.) The yarn pattern combo will make a perfect summer scarf pattern, a beautiful way to keep the draft of air conditioning from freezing ones neck.
The evening was a load of fun with the Ewe-tah grrls hanging out, sharing lots laughter, and supporting one of our own. Laurie, who always has the right words, shared a very nice toast for Susan. (Can you tell the room was full of hand knits!?)
A good time was had by all and, most importantly, Susan had an inkling of how much we enjoy her friendship, how grateful (and fortunate) we are to have her encouragement and support in our group.