Monday, August 31, 2009
Brooklyn Tweed is Coming to Austin, TX!
Y'all, Brooklyn Tweed, aka Jared Flood, is coming to town November 5 - 8. Now, you might be wondering why I'm telling you this when it's not even September yet. Well, here's why. Do you KNOW who Brooklyn Tweed is? Suzanne puts it this way, "He is to the knitting world what Twilight is to the teenage vampire lit world."
He's a designer, a knit blogger, and an all around color/texture/pattern genius. His classes are, no doubt, going to sell out. Suzanne is still working on the schedule, but here's what you should do if you want to be sure you don't miss your chance to knit with the big dog. Call the store and make sure you're on the newsletter mailing list. If you get the updates regularly, you're probably on the list. But we've been hitting a bump or two with some subscribers, so it's good to check. The number is 512-707-7396.
Next, sit back and dream about the classes. They're going to be super fun and super informative. To get yourself psyched even more, I've got a few links for you to check out:
Classic Elite Yarns
Classic Elite has published a book of Brooklyn Tweed's patterns, called LIVING IN BROOKLYN. As Jared himself puts it: "LIVING IN BROOKLYN presents a daily arrangement of unexpected inspirations—like existing in the midst of an impassioned conversation. In assembling this body of work, I've come to rely on an impossible juxtaposition of parts in my environment—old and new, luxury and necessity, tradition and trend—as a kind of sustenance in my process."
This is Jared's blog. Right now he has the most awesome baby leggings posted at the top. Check it out.
An Interview with Jared
And remember, give the store a call to make sure you don't miss out on the announcement about the Brooklyn Tweed class schedule.
I'll be there,