Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A flurry of activity

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There's been a flurry of activity over here (but no actual flurries. Winter, where are you?) Lots of exciting happenings here behind the scenes (and very little sleep):

- I'm knitting another wonderful Knitbot sample, this time with beautiful Quince & Co. Tern
- My toddler knits will be featured in the upcoming B.A.H. magazine. Which is so exciting! B.A.H. is one of the best online publications, and is created by the wonderful Arounna of Bookhou.
- My Gris Handknits line is now carried in two amazing bricks-and-mortar shops: Bookhou of course, in Toronto, and ABK Custom Leather Craft in New York City (if you go to NYC, you MUST check out ABK. Alya makes the most beautiful leather bags, shoes and accessories. I own a bag similar to this one, and adore it. Worth every penny!)
- I just mailed off a few pieces to Jenny Gordy, the creative force behind the delicious Wiksten line. I am SO thrilled that she asked me to be part of her lovely shop! Jenny has made her own beautiful knits.
- I just opened my very own Gris Handknits Etsy shop! Right now it's a bit bare, but I'm working hard to stock it with all kinds of handmade goodies to keep everyone warm this winter.

Now if the snow could just come...

(Oh and before you think I am a poster child for industriousness, let me just say that my house is completely trashed, I've run out of clean underwear, we've been eating peanut butter sandwiches for diner, and I haven't even dug out my Christmas "box" from the basement yet. Such is the glamorous life of a knitter)


22 comments:








the greenhorn knitter

said...

You certainly are quite the industrious knitter, but also an inspiration. Thank you!





Jacqui Dodds

said...

Great to hear that your work is in some lovely shops.
Also glad to hear that I am not the only one who has a house that is not entirely organised :-)
Jacqui





birgit

said...

giggle
so do i
only for knitting some christmas presents
a clean house and cooked dinner is overrated this time
have a good time
lg birgit





CelticCastOn

said...

Turn those underwear inside out and you'll get a whole other week :)
Kidding I AM KIDDING!!!
So amazing! I hope you'll show us the magazine when it comes out.
The forecast is showing a green christmas for this year :( Maybe that will change. We need a little bit for christmas!





Margie Oomen

said...

i wish i could have every beautiful item in your shop. My mittens keep my fingers so warm.
xo





jenny gordy

said...

Your life sounds a lot like mine right now, ha! When a person is that productive when making things by hand, housekeeping always seems to suffer doesn't it? It's good to know I'm not alone.

So many exciting things for Gris! Congrats. Hope you get caught up and can relax for a peaceful holiday with clean laundry. : )





jenny gordy

said...

Oh, and I should mention that I visited your blog today so I could look at the cozy vignettes in your home as inspiration for decorating! Trying to spruce up my place before my family gets here, and I want them to be comfy.





debbie

said...

your last statement made me feel much better—my apartment has been a disaster lately as i'm trying to finish up my christmas knits. the glamorous life of a knitter indeed!





gale (she shoots sheep shots)

said...

Congratulations- your knits are so lovely!





kim

said...

I am so happy for the success of your venture and your new shop. Busy is good. Good good good. Hope you have a spectacularly warm and happy holiday!





nook.

said...

oh mygoodness, what a fantastic site! I hadn't heard of B.A.H. before. it's wonderful! and congrats on being a part of it! too bad you don't have snow.. i was really hoping we'd get snow too... but being in victoria, our chances are smaller than yours. :) merry christmas.





michele

said...

sending over a flurry of congratulations! especially on the inclusion in B.A.H.





evergreenknits

said...

oh wow, your hands must be a blur of movement. Congratulations for all of these things coming together!





Stephanie

said...

I saw your knits in person at bookhou yesterday and they are every bit as lovely in person (put mine to shame!). I so wanted to buy the two-tone mitts for myself, but unfortunately my budget ...this time. Good luck with this!!! Stephanie (Ottawa)





Jules

said...

SO exciting and lovely to hear about your snowballing entreprise! May it bring you much joy in 2012- and may we all celebrate the value of making over a spotless and ordered existence ; )

Joyeux Noel!





Francis et Rosella Dupuis

said...

Bonsoir Nicole, WOW, WOW, WOW !!! Maman and I are so proud but not surprised to see the success you are having with the wonderful masterpieces you create with those nimble hands and fingers of yours. Félicitations with all the success you are having, specially with the creation of your your Etsy Shop, it really looks very professional. Bon Succès, Luvya, Mamasita & Daddio





Cozy Memories

said...

oh my, I thought I had left a comment & I haven't :( (blushing)
my goodness, girl, you've been so very busy ! Never a dull moment these last weeks !
I'm so proud of you, your gorgeous knits are being sold in the best shops/stores ! And it's all so well deserved !
YAY for the Etsy Shop too ! You are so on a roll !
I hope you find time for yourself too, my friend.
Take good care
xoxo





melissa

said...

gosh, your handknits are beautiful. you must have magical hands! wising snow for you soon. :)
p.s. i'm so impressed that you have your work in wiksten. i have long admired jenny's style!





Carlene

said...

I think you are my favorite knitter ever (don't tell anyone). Your work is just gorgeous. I'm swooning here. So inspiring (also makes me want to spend money). I hope a book is in your (our!) future, that would just be a dream come true. Congratulations on all your success this year! xo

C





Poshyarns

said...

I am so pleased that your collection is doing so well, the pieces are so simply beautiful and I am already imagining how lovely a Gris book might be??





Kathleen Maunder

said...

Congratulations Nicole on all of the wonderful creative happenings in your life and thank you for those two last sentences. I laughed out loud. :)





julie

said...

Nicole, what fantastic news!
I am in love with Gris (concept, designs, all...)
and can't wait to hear more as it develops.
Congrats - so well deserved :) xo