The Ginger Suite Holiday Party

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Owner of hairsalon/indie designer boutique “The Ginger Suite Salon” has been haunting me for the longest to knit some of my designs to be put out in her salon. “Kassandra, do you realize how much work that would be for me?”, I constantly would reply, but that would not keep her from backing off.

Finally, I succumbed and agreed to debut my work at the Ginger Suite Holiday Party which took place last Saturday. I was quite nervous about it as I did not know how non-knitters would respond to my work. And also, would I be able to whip up a bunch of inventory on time?

Feeling overwhelmed


For the past month I have been knitting knitting knitting my little fingers off in order to meet the deadline of December 13th. A few days before the party, Kassandra came to my house to view my inventory and as she stood at my table I expressed my concerns that I would not have enough.

How relieved I was when her reaction was something like “Oh my, you knitted all that???!!!!???”

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And as she gasped at all of my goods (over 10 pairs of fingerless gloves and 16 cowls), I suddenly realized that I had unnecessarily freaked myself out by thinking that amount of inventory would not suffice!

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Succesfully Exhausted

Dear reader, I am happy to report that my knitted goods were received well by the ladies who came to The Ginger Suite Holiday Party last Saturday. I cannot begin to explain to you how happy I am about that!

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To see women trying on my work and then buying it… ah… words cannot express how relieved I was.

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So, dear reader, I hope you do understand why I was not able to blog that frequently over the past few weeks… I have been working hard on my debut at the Ginger Suite Salon, which entailed knitting and finishing untill way past midnight for several weeks in a row!

Now that the pressure is gone, I feel exhausted…succesfully exhausted though…

This blog entry does not do the party any justice though… if you want to see more, please visit The Ginger Suite Salon myspace account.

Theme of the party were vintage slips, earrings and knitwear by Portland indie designers.

GingerSuiteHoliday 2008

GingerSuiteHoliday Party 2008

Also, if you are interested in receiving an invitation to next year’s Holiday Party, please leave me a comment (that way I can see what your e-mail address is and btw, I am the only one who can see your e-mail adress so don’t worry about that) and I will include you in the invitation list!

On another note…

Not only have I been working on inventory, but I also have been working on my patterns. I am so incredibly happy to report to you, my dear reader, that Getting Purly With It patterns have been selling well at CloseKnit’s on Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon.

The first ‘generation’ of my patterns are made in the program Word and contain no pictures. However, I have been meeting up with graphic designers and I am so excited about that! I just cannot wait to show you how my patterns will look like when they are ready…

Needless to say that I have been pretty busy…but I am not complaining because what I do right now in my life, I do out of mere passion. And that is a damn good thing…! SWEEEET!!!


Thank you for reading and untill the next entry (which will be very soon, I promis)!


4 Responses to The Ginger Suite Holiday Party

  1. vanessa.e says:

    wow you!! you’re amazing! It would take me MONTHES to knit all that!! I am sure you’re work was very well received. do you think you’ll be knitting more “inventory” for a shop? good luck and happy knitting. 🙂 v

  2. Susan says:

    Congratulations! I’m happy things went so well for you! You must have worked your fingers to the bone. I hope you’ll have time to kick back and enjoy the holidays.

  3. gettingpurlywithit says:

    Vanessa: I think I will only be working with the Ginger Suite Salon… production knitting is a whole different animal… not relaxing at all!

    Susan: I will kick back for a few days and then full on back to designing and knitting again!

    Thanks ladies for your nice comments!!!!

  4. hello, again, nancy,

    it’s new year’s eve afternoon over in hawthorne. ron and i wil be kid- sitting tonight…last night we had a wonderful, unusual experience for “distance grands,” our 3 and 6 year olds came over to watch “a bug’s life.”

    we plan to be with the group next wednesday night at close knit. have a peaceful new year.

    yours, naomi

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