Wrap me up in Rajashthani-chic...


I love the combination of exotic and whimsical. Who says Rajasthani-chic needs to be oversized gold earrings and an Hermes wrap? Anthropologie keeps the sultry gypsy in check with this adorable bedazzled elephant.

Rajasthani Circus


India's a good place to be violently reminded of your humanity. Don't we all walk a fine line between poverty and beauty?

My first time in the sub-continent I bought hand-painted miniature animal paintings that you can find all over Rajasthan. I found these Indian circus pillows from John Robshaw Textiles and would love to group them together in a nursery or nook....though the tiger might be a bit too much for a little one.

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Nordic Trunk Show

Loving the new Vogue Knitting Video Fashion Preview. VK has always been the more adventurous of the knitting magazines and hands-down the most style-forward. But their Fall '08 issue is simply the best- with gorgeous, accessible patterns for the more dexterous (and advanced) knitter. Check out the suzani inspired mittens by Kristin Nicholas. Can't wait to wear those on a snowy SoHo evening.


VK's new "Made In Canada" section highlights knitwear designers from up north including Veronik Avery, Svetlana Avrakh and Maie Landra of Koigu. And for all those knitters (or would-be knitters) who've always wanted to see how the sweaters really fit before you start the project, VK.com has created some helpful eye candy.


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TNNA Bliss

Yes! My 2nd TNNA Show. Aisles and aisles of boucles, sock yarns, wool, mohair, alpaca, yak, and merino yarns, not to mention knitting bags, accessories, spinning supplies, and a supreme shortage of men.

All this estrogen has made me
ridiculously hungry- I think I had 4 meals today with enough pinot grigio in the past 2 hours to last me through July.

We had fabulous models today showing off knits from the Vogue Knitting & Knit Simple Fall 08 issues, plus samples from Nicky Epstein's Knitting On Top Of The World book, releasing this fall.

I'm so thrilled by the clean, simple lines of Twinkle and
Teva Durham (at least her upcoming pattern line with Tahki Stacy Charles) and their subsequent chunky yarns. Can't wait to knit the Twinkle dress as seen in the TNNA fashion show. La La La La Love it.

xojess