The big news this week is the Shibui Trunk Show and opening night reception.
I have long loved the yarns and designs from Shibui Knits, and I am thrilled to introduce this line to you at Crazy for Ewe. Shibui Knits are "a seamless blend of beauty and craft". Modern. Timeless. Chic. If Eileen Fisher designed for the hand-knitting market, her line might look like what Shellie Anderson has done at Shibui. The garments are clean and elegant with subtle details that introduce texture and elevate the simple to the sublime. They have this wonderful concept of mixing very fine gauge yarns to create a unique fabric that brings textural interest to a monochromatic garment.
The Shibui palette is refined and wearable. Their garments are intended to be staples in your wardrobe now and in years to come. A Shibui sweater is an investment piece because you will love it forever, and it will make you feel beautiful and confident whenever you wear it.
I mentioned that I had loved Shibui Knits for a long time, and you're probably wondering, If it's so wonderful, why the hesitation? To be honest, the first time I saw Shibui at TNNA, I was a little intimidated. The booth was carefully branded from images to font. It was all very crisp and modern. The fibers luxurious. The garments elegant. There was a tiny insecure part of me that whispered, "This line might not be for you." I always went away thinking, "If only". And then this past year I said, "If only what? What am I waiting for? I can't be the only woman in Southern Maryland who would love these garments. In fact, I know that there are lots of women here who would welcome the opportunity to knit with these yarns and would love wearing these sweaters." Ginni and Mary and I talked about it, and we made it a priority to bring them in this year. I think you will be very glad we did.
Please join us for the Opening Night Reception, this Thursday, August 4th at 5:30.
We look forward to seeing you at the Shibui Reception - you are always welcome here. ~Ellen