Living Vicariously Through Anzula Takeover: Part 1

Want some real truth? I regularly snoop Anzula head honcho Sabrina's social media. My life is so locked into routine between the kids, the day job, the husband, and ugh, the laundry, and I don't get out much. Like, ever. It has been three and a half years since my list trip to the beach.

But you know who gets out? Sabrina. You know who has been on a whirlwind yarn adventure that is taking her from LA the way up to Alameda County? Sabrina. A lot of my time is spent living vicariously through her days. 

That said, stalking is only creepy if you keep it to yourself, right? Right. That's my story anyway. Here are some of my favorite photos of her life on the road.

January 19: "I don't know when the Grapevine was last this green." That afternoon she was at A Major Knitwork in Van Nuys for the first show. Because who needs rest?

January 19: "I don't know when the Grapevine was last this green." That afternoon she was at A Major Knitwork in Van Nuys for the first show. Because who needs rest?

January 20: The Trunk Show Madness contnued at Jennifer Knits

January 20: The Trunk Show Madness contnued at Jennifer Knits

January 21: "Have you heard of a flat white? So yum, and starting the morning off right before our show at Twist Knits" At Two Guns Espresso in Manhattan Beach.

January 21: "Have you heard of a flat white? So yum, and starting the morning off right before our show at Twist Knits" At Two Guns Espresso in Manhattan Beach.

January 21: I love this photo—booking March tour dates while soaking up the sun at Manhattan Beach. Even when she's relaxing she's still working. I only have two modes: on and asleep. So impressed.

January 21: I love this photo—booking March tour dates while soaking up the sun at Manhattan Beach. Even when she's relaxing she's still working. I only have two modes: on and asleep. So impressed.

January 22: "We just got a fresh shipment of spinning fiber in!" at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company.

January 22: "We just got a fresh shipment of spinning fiber in!" at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company.

January 23: the tour took Sabrina to Yarn del Sol. She was exhausted by the end of the day but she was still "Knitting #WandaEstelle in Cole. I'd like to keep knitting, but it is sleepy time."

January 23: the tour took Sabrina to Yarn del Sol. She was exhausted by the end of the day but she was still "Knitting #WandaEstelle in Cole. I'd like to keep knitting, but it is sleepy time."

January 24: before the trunk show at Common Threads, first a serene escape to Succulent Cafe in Oceanside.

January 24: before the trunk show at Common Threads, first a serene escape to Succulent Cafe in Oceanside.

January 24: "Last few shows, there have been large crowd right at set up. I feel so guilty that we can't get the trunks looking proper, but between customer service and pretty, customer service comes first." at Common Threads in Encinitas.

January 24: "Last few shows, there have been large crowd right at set up. I feel so guilty that we can't get the trunks looking proper, but between customer service and pretty, customer service comes first." at Common Threads in Encinitas.

January 26, after a day of rest and before heading to Yarning for You: "Good morning! Every time I wake up and look out this window, I can't help but think this palm frond looks like eye lashes. Am I peeping out a giraffe's eye?"

January 26, after a day of rest and before heading to Yarning for You: "Good morning! Every time I wake up and look out this window, I can't help but think this palm frond looks like eye lashes. Am I peeping out a giraffe's eye?"

January 27: "Truffle maple bacon fries. Better than so many things in life." at Umami Burger in Santa Monica.

January 27: "Truffle maple bacon fries. Better than so many things in life." at Umami Burger in Santa Monica.

January 27: "Hello Santa Monica!" at Wildfiber.

January 27: "Hello Santa Monica!" at Wildfiber.

January 28: "Here's to enjoying moments. I'm going to have to do some road life office work shortly, then we have our trunk show at @anacapafineyarns, then a 4 hour and forty minute drive to Santa Cruz. But this moment, this moment is mine and I'm going to enjoy every bit of it."

January 28: "Here's to enjoying moments. I'm going to have to do some road life office work shortly, then we have our trunk show at @anacapafineyarns, then a 4 hour and forty minute drive to Santa Cruz. But this moment, this moment is mine and I'm going to enjoy every bit of it."

January 29: "I don't even remember the last 3 hours." Said like a true rockstar. Yarn rockstar. At The Swift Stitch in Santa Cruz.

January 29: "I don't even remember the last 3 hours." Said like a true rockstar. Yarn rockstar. At The Swift Stitch in Santa Cruz.

January 30: A quick stop at Knitting by the Sea to make a delivery! Because, Carmel. There's no way you don't stop in Carmel.

January 30: A quick stop at Knitting by the Sea to make a delivery! Because, Carmel. There's no way you don't stop in Carmel.

January 30: This one makes me especially jealous. Pacific Grove is one of my favorite places on Earth. 

January 30: This one makes me especially jealous. Pacific Grove is one of my favorite places on Earth. 

January 30: And here she is at Monarch Knits. I love this shop. And I love that shawl. So basically my jealously is running high right now.

January 30: And here she is at Monarch Knits. I love this shop. And I love that shawl. So basically my jealously is running high right now.

Today, January 31st, the tour takes her to another shop that I love, Green Planet Yarn in San Jose. I can't wait to see what she's up to next. Don't worry. There are at least six more stops in February, so I'll be sure to share what she's been up to. And if you live in California's Bay Area try and make it to one of the upcoming Anzula Takeover dates!!

Introducing the New Anzula Winter 2016 Colorways!

We're a little nutso about color here at Anzula. We'd have to be to navigate the subtle and nuanced differences between say, Bark and Rootbeer. So it should come as no surprise when we announce our new colorways, we're probably even more stoked about them than you are. (However, you should be stoked. You should be very stoked!)

These four beauties are making their debut just in time for TNNA—speaking of stoked. Even if you're not running amok at the trade show you can be among the first to see our new colorways.

Without further ado (drumroll, please.), here they are!

Bubblegum, Opal, Alice, and Lottie

Go Ask Alice

Alice is a crisp, bright blue that evokes big blue saucer-eyes and insatiable, childlike curiosity. Next stop, Wonderland!

It would mean a Lottie

Lottie is a sophisticated gal, smooth and cosmopolitan. Her friends only admit in hushed voices that they are green with jealousy over her richness and complexity. 

It's Opals to Oranges, m'dear.

A sleek gray with different hues of lavender striated throughout, Opal's multi-dimensional effect is elegant and ever changing just like the gemstone. Put this one on the list for every October birthday on your knitting list.

Bubblegum Pop Star

Frenchy from Grease called, she wants her failed cosmetology practicum back. But really, is there anything more nostalgic than a good Bubblegum pink? Gaze into the twisty ply and remember all the Bubble Tape you talked your mom into buying for you. 

So there you have it: the winter 2016 colorway line-up. We hope that if we don't see you at TNNA, we will soon as we embark on another tour! 

Coming soon to a California LYS near you—#AnzulaTakeOver Trunk Show

Anzula is about to hit the road again—it's been a while since we've shown our home state love—and we hope to see you there! Check out our California tour dates and come see us as we take over your favorite LYS

January 19
3p  A-Major-Knitwork, Van Nuys, Ca

January 20
12p  Jennifer Knits, Los Angeles, Ca

January 21
2p  Twist Yarns of Intrigue, Manhattan Beach, Ca

January 22
3p  Alamitos Bay Yarn Co., Long Beach, Ca

January 23
1p  Yarn Del Sol, Mission Viejo, Ca

January 24
2p  Common Threads, Encinitas, Ca

January 26
2p  Yarning for You, San Marcos, Ca

January 27
3p  Wildfiber Studio, Santa Monica, Ca

January 28
4p  Anacapa Fine Yarns, Ventura, Ca

January 29
2p  The Swift Stitch, Santa Cruz, Ca

January 30
1p  Monarch Knitting, Pacific Grove, Ca

January 31
2p  Green Planet Yarns, San Jose, Ca

February 2
4p  Nine Rubies Knitting, San Mateo, Ca

February 3
2p  Imagiknit, San Francisco, Ca

February 4
3p  Atelier Yarns, San Francisco, Ca

February 5
3p  Atelier Marin, San Anselmo, Ca

February 6
1p  A Yarn Less Raveled, Danville, Ca

February 7
1p  Avenue Yarns, Albany, Ca

Not a Californian? Don't worry, we're always on the move. You can keep up with all our travels on our Events page.