Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Life is just a bowl of cherries

Well, we are getting in the swing of things here at Enchanted. I am busy knitting up shop samples (it always feels like we're behind on that! LOL), getting class schedules together, ordering new things, etc. Our first order from Schoolhouse Press arrived today. We did a little EZ celebration dance :) Isn't is beautiful? A box full of EZ's books *sigh*...

We also had the awesome opportunity to meet a woman today who buys and resells these beautiful baskets from a few villages in Kenya. She goes over there in the summer, buys the baskets, re-sells them here in the US for a profit, then takes the money back to the people when she visits again the next year. We are honored to be able to contribute to this wonderful idea! This summer she will be getting some baskets on our behalf, but until then we are offering these baskets for sale on her behalf here at Enchanted. Aren't they so incredible?! We are in love! :)

We have continued working on our knitting garden out back. We have spread mulch and it's coming along nicely! What do you think?

Unbeknownst to us we have a cherry tree out there as well. It blooms beautifully in the spring and now we have gorgeous red cherries all over! They are pitted, of course, so we might just be using them for little kid snacks and gourmet bird food, lol. The kids have gathered a bucket full and Marmee has promised them refrigerator jelly if they pit them all...this could take awhile, LOL! Here's the view from our deck out back.

I am going to try to update the blog more regularly now that things are kind of getting more normal around here...I am also working on a spinning project. Cabled yarn! I have never done this, and I am so excited to see how it turns out! I will keep you posted on this :) It will be my first handspun to add to my Ravelry stash...yay!! Stay tuned ***

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