Friday, September 19, 2008

Here we GROW again!!

Wow, it seems like yesterday when we were putting up construction pictures, but believe it or not, we are going to do it again!!
We are planning to make room for a classroom/dyeing studio, a place for the spinning guild library and future equipment, pattern perusal corner, floor space for all the spinning wheels (so you can just pull up a stool and start spinning on any one you choose) and a cozy visiting area with a fireplace, oh and there is always our growing selection of yarn, patterns and accessories!

I can't resist posting a picture of my new tunisian crochet afghan. We are having a class for this October 2nd at 1:00. There are still a few openings, call the shop if you are interested. You do not have to have any prior knowledge of crochet to do this class and the 45.00 fee includes the hook and pattern also!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hello again old friends

Well, it's been entirely too long since I have let you all into my little world. We have been so busy being new shop owners and, I am sorry to say, blogging has fallen by the wayside. Well, here I am again! :)

Lately I have been in a finishing mood. I finished up my Winter Branches sweater (Rav link here) and it only lacks blocking and "official" Ravelry pictures. I did my final tier row on the entrelac scarf I first entrelac, and I loved it too! You see, I have a new project in mind, and I told myself that I wouldn't start it until I finished up my WIP's. We just stumbled upon the awesome Chic Knits patterns and have stocked almost all of them in the shop. I am in love with the Cassidy!
I have been dying to start it since I saw it a couple of weeks ago and I am finally almost there. Now I have to decide what yarn to use! I only have the thumb remaining on my second mitten of my latest mitten project. I'm so close, I can almost taste that thrill of starting something new. There's nothing like it!

On the personal side of things, I have decided to get a drastic hair cut. I feel that I am due for a change, and this will be it! For those of you who haven't seen me on Ravelry or Facebook, right now I have several blue streaks in my hair. I love it and have enjoyed the thrill of individuality it has given me. Perhaps that is what has inspired me to move on to this new hairstyle...who knows? I will keep you all posted on that development :)

Lately I have been on Facebook entirely too much. I got hooked on it and they connectedness it allows. My group of Facebook friends are so awesome and I love being able to see what everyone is up to at a glance. Although, I imagine some of my non-knitting friends didn't understand the imperative nature of a mitten thumb when I put that as my status, lol. Oh, well...

After stretching my ear lobes to a 10 gauge, I have been obsessed with all the gorgeous jewelry that is available to me! I admit, bought more earrings lately than I have in a long time. These are some glass "squids" that I just got from the GlassHeartStudio etsy shop. Aren't they too cool?!

The weather is slowly hinting and teasing of the seasonal change. I can't wait for the cooler weather! It brings about all these different emotions and do I describe it? You all have to know what I mean though- all of a sudden, on a cool evening, you are craving apple cider next to a bonfire. Or a hayride with all your best friends at a harvest party. What is this transition that comes over us? I have just lately had an elderly-sister-instinct to ensure that all my siblings have warm, handknitted socks. I know that this weather is to blame :) Here are some sibling-toes all toasty warm and ready for fall.

Well, I rambled a lot and I am sorry... but I have missed you all too much! Thank you for waiting for me, and for welcoming me so warmly back into your hearts. Happy knitting and fall!