Thursday, December 31, 2009

repeat from *

Hello and Happy New Year!

Thank you for visiting/continuing on here with me!! I loved my "first" blog. I loved having two blogs. But lately it has gotten a bit much, between ravelry and facebook and here and there. I've enjoyed the holidays tremendously, focusing on my family, and not worrying at all whether to blog something. Tall Son even gave me a t-shirt that says, "I'm blogging this" and it made me that really what I do, all the time?

It was good to step away from it for a few days.

Now it is time to get going again.

I wish you all the best for the coming year. I love being able to start fresh, how about you? (Well we won't even talk about all my WIPs from 2009....does recurring tendonitis count as a good excuse?)

Friday, December 11, 2009

news update

It's been one of those weeks, I tell you.

The long and the short of it is that Tall Son has been sick with what looks to be mononucleosis for about 2 weeks now and there were some moments this week -- we were in the middle of a snow storm -- where I thought I would have to just get in the car and go retrieve him from college. Right before finals week.

Being on 24 hr alert there for a couple of days, I needed to make a decision, and it is this: I am not going to make it to tomorrow's Winter WonderLARK art bazaar. I am sorry to disappoint those of you who had been planning to get some yarn from me. I would have loved to see you, but it just wasn't going to happen. In the end I also did not have enough items knitted up for those customers who like to buy HandMade.

Right now I am just going to sit tight and try to finish knitting up the still long queue of Christmas gifts. We are waiting for more test results from the university health clinic. His last final is next Sunday, and he will be able to come home. I'll be so glad to have him here where I can keep an eye!

My etsy shop is open as usual; please message me from there, or email me, or leave comments here if you are looking for a particular color. Please also consider for more links.

Much love!

Friday, December 4, 2009

new yarn on etsy!

Periwinkle Sheep
merino sport
100% merino wool
approx. 400 yds/skein
kettle dyed
5.5-6 sts /in
retail: $15

above: top to bottom: suede/sweet plum/juniper

antique pink



I am having one of those moments where it is hard for me to put the yarn up for sale...the colors want to jump right on my needles! The 'sweet plum' is especially fine and festive.
Where are you with your holiday knitting? I still have lots and lots to do. I actually bought more yarn today, can you believe it? My friend Stephanie is closing her yarn shop and it was imperative that I take a few skeins home...I have planned an Entomology Hat, two We Call them Pirates hats, some Norwegian mittens...we'll see how far I get.
This weekend, I'll be delivering more sock yarn to The Yarn Boutique in Rochester, NY. I'm going out there to see Tall Son play in a concert with the University of Rochester Orchestra.
And that's all the news I have time to print right now! I hope you have a great weekend.