Monday, July 28, 2008
Here are the new fibers. Henry V and Hotspur. I hope someone buys these I would love to see them spun up. I have sold my wheel as I was not really using it and I needed the cash more than another hobby. But after seeing my fiber spun up by Ms. B I really want to see how these new ones spin up. I tried to get a really deep color. Remember If you buy 2 US shipping is free. And I will ship internationally if you like just convo me!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
In shop news I have the last of the roving's dyed and ready to list. I just need some pictures first. This will be the last of the roving for a while. If it sells I will restock it. I have been slowly listing the new colors. Keep checking back to see new things.
In knitting news I am plugging away on Moms Christmas gift as well as GAL gift and a pair of socks for my Dad. I was going to knit him a vest but he seemed to like the socks I knit Hubby so socks it is. Dad's are not as loud as Hubby's are. I have only just started the pattern part so there is not much to show. I won't be showing you Mom or GAL's cuz they read this and then it just would not be any fun.
In Family news the MK's are getting on each others nerves. We keep calling MG's friends from school and leaving messages but never get a call back. I feel bad for her. We have been going to the park and doing things around the house to keep busy. Money is tight so there have not been tons of movies and eating out this summer.
I know I have not been writing much lately. I have been so stressed out about money that I have not felt like writing. I have been looking for a part time job and trying to push sales in the shop. I was able to transfer some money from the shop to the household account this month so that made me feel a little better about it. Its funny how sales and comments perk me up. Makes me feel like I am doing something right after all. Ok enough of that "oh poor me" stuff. I have to make lunch for the Monsters. Back soon.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
From The Hitchhikers Guide line
St Crispin's Day
I really like it. I was playing with some of my favorite colors for lighting shows. I was thinking of Henry V. Rich red and oranges of dawn on the battlefield breaking through the foggy damp of night. The hero raises his sword and rouses his troops for battle. It is a very famous speech. I heard is again in an ad for a video game. Funny how the muse works.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day. (IV, iii)
In other news the wonderful Ms. B is spinning the fiber I dyed for her. It looks so pretty.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
In other news I am now posting for Lime&Violets Daily Chum. You should see post from me 3-4 times a week. I am working on knitting/spinning/fiber tools and such. If you find something cool drop me a link and I will check it out.
I added some new yarns at the shop too. Take a peek.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I got a new camera battery last night so I will have pictures soon of all the new yarns and finished socks! I also started new socks out of one of the new colors.
back soon with pictures.
ps Sarah I sent you an e-mail about test knitting. did you get it? you can e-mail me sandyknits ATgmailDOTcom
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I did get some dyeing done yesterday pictures soon.
The kids are having a great time with Papaw and Grandma S. They love the lake and the boat rides. P &GS seem to be having a good time too. The dogs are a little upset that we took the little people away. Winston misses his sleeping buddy. I pick the kids up tommrow.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I hope to get a lot done next week as the MKs will be with Papaw and Grandma S for 4 days. I am going out to help Miss V dye the next Loopy Ewe order on Monday. That should be fun. She is a blast. Tuesday I will be dyeing here all day. I have some silk fabric I want to play with too. Gotta run kids to play with...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
In shop news. I have the first of the spinning fiber ready for the shop.(I hope it s dry this morning!) Ms. B will be glad to know that it is the colorway Strider. Pictures later today. Also the last of the Guide colorways. I will be starting on the fall/winter colorways soon. I really enjoyed working with a theme so I am thinking about one for the f/w line. I have too many ideas to count right now. I need to do some research.
In knitting. I finished the Estes scarf. The lace shawl still needs to be ripped back. I am not too sure about that one. I may just restart it. I am working on some socks too. Not sure what I'll do next. Maybe Dads Vest. or maybe a fair isle hat. or maybe some mittens.
Hope you all enjoy the long holiday weekend!