Sunday, August 31, 2008
I feel the need to say something about John McCain's choice of VP. You will remember I was/am a Hillary person. I wanted to vote for her because of her policy not her gender. I find it insulting that the GOP pundits think that HRC voters will vote for them because of this woman. Palins policy views could not be further from HRC's. She is pro life,pro gun, pro drilling, and thinks we should teach creationism in schools rather than science. I can not see how any of these facts would draw HRC voters. Come on GOP. Do you think I am that dumb? Do you think I will vote for one of my own gender just because we are both women? Yes I want to see a woman in the white house but not just any woman. The right woman.
I want my little girl to grow up knowing that she can be anything she wants and will be treated the same as any man. I feel that we have a chance to make a better America for our children. Obama and Biden will fight for us. For health care, for education, for green energy, for American jobs and for Peace. I really feel Obama has a chance to restore Americas place in the world. I want to live in the America Obama talked about last week in Denver. I want to run screaming from the America McCain offers. He won't even promise to take care of the Veterans who serve our country bravely and without question. If McCain won't even take care of his own comrades in arms who will he fight for? Big oil and the rich? Sorry Mr McCain, not good enough. Not even close.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I would not be able to go anyway because I had my first daycare client start this morning. Before and after school 2-3 days a week. The kids are great. 3rd grade girl and a boy in kindergarten. We will see how this evening goes but so far so good. Now I just need 1 or 2 full time kids and we might just get our bills paid after all. I am hoping getting the first will get the ball rolling.
I am also putting in time at Miss Violets trying to get the yarn skeined so we can dye this weekend. It is a huge order. Should be fun. I am also working on a new column for the chum. Should be up soon.
I hope to have my own line ready for the end of September, very excited about it.
Thats is for today. Maybe knitting tommrow...
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I have been doing a bit of research for the new line of yarns I am going to do up for the L&V shop. I am going for 12 repeatable colorways and some one offs. There will also be Christmas yarns for The Etsy shop too. Now I just need to sell a few more of the skeins in the shop so I can load up on the base yarn. I have left the sale prices on the Guide yarns. I won't be dyeing these colorways again so if you like 'em get 'em now. The LOTR colors are up as well. Remember free shipping on orders of $50.00 or more.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
When my Aunt was here we went to the lys and got 3 skeins of Malabrigo worsted that I'm making a poncho out of. So far very pretty and soft. Should be nice. I have been busy with MB the last few days but tomorrow I am going to list a bunch of new stuff in the shop. Great stuff.
Oh and by the way, I'm going to work for Lime&Violet. MissV asked me to help with the dyeing (as there is a ton of it now) and other stuff. I get to help Adminnie too. Should be fun. MB will come with sometimes. He went out there with me today and was pretty good. He had big fun playing with the dogs and they seemed to like him. Should be very cool.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here is a shot from the shores of Lake Granby from our last trip to the Rockies. I just love this picture.
Anyway, I am mostly gift knitting right now and can not post pictures of most of what is otn. I am knitting a new poncho for MG for school. She has gotten a bit taller this year. I have seen a lot of knit ponchos in the kid ads this year. Funny how some things just keep coming back. Pictures of that soon. I hope to finish it during the women's gymnastic team event tonight.
Speaking of the Olympics. Have you been watching? Did you see the opening? Lighting design has come a loooong way. That 500' LED floor screen was unreal. I know a bit about how that stuff is made and how it is controlled. The lighting on the whole was fantastic. What drew me to theatrical lighting was the fact that I can paint with light. I can create a time and place from nothing. I have been playing with this idea in my yarns lately.
Which brings me to the shop. I am going to put all the Hitchhikers Guide colorways on sale for 15% off starting tomorrow morning. I am going to edit all the prices today to make it easy on myself. I will post a link when the sale starts. Also new any order of $50.00 gets free shipping.
And now my time is up. I need to get the kids out for a bit.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Now if I can get him to hang the shelves in the kids rooms...
Anyway GAL is coming in 2 1/2 weeks! Yay! Wait till you see Toph GAL she is huge now. And remind me to show you Mom's Christmas gift. I finished it the other day and I am rather pleased with it. I did in fact make my holiday knitting list yesterday and I am in pretty good shape. Plus I have most of the yarn I need in stash already.
Well this is a disjointed post... there is yarn winding and picture taking to be done so...later!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
In knitting news. Mom's Christmas gift is done and blocking as we speak. Now on to Dad's socks. I think heavy house socks are the way to go. Dad is pretty set in his ways and I think he will just wear them around the house. So I am going to try some slipper patterns and see what happens. I have some leather to make soles with.
I have some silk fabric in my stash of stuffed saved from the costume shop. I think I am going to try to dye it today. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Friday, August 01, 2008
In other news I joined a few of the Knit night gals yesterday at Miss Violets to dye the Loopy Ewe order. We had a great time and you will love Miss V's new line. Very cool.
GAL is coming to visit in a few weeks! Yeah. She and Future will be here for MG's first day of school. I'm gonna help her turn her first heel.
speaking of socks, I had to rip back Dads sock. It was far to big even for man feet. A size smaller dpn's should solve the problem. However I was not lovin the pattern with the yarn. The pattern really needs a solid color yarn. oh well live and learn. Off to look for good men's sock patterns.