Thursday, August 28, 2008

busy busy busy

It's been awhile since I posted! Time is just flying by! Last week, I was spending as much time as possible with Joel before he left for a week in Canada; this week, I've been trying to stay busy while he's gone! I've succeeded! ;)
The kids and I have been doing "Fall Cleaning" in our house. We've managed to do all of it- top to bottom- except the closets and the laundry/mud room. That room just seemed too much to tackle yet. I would do it tomorrow, except I HAVE to get ready for the school year! DD will be in 2nd grade (except in Math--1st grade), and ES will be starting Kindergarten. So I've got a bit of organizing to do in the next few days! There is just so much I want to do with them; I need to sit down and figure it all out clearly.
In the meantime- I have actually been knitting in small moments of spare time. I took a brief hiatus from designing the LotR club socks to get caught up on some of my Christmas knitting. I actually finished 2 gifts, but one of them promptly got shrunk (accidentally, of course) but being put in the dryer- so I am having to redo it. *sigh* Oh well. So at this point I have 2 projects on the needles (undisclosable, sorry) which I need to finish, and then it's back to LotR! Which is getting a lot of unexpected mention!! We were actually mentioned on the Daily Chum! Very exciting. I'm very excited. Are you very excited?? You should be excited. This is very exciting, you know. ;-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New designs for sale

I recently designed 2 bath sets for the Unique Sheep with their new yarn, Pima Petite. Here are the results:

I absolutely loved doing this. This is the ultimate in cotton yarn! Soft and easy to use. Not elastic- cotton isn't- but still easy to work with. Go here if you are interested in these patterns!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Here is what I got with my coupon! Koigu KPM for socks; BabyBoo in 2 colors for colorwork socks; and 8 skeins of Tahki Cotton Classic for a tank top. I am actually planning on making all these for me. It seems very selfish- but I want you to know that in 5 years of knitting, I have only made myself 3 shirts (that I kept). I have done a lot of knitting, but not for me. And I do intend to keep that up- but I also intend to find out why some of my family keep asking me for handknit socks. Why are they so much better than purchased? I believe it- but I want to test the theory myself ;)
There is that, and there is the fact that I was pleased with the silk tank top I made myself early this year and want to see if I can make a better one with cotton. I am a bit low on tank tops nowadays- and they are my favorite summer wear.
Besides, if I get to this "selfish" knitting before Christmas, I will be shocked. I have so much knitting that must be done before Christmas that anything not intended for a gift is very low on the list! But I am enjoying looking at my new yarn and feeling how very soft it is! :) So wild. It's still odd that I actually won a drawing.

Well, other than that, it's been a normal busy week. Keeping up with the kids and working on the LotR sock club sock patterns-- as well as keeping my house clean.......which reminds me...........I gotta go now. ;)

Enjoy the eye candy!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

I am in shock!

I can't believe it! I just got a call- I actually won something!!!! I always put in my name for a drawing whenever I go to The Yarn Garden, but I never win. I actually won this month!! A $100 gift card to the store. It doesn't seem real- maybe it will when I go and get the card this afternoon. Hmmmm............what am I going to get?? I really don't know. I am so busy with the LotR sock club that I haven't really thought of what other things I want to knit right now. I'm going to have to go look through some pattern books and think about that for awhile.:) What a fun thing to think about!! :)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Secret Knitting Partially Revealed!

So I finally get to share what I have been working so very hard on the last month! I can't show you pictures, b/c that is still a secret; but I can tell you------ I have been designing socks for a new sock club for The Unique Sheep. It is very exciting, and I must say, I am REALLY excited about these designs! They are all inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings. The club starts in February, but for the purpose of providing the best possible quality, sign-ups are limited. Go here for more information.