Monday, August 14, 2017

Yarn Crawl! Monday Aug 14 2017

One of my favorite times of the year is coming up.  DFW Yarn Crawl!  This year, just as the two previous years, Jennings Street Yarns will be hosting my trunk show.  My items will be there the whole time, but I will only be in person from 2p to close each day.

The crawl officially kicks off on August 18 and lasts through August 27.  Go to DFW Yarn Crawl to learn more about the event and see all the fun things that Cindy has planned.

I am really looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Shop Update Friday March 3, 3017-Butterflies and Caterpillars

This weeks shop update includes skeins inspired Butterflies and Caterpillars.


Butterfly Garden is the purple and reminds of the vibrant colors in a flower garden.

Flutterby is the black, yellow, and blue speckled yarn.  This was inspired by caterpillars.

Butterfly in the Sky is a 4 color self striping inspired also by butterflies.

Swing by the Brazen Stitchery to check out the new yarn!

Working it Wednesday March 1, 2017

Playing a little catch up today as I haven't had a chance to get on the big computer in a few days, but I don't wanna miss a WIP Wednesday!

So, It's actually not all that exciting.  With all the prep that I am doing for April Madness, i.e. DFW Fiber Fest and Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta, most of my time is spent with the dye pots, sewing machine, or some other behind the scenes activity that requires my attention in order to get ready for the big Month.

But, I DID make some progress, mostly while watching Lemony Snicket on Netflix with my family this past weekend.  The marker is where I was last week.

My goal this week is to keep working on this, during work and any time I can knit a row or two.

One thing Knitting has taught me-a row here and there is still progress!

What are you working on this week?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Shop Update Friday Feb 24, 2017

3 fresh self striping color ways are new to the shop this week.

Starting with the Anniversary Color.  I can't believe it's been 5 years since I opened up shop.  I have learned so much about myself as a person and about running a business.  This color way is 2 compound colors that I have mixed with 2 or more dyes.  So I really feel like its a great choice for an anniversary color-kind of a culmination of skills.

And the other 2 color ways are spring/Easter inspired.  The one on the left is Little Bunny FuFu and is a 4 color repeat.  The one on the right is Peter Cotton Tail and is a 3 color repeat.  Both evoke spring and Easter dresses that I had growing up.  I made myself some socks from the Little Bunny FuFu and they are so cute.  So glad I get to wear them now that I have taken their beauty shots for the listing.

Go to Brazen Stitchery to grab up any of these color ways.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Working It Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

This week, I'm still crawling along on my Find Your Fade shawl.  The marker shows the row that was completed last week.

I am pretty bored with this project, but I think that it's because it is a mega sized project-one of the things I like about socks and hats is that they are almost instant gratification projects.  So I may have to start a smaller project, and keep this one slowly going-maybe dedicate an hour a day to knitting on this and the rest of the time have something nice and quick.

What are you working on this week?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekending 2/20/2017

This weekend we attended a funeral for a friend of my 14 year old.

When he called from school last week, I thought he was just calling me about a ridiculous reason, as calls from school tend to be.  And then he said, 'You know Fayth?' (My mind jumps to he wants me to pick a valentine up for her or he's asked her to the school valentine dance as this was Feb. 14) I say 'yeah' and he says 'Her grandmother took her to a hotel, shot her in her sleep, and then killed herself.'

The class sizes at his school are very small so I heard stories regularly about Fayth, and I waved in the passerby sort of way to her grandmother.  Fayth was always ready with a smile and often said hi to my both of my kids as we walked by each other.  And I know that my children will always carry her in their hearts.

Please.  Please.  If you believe that self harm or the harm of a loved one is the answer, please seek help.  PLEASE SEEK HELP.

Suicide Prevention Website

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Working It Wednesday Feb15, 2017

This week I am still working on the Find Your Fade pattern.  The yarn that I am using right now is dyed by Gynx Yarns.  This is her singles construction yarn thats a SW Merino/Nylon.  I am really enjoying the color and the yarn.  This pattern calls for 7 skeins, so I was supposed to have added yarn 2, but I've decided to work with this one a little longer.  

  What are you working on this week?