Tuesday, July 21, 2009


So there are a lot of new things going on in my world. I have new yarns debuting at Sock Summit. The new sock yarns include: super wash merino, Shine (merino/tencel), Baaaboo (merino/bamboo/nylon), and last but not least a Falkland super wash sport weight yarn. I know some knitters prefer sport over fingering!

I submitted two of my new color ways for Dye For Glory, a contest hosted by Ravelry for Sock Summit vendors. Peacock, super wash merino. Next up, Peacock using Shine as yarn base.

And just to wet the appetite for new color ways to be revealed at sock summit
One of those yarns is going to be in a swag bag for Deb's Pre Sock Summit Lunch. I can't wait!

So what else is new in life? E has a new shift at work. All breakfast shifts. I haven't had help in the morning with e for what feels like a month. I'm a little over it. But we get more time with E this way so that's a great trade off. I have my lap top back, yay! It makes it a lot easier to squeeze in some blogging (like this right now!). The other super almost new thing is a baby. My sister in law is in labor right now! I can't sleep, I'm so excited and wondering how everything is going. I'll keep you posted and hopefully will have a picture to show.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I was alone today. At my house. For 5 1/2 hours. That hasn't happened since e was born. Wondering where e is? He's at school (daycare)! Just down the street from house, about a block away. I did shed a few tears, but there are a lot of positives and that's what I'm focusing on.

We've had a busy few weeks with no signs of slowing down. After returning from Washington, doing the walk, drawing names for prizes (which still haven't made it to the mail! So sorry!), and coming down with the plague, we hit the road again. Daisy, e and I traveled down to Powers, Oregon for the Fourth of July. The town did not disappoint. It was an amazing weekend. The only problem was I didn't get any work done. I reskeined maybe a dozen skeins, out of the 120 I brought. Not a lot done!

When we got back home I made a calendar and realized how little time is left between now and Sock Summit. Besides the small panic attack, I feel pretty good about the schedule. I just can't have any unexpected life events. There is a baby coming in the family here in portland and that is all that is allowed to happen!

So the great thing about dyeing here alone is how much I got done. I came up with about five color ways that I'm excited to make again. One is for the dye for glory competition over on Ravelry. I hope to have mine up on Monday. The other colors are for souvenir skeins from Sock Summit. I have next Monday to my self so I'm hoping to post some pictures. I gotta run, I only have 30 minutes left to finish soaking today's yarn. Again, sorry to the winners, I'll try to get to the post office this week!