Thursday, November 25, 2010

Saturday Sale!

ETA a friend of mine (who's having a crazy sale!) wanted to give a membership, feel free to do the same! In the notes leave the address of where you want the gift to go. That goes for all items in the shop! Nothing like a wooly gift this winter.

So Etsy has coupon codes. I think that's a good excuse to have a sale! Enter SASSY in for your code and get 15% off on Saturday. Saturday is small business shopping day. And I think Knitted Wit qualifies as a small business!

In the shop you'll find some new yarns (did a mini photo shoot in the living room) and the 50G Club. A great way to get a club on the cheap! The club is priced at $42 and shipping is separate. I'm also doing a cheaper shipping option this time. Instead of $4.95 a month it's only $2.50 I think. So if you buy on Saturday it would be....42.08. Basically the shipping is free! I just realized I haven't showed you what Sept/Oct/Nov clubs looked like. I have pictures of what the yarn turned in to but I forgot to take pictures of the treats!

September, Caramel, I sent little salted chocolate caramels from Alma Chocolates here in town. The b-e-s-t chocolate you will ever eat!

November, Watermelon, I sent a tote bag that my husband air brushed and I dyed. You can't have enough bags right?

I'm having major issues with my camera/computer loosing photos so you'll have to go to the project page to see October's yarn. It's call Streaking, not the naked kind. What did I send... some little tags to label gifts and cute stitch markers from Lantern Moon.

I think I might start a fiber club too. Three months at a time with 4 oz of fiber, mainly featuring sheep with a few silks/tencel/bamboo thrown in. What do you think? I think I'll put that in the shop too. $50 for three months, plus shipping. The coupon will work on this too! So much fun to be had! ETA it's now in the shop!!

I wanted to share some pictures from the photo shoot. It might explain why I don't get a lot listed in the shop!

Everybody in position. e wanted to 'work' too

wow, what beautiful yarn!

just out of lenses view

I took this yarn out of the box and e was amazed, he had to kiss it he loved it so much. He did that when I was knitting the watermelon hat too. When I told him I was making it for a baby he came over and kissed the yarn. Even after I said it wasn't for baby o he still liked it! Such a sweetie.

So I know we're all shopping and getting ready for the holidays but I wanted to share a place to give to. Check out this blog post and see all of the amazing quilts that are being given away for only $10 a ticket! Amazing!

Happy shopping this weekend and take advantage of SASSY on Saturday!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

a shout out!

So a dear friend of mine (and co-worker) wrote a little blog post about me. So sweet. I'm not crazy about the pictures but I wasn't in a super picture mode. Having two small monsters puts me at the bottom of the shower totem pole!

In other news, I'm thinking about opening a shop on Storenvy. I'm going to look into it a little more tonight. I still have everything up in the etsy shop so no worries.

Crackers! I just remembered that I was going to show you my holiday knitting. I'll try to snag some pictures tomorrow at the studio. Have I told you how much I love our new studio space. So sad to not have the Lantern Moon folks around. And e l-o-v-e-s FarmSchool. I don't think my child care situation could get any better!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

another lesson

So wow. I can't believe how many lessons I've gotta learn! Lately I've been overwhelmed by all the things I want to do but don't know how to squeeze in to the day. So surprise, nothing gets done! After the class I took with Lee I've been dying to make a pdf. But I can't figure out how to get it all done in one sitting. Guess what Lorajean? There's a feature called SAVE! So, baby steps here I come.

Speaking of lessons, I took another class today at Twisted. Photography with Vivian, it was pretty fabulous. I learned how to use my camera. It's pretty amazing what you can do when you know how to use a tool correctly.

see the difference! The top picture I prefer. I like the lighting better. So excited! I'm going to go back and re-shoot all my photos of yarn. And hopefully it'll be the last time! Nothing like learning lessons.

What lessons have you been learning? I know I'm not the only one being kicked in the pants by life!

Up next time: everything on the needles + 50G Club. I haven't shown you all the things I've been making with the club yarn. Speaking of, I need to finish knitting up this months project.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Catch Up

So it's been a little busy, surprising I know! So there was a sale at the studio, a birthday party, a potluck at the neighbors house, music class, meet up with a friend, farmer's market, trick or treating. And that was only Saturday and Sunday! I took a million pictures the last little while, but I think I'm going to send them directly to flickr and put a few here. I finally recovered all the pictures, they're on the desk top and laptop and external hard drive. Paranoid? Yes. But don't you know it I need to upgrade my flickr account, so they're not there yet.

I got some spinning done, I need to take the yarn off the bobbin and wash it. I used a bat I bought online a year ago. I spun it up to go from yellow to orange to hot pink to purple. Pretty amazing! I'm thinking a shawl in garter stitch. I didn't do the best job spinning, it started out pretty thin and ended a little thick! I'll secure some pictures tomorrow.

And the knitting, yikes I need pictures of the knitting! I'm working on holiday gifts, a few hats are in progress. I need to start another one and a cowl or two. I also need to cast on the knitting projects for the November 50G Club. This is the last installment for this session. But just you wait, there will be more! I feel like this a total drive by blogging but it's what I got.

Here's a picture from today. We went up to Oma's house to help with some house repairs. Or not, it won't load. Grrrr. Imagine lots of trees with beautiful sun light. I'll get them on flickr and share the link. I think I'll also come back more focused. One can have hope!