Sunday, December 26, 2010


It's the end of the year, lets clean out the shop! 25% off the whole shop including clubs. Inventory25 is the code, go wild!!! I'll be headed to TNNA in less than two weeks. So excited. I have a few new colors to dye up, I've been busy scribbling with color crayons getting it just right. I have a few tricks up my sleeves, and they are deep sleeves. So excited to share soon.

I knitted up a bunch of gifts and forgot to take pictures! D'oh! I'll find some of the boys enjoying the tree for next time. For now shop the shop and make it so I don't have any yarn to count!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

So I had a birthday and got a major new toy, an iphone! Really its for Knitted Wit but I do have a lot of fun using it! Wait, did I tell you about this already? Long story short, there are some really great apps for Knitted Wit. And I love taking pictures/videos of the kids. You might see a lot more of those around here!

We were folding laundry and o was pretty helpful. e was having a great time putting on a bunch of clothes!

So what have I been up to...getting ready for TNNA, tons of xmas knitting, growing boys, working at the j-o-b, and staying up way too late! Tis the season right? I have new colors coming for the spring to show at TNNA, lots of tropics! I did all the merino knots today and tried out a few new colors. The week after xmas I'm going to get into the nitty gritty of ten new color combos and 50G clubs. Pretty excited. I've been having fun with color crayons trying to work out the ideas.

Can I show you another picture of the family? It's been 30 seconds right?

E and e cooking. So sweet. E is way patient with e making a mess and helping. Not my best ability.

This next picture is one of my favorites!

This desk used to belong to my grandparents and some time around when I was 10 it showed up at our house. I've always wanted to have it but we don't have a lot of room in our house so I was thrilled when the dye works moved and there was a little home for it. I'm planning a few more touches for my corner, I'll make sure to post a picture when it's a little more together.

Last night we had an open house/holiday party, f-u-n! It's the perfect space for a party. Thank you to everybody who stopped by! Maybe we should do it again in March, a welcome to spring and all the new colors! But back to the current holiday for a minute. Do you have any family traditions you look forward to this time of year? My family has been thinking about this a lot and I would any ideas from you. What we've decided so far is new p.j.'s every year for the boys, along with a new book. I guess we haven't figured too much out yet! Thankfully they are still young. I feel like it's our last year to not be too serious about anything. e will be 3 1/2 next year and might know a little too much to not do anything!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Community Supported Knitting

So a little announcement! I told you that Chrissy is working on a book about indie dyers and sock patterns to go with the yarn. She also invented Community Supported Knitting where we joined a club and get patterns and then the book at the end. Ingenious! Well, I am the dyer for January! I'm so excited! The yarn is up now in the Shop, if you are part of the club there is a special discount code--don't forget to use it!

So the color way is Ladies that Lunch. I'm sure I've talked about this color. I made it up for Debby's Pre-Sock Summit Lunch (which is going to happen again this year!!). I was the dessert course, which was Tiramisu. Yum. So there's chocolate (brown), different berries (reds/pinks) and cream (white). Yum. I am so excited to see what the sock looks like!

Speaking of seeing the socks (the pattern isn't released to the club until January 1st), Chrissy is going to bring a sneak peak to the Holiday party at the new studio! You're invited! Details are here. I hope you can make it if you're in portland. I know this won't be the last event at the new studio so I would love for you to get to know it!

What else is going on...oh yeah! Sock Summit. I got a booth. Now to start dyeing! I also have a booth at Yvonne's new show. She even has the floor map up. Man that lady is good! We're already working on the lay out for the space. While I'm planning for all of these shows I always have in the back of my mind what o will be up to by then. e will most likely go up to Oma's for the weekend or a few days of the event. At Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival o will most likely be crawling if not walking. It's crazy to think of that! Only 5 months way from a toddler. Ca-razy! Did I tell you that he has tooth number 7 and 8. Yeah. He just turned 6 months old! And he's close to 23 pounds. I have my own little butter ball!

Well I don't think I have any pictures to show you. But I do have a little video I put up of e. It's pretty cute. He is not a nose picker in daily life but for some reason when he saw himself in the camera he went for it. I hope you like it!