Monday, October 29, 2012

It's been busy

We managed to squeeze a quick trip to the pumpkin patch, we were in and out in 13 minutes! We've been having so much rain, this was the driest day for us to get there. Note to self, go earlier in the fall, even if you're in full denial of fall!
They are getting so big!! Eli ate 3 bowls of cereal the other day!
I've been very busy dyeing. You can always tell when it gets so quiet around here! I dyed close to 70 pounds for Knitting Lab, are you coming? I'd love to see you! I'll have so much yarn and so many colors!!
3 drying racks crammed into the kitchen. We have the heat on, the oven open after cooking beets, a heater on and a fan blowing. Crossing fingers it's all dry in time!
You can't see in this picture, but it is pouring down rain. Dyeing on the back patio is loosing a little bit of it's appeal. Thankfully it is covered, but wow. I was a little damp after 10 hours of dyeing outside!
Yay pineapple express and the drenching!
And now we're squeezing in Halloween. I'm flying down to California Halloween day so I'm glad we got to have a little dress up fun today. Eli is going as Darth Vader, his favorite. Owen is a reluctant R2D2. Eric did a bang up job on the costume! 
I'll be back with a big announcement on November 1st. I'm hatching a plan to get out of the weather!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WIP Wednesday: I need a hat

The cold weather doesn't seem to be going anywhere, and I've realized I need a few things to stay warm. Mainly a hat. While I've been knitting away on Owen's sweater, I might have to put it down so I can have a hat to wear! And who doesn't need an excuse to troll Ravelry for the perfect pattern and cast on a new project?!

What's on your needles? What are you casting on?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Feature Friday: Fall Colors!

A quick post to let you know there's some new pretties in the shop! Some really fun fall colors on super wash merino fingering yarn and a few beautiful skeins of DK, Polwarth and silk. I'm taking the weekend off, the only yarn I'll be touching is my knitting. So crazy!! Orders place between today and Monday will ship Monday. Thank you so much! Oh! A quick reminder!! You can find Knitted Wit at Rhinebeck!!!! Can you believe it?! Find Morgaine at Carolina Homespun and tell her I sent you! And give Brooke a hug, I miss her. She's 3 hours ahead of me!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Feature Friday: Fiber!!

The shop is loaded with fiber!! 
I couldn't help myself, I started spinning Green Man, Shimmer Polwarth.
Happy weekend! I hope its full of spinning!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

{Among Friends} All American

{Among Friends} All American is open!! We are so excited about this club. We'll be knitting with wool that has been grown and processed here in the US. There will be four shipments, with four patterns. Sincere Sheep, Curious Creek and Knitted Wit will be dyeing up all this beautiful yarn! The designers we're featuring are Julia Farwell Clay, Kira K Designs, Christina Wilkins, and Sivia Harding. Wow! Such an amazing line up!!

Because we are focusing on small mills, and specialty yarns we are limiting the amount of spaces in this club. Sign ups are open today through November 15th, or when we sell out. We hope you'll join us on this next adventure as we tour US mills!

I'm mixing things up and getting my spinning wheel out. I'm going to dye up some Polwarth/silk fiber, I'll show you on Friday! That's when all the pretty fiber will be in the shop!!