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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Addi Lace Needles

First let me state that I love these needles. I wish they made the pointier tips in all sizes. I would so buy them.

I do have a problem though. :( For some odd reason when I use them my fingers and yarn turns black (not dark black, but there is a black residue on it, so it makes the yarn have darker spots. That is not good when you are using a white yarn.)! I had a set of them when they first came out that did it. I contacted the Skacel company that makes them to see if there was a solution. I received a very prompt email that said they were having problems with the first batch and to return them to where I purchased them. I did this and traded them for the new shipment that was supposed to be fixed. Sadly this is not the case for me.

For some odd reason the new needles have been doing the exact same thing. There is nothing that you can see structurally wrong (they look brand new). I just don't understand why this is happening.

I have sent Skacel another email today and I am sure I will get and answer back in the next few days with what I should do. I am just so disappointed. :(

I do not use lotions, or hand soaps with lotions. As many of you know about James and his Celiac, so we use the cleanest, gentlest, purest hand soaps as possible as well as everything else. I have tried washing my hands before knitting with no success. I have tried just leaving my hands as is and still the same result. I am so confused.

I want to knit with my Addi Lace needles. I love the needles, the points are perfect for me, and they feel good in my hands. I am hoping that there will be an easy fix to this. Maybe I just got another bad batch? I hope so. I will gladly trade them in for new ones that won't turn my fingers and yarn black.

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

From the Mouths of Babes

The other day I was looking in some of my knitting toddler/infant books. When ever I would come to a picture with a baby on it James would say "ah that baby is cute." I asked him if he liked babies and he said "no". So of course I had to find out why he didn't like babies. His response to this was..........

"I'm just not good with babies."

What? He thinks that he isn't good with babies?. I know where this one has come from. It is my BIL. Whenever he is asked about kids his response is that he isn't good with them, which is a complete lie, but if that it the way that he feels then there is nothing that anyone can do about it.

As for James, we might have to be changing his mind on this. ;)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very................

Happy Valentines Day!!

Hope you have a great one.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hand Dyed Yarn/Roving Sale - Birthday Blow Out

I am going to leave this at the top of the blog so all now posts will be below.

20% off sale going on through the month of February on all yarns and rovings at Knitted to a T Etsy store.

Hope you stop by and take a look. Thanks!!

From the Mouths of Babes

Ok so I have been wanting to document some of the things that our silly child says. Being a bad mommy I haven't done it, but last night was so funny.

James and Kevin were in the kitchen fixing dinner (green beans, potatoes and sausage). They were in there talking like always and I hear James ask for some M&M's. (one candy that he can have that is GF). Of course Kevin tells him no, because it is almost time for dinner, but he can have some after if he eats well (which is normally no problem - the child eats like a horse). I had just though that James told Kevin no, but the reaction I heard. I ask what happened and Kevin tells me that James' response to no M&M's before dinner was.........

"I have argued with you all day, I am not going to argue with you all night"

LOL We have yet to figure out where he got that from. Kevin and I have never said that and we do our best never to argue in front of him. He could have gotten it from the in-laws. I can see MIL saying that about FIL. Or maybe something on t.v.

Any way the things that come out of his mouth at times are too good not to share. I will post more as he comes up with them. ;)

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Don't forget the Sale and Some Knitting Content

Wanted to remind you all about the sale that is going on at my Etsy Store the month of
February. 20% off all yarns and rovings!! Prices shown are with 20% off. You can click on the mini Etsy on the right of this page as well and it will take you there.

You have all been so kind in welcoming me back to the land of blogging. I think that you all deserve some knitting content.

These socks were made for Kevin out of Malabrigo.

As you can see he has a large foot. Sz 17 to be exact!

Unless I have completely lost it you won't be seeing me making him any socks out of fingering weight yarn. If you year of me talking about it, please slap me back to my senses.

Anyone that has knit with Malabrigo knows the lusciousness of it. It is so soft and lovely. Plus with the worsted weight it made the knitting go faster. Which is always a plus.

Kevin seemed to really like them, but he has yet to wear them. Grrr He said that he is afraid to ruin them. Sigh..... Isn't the point of me knitting them for him to wear them. I didn't expect him to wear them every day, but I thought that they would be nice for around the house since we have hard wood floors. Wool is much warmer than the cotton ones that he wears with his boots.

Oh well maybe one day he will put them on his feet. I will just continue to knit socks for James and myself, since I know that we will wear them. James loves a new pair, or old pair for that matter, of hand knit socks. You would think that you gave him a million bucks.

Well that is all that I have for you for now. Can you believe that there is regular blogging occurring now? :)

Welcome to My New Home


Glad you made it over here. I thought if I am going to do this I should do it to where things aren't so confusing. Please change your blog feeds to this new blog as I won't be posting on the other one any longer.

I hope you enjoy the new blog. The setup is a little different and will take some getting used to for everyone involved, but I think I am going to like. Hopefully you all will to.

Let me know what you think. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blog Reading

Ok so not only have I been bad about posting on my own blog, but I have been really bad at reading all of your blogs. :( I looked at my bloglines yesterday and had 5,000 unread blog posts! I know that there is no way that I will ever be able to get through that many and be able to catch up with everything that you all have been up to. Sorry. I have started a new. If you have posted today I have done my best to comment on it. So what have you all been up to?

There are many things that I need to do in my life to make it a bit easier for everyone. Like getting organized. LOL Not easy with a husband that doesn't know the meaning of clutter and a 4 year old that has too many toys. But I am going to do my best.

I started today by cleaning the bathroom from top to bottom. The next thing to tackle is the closet and under the sink. It is a start that I am hoping will continue with the rest of the house. I need to purge so much junk that we do not need instead of letting it sit around and pile up. There are still boxes in our basement from when we moved that we just put down there and never even looked at. If I haven't used it then I sure don't need it.

I would like to have all my knitting projects organized where the yarn for a project is all together and I have the yarn marked as to what book and project it is that I am planning on making with that yarn. It would be nice not to have to guess as to what I bought the yarn for. LOL

I have quite a bit of yarn and roving that I need to dye up and list as well. That part is pretty well organized, but I need the time to do it and all the other clutter needs to be taken care of first. I am hoping that will help motivate me.

I am hoping that I will get on a roll, get the house really clean and make sure that I keep up with it. It is amazing how fast a house can pile things up if you aren't constantly on top of them.

Humm I wonder what room I should do next? Maybe I will do our bedroom and the extra bedroom. They should go fairly quick and that will help with the since of accomplishment. I would really like to be able to get my spinning wheel back out and spin up some roving, but that just hasn't been the kick in the butt that I need. Anyone have any good ideas for a good motivator?

Can you believe that I have posted 2 days in a row? Someone feel my head. :)

Also don't forget the 20% off sale that I am having at my Etsy Store. Yarns are starting at just over $11.00 and rovings at just over $8.00.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Birthday Blow Out Sale

Wow where has the time gone? I can't believe it is February already. We have finally gotten some snow other than flurries and it is snowing as I type this. James has had the best time playing in the snow and Kevin even made him a little igloo. I am not sure which one has more fun. ;)

I am having a Birthday Blow Out Sale over at my Etsy store. 20 % off of all yarns and rovings! That even includes the handspuns!! Stop on over and take a look. All sales over $75.00 will receive free shipping.

I am hoping to be able to blog more now that the holiday season has come to a close and life has slowed down a bit. I have many things to share and hope to be able to do it soon.

Hope that everyone is well and doing good.

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I am a married Mother of 2 beautiful boys and 1 adorable girl. James was born on 1-1-05. Isaac born on 7-21-09. Anna born on 3-21-12 I have been married since Nov. 2001. I have 3 dogs (white lab/mastiff mix, black lab and black lab mix), 4 black cats, many angora rabbits (French, English and German, many fish, hamsters, hermit crabs, frogs, chickens and our newest additions 2 bottle lambs - or as my husband fondly calls it "the zoo." I currently live in Indiana, but grew up in Ohio. I am a house wife, and absolutely love my job. I have started my own hand dyeing business called Knitted to a T. I sell had dyed yarns, rovings, stitch markers, wool washes, patterns, and many other goodies.