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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Only the Best

I have to say I have the best graphic designer ever! He has always been there to help me out whenever I needed it. This time was no different. I needed graphics for an add. What add? My add for the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival that will not only go into the program, but will also be in Skirt! Magazine. I can't believe that the festival is just a little over 50 days away!

Anyway this is what he came up with for me with little or no time to do it in. I have to say I FREAKING LOVE IT!

If you are ever interested in any graphics, business cards, web design or anything in that nature talk to me and I will get you in contact with him. I can safely say you will be in good hands and won't be disappointed!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wait for it.....

I am anxiously awaiting for new samples of yarns and rovings to arrive at my door! I cannot wait for them to come. I know that the problem will be that I will want to buy it all, but I have to stay within the budget. *Sigh*

I have been selling what little roving and yarn that I have left on etsy. So hopefully out with the old and in with the new. :)

Speaking of out with the old. We have been tossing around the idea of getting rid of the walls of my booth. They are so cumbersome and just not very stable. I can only use the vertical space for small light things and I would really like to hang my yarns so that they are seen better. We plan the keep the back wall white lattice, but really would like to go to something new and more modular so I can do shows that have the odd sized booths. Currently I am stuck with having to have a 10 x 10 to set up in. With the new ideas that we are kicking around I could set up pretty much anywhere. While I really like the current booth and the rustic look with the baskets, I need to think of functionality and ease of setup/tear down. Especially with having 2 kids and the husband along. lol I am hoping to have the new set up this year, but you never know. My main concerns are vertical space, functionality, visual appeal, ease of setup/tear down and my main concern is that my customers like it. So please keep an eye out for me this year at the festivals, the booth might just look a bit different.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ohhhhh Naturwolle

I have been looking back at some old posts and realize that there are quite a few posts that never made it to the blog. Humm. Well I think it is time to start posting them even though they are older than the hills. ;)

I have since knitted this sweater and wore it as a coat this winter as it was soooooo warm. Everyone thought I was crazy for just running around in the sweater, but I couldn't wear a coat with it or I would melt. I am so happy with it and everyone that has seen it loves it. :) I will post photos of the sweater later. Come to think of it I don't think I have a picture of myself with it on.


I have been so in love with this wool for such a long time. It doesn't hurt that I absolutely love the colors Blue and Yellow together.

I also like the fact that the wool isn't spun too tight, kind of like myself. LOL Isn't this yarn gorgeous?

This yarn is 100% New Wool. The gauge it calls for is 3 1/4 sts per inch on US 7-10. I can say that the pictures do not do this yarn justice. If you have ever seen it you know what I am talking about. It is so soft and fluffy and the colors range from dark rich to bright and lively.

I am planning on making this sweater from Interweave Knits Fall 2005 issue. It is the Bulky Brioche Raglan from Ann Budd.

I can't wait to get my hands into this yarn. I am trying to resist it's tempting ways as it whispers my name every time I pass and tells me all the things that it will do for me. "No!" I say. "I must finish other things first!" I don't know how long I can be strong. I might succumb to it and let it have it's way with me. So if you see me fondling any Naturwolle and you know that I have other things that need done before, please shake me back to my senses. Thanks. :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Long Time No Posts

Wow I can't believe how long it has been since the last time I have posted on here. So much had gone on. Our oldest is now 6, if you can believe that and our youngest is 19 months old! Boy does the time fly. Most of my time is taken by my boys. Not only am I a SAHM I am also now school teacher as we are home schooling the oldest. He is currently doing 1st and 2nd grade work. :)

Also on the agenda is processing and spinning alpaca fleece for a local alpaca farmer. I thought that this would be a one time venture, but she was so pleased that she wants me to continue to do it for her every year!

Currently I am nurse to my 2 little guys as they both have the flu now. We have had a very bad year for sickness here. It all started in October when were were all at the KY Wool fest. We all ended up with a stomach bug and have been getting sick with everything that is going around since. I am hoping with the warmer weather will come the healing of our immune systems so we can finally be on the mend.

I have been knitting a few things here and there, but mostly been concentrating on spinning all that alpaca. It is like a bit of heaven getting to play with all that and get paid for it in the process. I am excited to see it all form the upcoming sheering!

Better get back to spinning. I am hoping to post more often as it has been far too long and I always enjoyed having my blog. I will leave you with a picture of some yummy alpaca batts. :)

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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.