Saturday, March 30, 2013

What's On the Needles/Hook

Since December I have been making custom orders left and right.  Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, but it has kept me BUSY.  Now, unless I get more I am finally seeing a completion of all the orders :)  I have made bath mitts, facial scrubbies, six pairs of socks, and now I am in the middle of a sweater and a cute crochet baby bunting.

This is the sweater I am currently making.  It is the Lucia Tee from Knit One Crochet Two.  The one I am making is with a solid "pomegranate" colored yarn from KnitPicks.  It's turning out really nice!  

And this is the baby bunting I am making.  My cousin had seen a pic of it on Facebook and immediately asked if I could make one for her up-coming grandchild. It is crocheted and she sent me a lovely superwash wool yarn also from KnitPicks for it.  It's going REALLY fast and I expect to have it done in the next day or two.

In addition to the custom orders, my new brother-in-law is getting ready to go on a backpacking trip next month.  Naturally I was concerned that he have "proper" socks so I am in the middle of making a wonderful pair of socks for him--size 13 in men's.  He was thrilled and selected a GREAT tonal green yarn that looks like a really pale camo design.  I didn't think I would like the color until I started knitting it up, but it has turned out to look really good!  The pattern is a modified (modified because it's a size 13) version of my "Ultimate Basic Sock" pattern.   I will try to get a pic up of them when they are done.

Of course there are also the other WIP's and UFO's.....but we won't talk about them lol.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Playin Ketch Up

Wow!  Had no idea it's been more than a year since I blogged last!  My how time flies when you are having fun.  And I have been having fun!!

This past May I opened a brick N mortar yarn shop here in Wyoming.  It's been a little slow because I didn't want to take out a business loan and I hate paying for advertising.  So my stock is what I've been selling on Etsy over the years and I have just slowly been adding to it--my hand dyed sock yarns, lace weight yarns and of course Dale of Norway yarns, my patterns, fibers, etc.  Slowly but surely the store has grown mostly by word of mouth and in another month I will celebrating my first year!!

In addition to that bit of exciting fun, two of my original sock designs are pictured in the new book out by Rita Taylor called "A Stitch in Time; Heirloom Knitting Skills".  My "Krotasokkar" design and "Autumn Leaves" design are the two socks.  I was/am THRILLED needless to say!!

And as if all that wasn't exciting enough, I got married December 5th!!  Yes!  I am SO happy.  I have never been this happy in my entire life, all the years combined.  Mr. Wonderful is....well...WONDERFUL! We have actually known each other for 4 years in May. I didn't think it was possible to be this happy, but I am.

I've said it before, but I'm saying it again, I am going to try to write here more often.

Happy Knitting!