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Saturday, December 6, 2014

The studio and garden shed. 
We had a bit of snow and wouldn't you know - all I wanted to do was sit and knit.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Too long since I have written here and the only excuse I can offer is one that involves forgotten passwords and changed computers. I will be better for certain in the coming months as this is the knitting season!
My knitting basket.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring is here and suddenly all the things I was knitting look like winter and I am needing fresh, new colors and yarns. Maybe a cotton is calling my name, perhaps a baby cashmere. Finishing the last of

Ladybugs for spring knitting.
what will be gifts to be given through the year, I have heard of a new baby on the way and now I can begin something for this new wee one. Looking through all my baby patterns and thinking of what to make. Something practical and cuddly, warmth provided for the early fall and color - lots of color.

A big shipment of Malabrigo has arrived in the shop and to make space, we placed a lot of yarn on sale at 40% off. New yarns are so exciting and make us want to rearrange the entire shop.

Czech glass buttons have also come in and patiently they wait for me to price them. I think when they hit the shop, they will be the center table display! The colors alone are enough to make you start a new project just to match the button.

All in all on this sunny Sunday, I have relaxed enough to enjoy the start of a lovely spring. I even made new shop stitch markers ! See you soon, my fellow Divas!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fiber Lust

I don't often find myself writing on my blogs these days. I seem to stay busy from the time I rise in the morning to the time my head lays upon my pillow's softness at night. I did play vendor at the Sew Expo show at the Puyallup fairgrounds this past weekend and found myself staring into the colors of all the quilts, fabrics, threads and fiber at the show. I wanted to knit and embroider all weekend but the truth of the matter was that after the long hours of the show, when we headed back to our hotel, all I could do was stare off into space until I fell asleep. I had to satisfy my lust at the show by taking pictures of my booth's fiber and dreaming of projects to be. Here are some of those pictures. I hope they inspire you too.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A year or so ago, I read the Book Knitting Through It, stories on how knitting have helped people, especially the women in the book, to deal with the many things going on in their lives. From tragedies to moments of triumph, knitting kept them sane, and increased their ability to cope. Now, as I parent my child into his adult years, I too, find myself knitting through it. Knitting is my buddy. The calming aspect of yarn and needles flowing through my fingers, relaxes me, centers me, focuses me. Challenges have always caused me to rise to the occasion but now, rather than carry around a stuffed animal ( although there are days I wish I could and not be thought of as " touched " ) or my worn little blankie, I have my knitting. The peaceful looping of yarn, the soft sound of the needles, the rustle of the knitting bag; all bring me full circle into myself and again, I can rise to any challenge with a calmness that even those around me need.