Saturday, July 31, 2010

Playing with the Camera

I have been knitting and now I can take pictures to prove it - first up is Coquille from Knitty - it was fun and easy but produced dramatic results which I always think is fantastic. I used 3 balls of Jojoland Melody is M26.

Then we have Shaelyn just finished and blocking. I used 1 skein of Dye Hard Silky Cashmerino - I added a picot bind off because I had yarn left - I probably had enough yarn for another repeat but was too nervous to

My current project is a Kidsilk Haze Scarf knit in 6 different colors and in the round. The longer this scarf gets, the more luxurious it feels - I can just imagine being all wrapped up in it on a freezing cold winter day!
Doesn't Emma look pleased to be helping me out - she'd rather be outside than anywhere else so this is torture for her.
Have a great long weekend!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Just a moment....

it's not that I don't think about blogging - I do think about it alot and then somehow time slips away and I've written nothing. I must say that the lack of camera - nope she didn't find it yet and I've had no takers on her adoption - has cramped my style but I've rectified the problem - bought myself a new one and added $100/month to the daughter's rent to compensate me for the loss.....

Here's what I chose which does everything but spit I think! I'm by no means a photographer but it's nice to have the option of getting better. It's a Fuji Finepix HS 10 with a tilting LCD screen which I particularly love!

Yarn has been arriving - a big box of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, a big box of Dye Hard Fiber Arts Silky Cashmerino, some Viola Fancy Sock, 2 big boxes from Berroco filled with Blackstone Tweed and Blackstone Tweed Chunky, Waterloo Wools is on the way, Sweet Georgia is just about ready to ship and Mission Falls - all 36 colors in both 1824 Wool and 136 Superwash Merino. Oh and the fun part - they are also sending along a Mission Falls Trunk Show - doesn't that sound like a good reason for a party - like a little wine and cheese or something....I'll keep you posted!

The first installment of the Dream Club from Dream in Color has shipped and should be here next week's flash dyed Smooshy sock yarn with a free hat pattern - the hat is super cute and the color is super gorgeous!
Tomorrow is the last day of the Summer Sale - don't forget about the extra 10% off until the close of business!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Much better!

Website working - check!

Adminstrative Web working - check!

Great knitters stopped into the shop today and shopped to their heart's content - check!

Clare stopped in and knit with me for a few hours - check!

Email addresses transferred to bulk emailer - partially checked!

Camera found - uncheck!

26 year old daughter up for adoption - check!

A good day overall considering how dismal the start was!

I'm completely grumpy!

What a week! Sometimes I had a website, sometimes I didn't - since yesterday afternoon I have no website, no adminstration section, not much of anything. The company that hosts my website has been having big DNS issues - not sure what that means but it must be something big - they fixed it, then it broke, they fixed it, then it broke - yesterday it broke big time and apparently, they've moved it to another DNS but that can take up to 24 hours to update - so still no website.

Then....if that weren't enough - my lovely older daughter, going to be 26 on Wednesday, mother of 2, should know better daughter has lost my camera. She called last night to see if I had it - no I don't have it - today I said there better be a camera in this shop by 3pm. I've got new yarn that needs pictures - and hopefully by then I may have a website to actually work on.

I'm having a big sale too - a big, big sale - and I can't seem to get the word out to everyone I want to. I've been trying since Tuesday to send a newsletter from my website - seems with all the mess, the techy guys say my emails are being labelled spam and so aren't going anywhere. Apparently, I need to move my mailing list over to a bulk emailer - fine with me - can I just get on my website to copy the addresses? Nope not today!

Urrrrr.....I should probably just go back to bed - might not be fit for humans today!