Saturday, August 21, 2010


I'm telling much has happened and is happening. I actually went out on  a couple of dates and still like the guy.
My pattern is now up for sale on the KnitPicks website.
I went to the doctor for a follow up and she took me off all blood pressure meds. Mind you I have been on those things for 9 years.
I lost a total of 27 pounds since December of 2009.
We almost got a Yorkshire Terrier, but the cat ( about twice the size of the dog) threatened to eat it, so we had to give up on that plan. Doesn't help, that I think a dog has to reach my arm pit to be called a dog.
I do test knits and have people test knitting for me and I'm just tickled how it all works out.
Work in the dental office is kinda sluggish, so I am grateful for the additional income of teaching and sales of my pattern.
Right now I am working on a pattern for wedding gloves, which was originally an idea of my friend Sandy. So they will be called "Sandys I do's". If you have any better ideas about the name,  by all means,  let me know.......(I am looking at you, Theresa and Cindy )
So,,,that's pretty much it. The Loopy Leaves Mitts and Heart Lace Gauntlets (which actually sounds like Heartless gauntlets if you say it will be available shortly.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Branching out

I dyed 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn today and 2 lace weight ones. I'm branching out a little, because not everybody knits with fingering (or sock) weight yarn all the time.

A new pattern is being written right's a sneak peek.

I will submit this to the test knitters next week, I hope. Business in the dental office is sooo slow right now, that I end up with a free half day every so often. And I have a couple of vacation days coming up in late August and late September. YAY!
KnitPicks has accepted one of my patterns, so they took new photos with a model. Professional photos. And: yes!!!!! I am insanely excited!!!!!!
Here are the pics I got from KnitPicks. Finally: spending thousands of dollars a year at their website is paying off. LOL. Well, maybe hundreds of dollars.

In other news I learned today that ZOMG is just emphasizing the OMG....It doesn't mean "Zoinks". Which I think is rather sad.
I will be teaching a class on how to make two fingerless gloves at the same time using two circular needles. I'm very excited about that too.
I am watching the TV show "Haven" right now and my mind is made up: I will move to Maine as soon as I get a chance! Or Vermont.
I shall post pics of the yarn, which makes my kitchen smell like wet sheep right now, tomorrow.