Friday, April 29, 2005

Not many Blogging Moments this week

I have been so busy. I blame the fabulous weather on my lack of time to blog. We have had a 2 week stretch of summer weather and I have been really busy in the garden. So between the Yarn store, eBay store, the garden and not to mention my real job I haven't had 2 minutes to sit down and write until just now.
On Wed. the store was fun as usual. Brenda came over for a while. It was fun. She shopped and then we looked through my boxes and boxes of new yarn. It's more fun sharing it with someone who loves yarn as much as I do. I had great restraint and didn't start a new project. Came close for a few minutes. We didn't get much time to just sit outside and knit but it was fun anyways. Heres the new yarn I got in.

I will start with the Opal
The new Opal Rodeo Cotton is wonderful. It is so soft and the colours are quite mute. They would make great summer socks. I plan to knit a pair for myself if it ever rains again. I love to knit on the machine on rainy days.
The new Opal Silk (to see these look at the same link for the cotton)is amazingly soft. I will definately knit a pair of these. I might hand knit these as it feels so nice I would hate to waste in on machine knitting.
Both of these yarns are on eBay this week. So far no bids on the new yarn but lots of people are looking at it so its just a matter of time.
Speaking of hand knitting I have knit some sets for a Newborn baby using sock yarn. They are so cute and I am going to post the pattern on my web site later this weekend. They are great for using left over sock yarn and would make a great baby gift.
Here is the picture of the sets I have made so far.
Baby hat and socks

See I can knit socks by hand.
Here are my boxes of Noro yarn.
Boxes of Noro yarn

I still haven't list these on eBay yet but I will tomorrow or Sunday. The colours are amazing. If I had nothing but time and money I would keep it all and knit it all for myself. Good thing I don't have either.
I am a few days off finishing my Noro projects for the pattern book. When I am finished I will post pictures of everything I made. This weekend I am going to finish it all. Wish me luck. It better be a long weekend.
Tomorrow I will post pictures of the new patio furniture I bought for the store. It is lovely but we haven't got much level ground to put it on so I think we are going to build a deck. Project # 201 on the list of things to do.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

The little baby sets look so cute, I'm definitely going to make some with leftover yarn stash. One of my co-workers starts her maternity leave in a couple weeks, baby due in June. A set in a generic colour would be a great send-off gift.

Yes, it was fun watching you open those boxes. Next time I'll have to stay longer and knit, maybe take the 7 ferry back instead.

Brenda

Uli said...

And maybe when I'm up in CR this summer Brenda and I both can come over on a Saturday and hang out and knit and enjoy each other's company....... right?

The baby sets look great and the Noro is gorgeous as always. I'd love to have it all to myself, too.

Cheryl said...

I love reading your blog. It's always so cheerful and the the fun you have comes right through the computer screen. If I lived closer (I'm in Toronto) I'd come and visit you myself. I find that when I have time, I don't have the money. When I have the money, I don't have the time. One day, I'm hoping the two will align....
Cheryl.
http://mason204.journalspace.com

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