Monday, September 27, 2021

At My Desk . . .

Show prep continues and today I decided to tackle kit packaging.  It's been on my list for a while.  I'd even done some research a few weeks ago but didn't find exactly what I was looking for.  

Fast forward to late September.  It turns out that many packaging styles and options are out of stock with no backorder available.  More fallout from the pandemic, I'm sure.  When I saw that same notice on several websites, I realized I needed to make my decisions today.  I nudged a couple things off today's to-do list and got busy.  

It took most of the morning, but I finally found packaging that will be perfect.  And it was in stock.  After all that computer time, I've earned a little knitting break.  How's your Monday going?

Friday, September 24, 2021

On the Calendar . . .

It's finally Friday, and I'm wrapping up the week with a little calendar update.  Next week is the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl, and I'll be visiting a couple shops.

Thursday @ A Garden For Knitters

Friday and Saturday @ Another Yarn

If you're in the Boston area, see the website for a list of participating yarn stores.  This is a good opportunity to support the local shops.

Also next weekend . . . Virtual Vermont Sheep and Wool.


Be sure to check the website for all the action.  I'll have a live Zoom session on Sunday, 11:00 - 1:00.  Follow the link for all the details.

This week's color inspiration . . .


Bold and bright.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Long Days and Stripes

I think I've finally recovered from the trunk shows last week.  I had a busy couple days on the road, and then I kept it going with extra activities on Monday and Tuesday.  It was a string of long, long days.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the shops.  It was fun to see so many knitters in person.  Now I've shifted gears . . . back to dyeing and samples.


And I'm still knitting stripes.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Just a Glimpse

It's that time of year.  I'm working my way through lists for show      prep . . . all day, every day.  Plus I'm adding a few new kits to the lineup this fall.  Here's a peek at one of them.

To add to the fun, one of the kits will have a new base.  I'm trying to keep things interesting.

This week's color inspiration . . . 


September sunset.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

All the Details

Tomorrow I'm on the road with a trunk show, so today I'm packing yarn, kits and samples.  I'm also gathering all the little extra things I'll need for the day.


I'm working from a list so hopefully I won't forget anything too important.

Tomorrow's stop is at Salt Yarn Studio, 11:00 - 4:00.  On Saturday,    I'm doing the same thing except I'll be at Plymouth Harbor Knits,            11:00 - 3:00.  

This is all part of the Cape and South Shore Yarn Haul.  There are eight participating stores, and they each have special activities, prizes and discounts for the event.  If you're in the area, check it out.  It's a great opportunity to support local yarn shops.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Pops of Color

Some projects take a little longer to get up and running, especially if there are several colors.  I have a new project I've been eyeing for a couple months, and this weekend I took some time to organize the colors.


Harpers Ferry.  

This project has six contrasting colors.  I knew the starting color and also the two on the end.  The middle three were holding me up.  Now that I have a plan, the rest is easy.  Little pops of color . . . I'm hooked.

Friday, September 10, 2021

All Stripes

These days I have a few projects in my knitting rotation.  That means I work on one, put it down, work on a different one, put it down.  And so it goes.  Moving between projects helps relieve any boredom, but it also means I don't finish anything quite as quickly.


This stripey cowl is still on the needles.  Lately it's been my designated desk project.  Colorful cheer and mindless knitting . . . the perfect combo when I'm working at my desk.

Last weekend I had an itch to cast on something new, and this project was at the top of my list.


Another cowl.  This one uses a Half Pint Bundle.  And yes, there are stripes.

These days the farmers' market is busy and full of produce.  This week's color inspiration . . .


Tomatoes . . . golden and orange.