September 2009

Honest

Honest

I have been knitting! When I realised that one of my vendors, Simply Socks Yarn Company was going to be at Sock Summit, I approached her about displaying some of my samples. Allison had not planned on bringing patterns to sell at Sock Summit, but she did have a proposal for me. Allison launched her own line of yarn which she planned to debut at Sock Summit. She wanted to have a knitted Ruby sample to display. read more

Sheep Shearing

Sheep Shearing

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder has so many wonderful fibre references in it. Time to share another one. It was time to shear sheep. … and they drove the sheep down to the washing-pens. …Almanzo took hold of a woolly sheep and pushed it through one gate. … the sheep struggled and kicked and yelled. But the men rubbed their wool full of brown soft-soap and dragged them into the deep water. There the sheep had to swim. The men stood waist-deep in the swift water, and held on to the sheep read more

… and then …

… and then …

I had great intentions of blogging more regularly throughout the summer … … and then we bought a house … … and then I had to pack up all the yarn and our other “things” … … to get our apartment staged and cleaned to sell … … and then we went on vacation … … and then we sold our apartment (while we were on vacation–how great is that!) … … and read more