Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thank you, Murfreesboro!

A big THANKS to everyone who stopped by my booth at the fiber festival today in Murfreesboro! This was the first time I've sold "face to face" in a booth at a festival, and it went surprisingly well. I had a great time, saw a lot of old friends, met new friends and was able to connect faces to Ravelry names. I was really nervous and everyone was wonderful and supportive. Thanks for stopping by!

If you have any suggestions on what you'd like me to sell, please let me know. The silk hankies were a huge hit and I apologize for not having more. I've got another batch on order and will post them in my Etsy shop.

I'll have photos to post tomorrow. I can't find my camera. Hopefully, it's in one of the boxes that's still in the car. Unpacking will happen tomorrow. I hear a glass or two of Chianti calling my name.

And for those who didn't make it (you know who you are), Carol and I talked about you. Ha!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fiber Festival Alert!

This Saturday (10/24) is the Harvest Days and Fiber Festival at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro. Bring your friends! Bring your family!

It starts at 10 and goes until 5. Come early, stay late!

p.s. Did I mention I'm a vendor this year? EEEK!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

For your prayer list

Please keep Alan, Vicki, Melissa and John in your prayers. They live in my neighborhood, and their house burned down tonight. Luckily, everyone, including Coco, is safe. I don't know what to do for them right now other than send prayers their way and ask you to do the same.

I've never seen a house burn down before and I'm shocked at how fast it can happen. This is a good reminder to check smoke detectors. Make sure you have both kind...the kind that detect a slow smoldering fire (lots of smoke) and the kind that detect a quick burst of heat (flash flames).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Be gentle, it's my first time

My first paid Ravelry advertisement! How's that for just too darn cool?

Not typing much tonight. I smooshed my finger in a car door today. Yes, it hurt like hell. I have this lovely little black spot under my finger nail. If I lose this nail I'm probably going to vomit a little every time I look at my hand. (I lost a toe nail once and let me tell you, it was totally nasty! After the nail fell off (gag) I opened a door and my toe was in the way...right over the toe...a whole new level of pain and uglyness. I couldn't get a pedicure for a year for fear that I would freak out everyone in the nail salon and be banned for pure grossness.) At least with a toe I could hide it in a shoe, but my right index finger? I may have to knit some gloves...or a finger condom.

(That last comment will probably hurl this innocuous little knitting blog right into adult content land! HA!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tulips in October

Tulips Cardigan by Lindsay Pekny is finished and ready for delivery! Yes, it's just as sweet and cute in person! I purchased the kit for the cardigan at Stitches Midwest last month at the Elegant Ewe booth. A friend's daughter had a baby last month and this cardigan was on my shopping list. As my sister was admiring a baby sweater at the Stitches Market, a fellow shopper said, "How darling! Doesn't it make you want to ovulate?"

Yes, the sweater is very cute and I'm sure it will look very sweet on Avery, but it does NOT make me want to ovulate! As if!

In other case the new banner isn't obvious enough...I've taken the plunge and started advertising my Etsy shop on Ravelry in the group forums. (If you're a knitter/crocheter/spinner and not a member of Ravelry, you need to be. Go. Join.) I have been hesitant about the advertising because I'm not typically one to call attention to myself. And advertising is the epitome of yelling, "hey! look at me!" into a crowd of people. I'm nervous.

And finally, my latest investment (the shorter one on the right). I like to call this Lawn Boy x2.

I seriously considered buying a couple sheep to tend the lawn, but there's that whole poop issue. I realize the one on the left poops too, but he's toilet trained. (I'm so dead if he reads of the reasons he won't "friend" me on Facebook!)