I am not accepting custom requests at this time. I will stock on Hyena Cart as I have openings available. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rainy day woes

I should title it rainy weekend actually! We've had something like 4 inches of rain since Friday! Goodness. We lost power on Saturday early evening and much to our dismay it didn't return until Sunday later evening. That was not so fun! Fortunately we have family close by and went over to Mimi and Poppy's for the day on Sunday. Jackson seems to be coming down with cold (as am I with a sore throat here, oh no!). After such a rough and sick winter I have so been looking forward to spring and getting outside, so getting sick again is not exactly what I had in mind. We've got some 60 degree days too which I would hope to be out enjoying. Hopefully the colds will be short lived.

I got myself a new look this weekend! Check me out~

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I've always wanted my nose pierced but never got around to it. My husband got me a gift certificate for Valentine's Day... He never goes with anything one would expect! ;) I've been talking about doing it for years, so now I didn't have an excuse. It turned into a sister-in-law even as two of my sis's came with and we all got it done. It was fun! I like it - doesn't hurt a bit!

So I'm sure you want to now about knitting right? ;) Things are coming along! I finished the Leonardo DiCapris (as they've been dubbed!) I'm happy with how they came out and they are on the way to their new owner if not already in their hands.

Dwell Wool Knits "Leonardo"

I had a stocking with For Crying Out Loud on Friday last week for a collaboration with one of Teresa's "Wub Wool" tops. We shipped separately so I don't have a shot of the set together, so you'll have to use your imagination. Here are the Mosaic Moon board shorts I knit up though!

WUB WOOL collab with FCOL

On the needles currently is a newborn set I'm knitting with Mosaic Moon's Seadragon. I'll have some shots to take of my progress soon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Progress!

I feel quite productive! Starting with Friday, I finished a set that stocked with at Bug Snugger for Diane's Knitting Party. Fun! A short sleeved Kimono is still available at the Bug Snugger shop - as well as some lovely offerings including hand-dyed yarn by Diane herself, a lovely shawl among other things! Take a look!

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Off in the mail today I sent a package to Brandy from Sweet Marmalade. We had arranged a trade (a FUN thing for a WAHM to do!) forever ago for her awesome Sugar Smocks, a mama apron and a little Sweet Dribbler bib in exchange for a pair of cargo scrappies.
This picture cracks me up! There's a special guest who stuck his head in there when I was shooting. LOL!

Jackson says hi!
Surprise! LOL

Drying right now is another pair of scrappies which will ship out Monday overseas. So yes, good progress going here!

I worked a bunch on my most favorite colorway I dyed myself! Weee! It's called "Leonardo" in honor of my son Liam's Leonardo Lion sock doll. It's one of those BlaBla guys, have you seen them? So cute! I want a collection for him (or for me maybe?) I wasn't sure how it would work up and wanted to offer it as a semi-custom option when I listed it. I was psyched when the buyer did choose the knitting option and wants a pair of capris with it. Here's a peek at some progress!
"Leonardo" progress

And in the skein:

Leonardo

During the upcoming week I'll be working on a newborn set with Mosaic Moon's Seadragon. Can't wait to see that all done (and hopefully action shots soon after it's received by the new owner!)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bad Habits

I have gotten in to a bad habit of not blogging, haven't I? I'm sorry!! Time management is always a challenge for a WAHM I think. At least speaking for myself it is. I just cannot find enough hours in the day to do all I'd like to.

To say the least I've been very busy. I had a very unique opportunity to test knit a design by Carina of Sweet Mama Small Sugar. If you know who she is you know she's one talented mama! She has a design for a knit romper that is just the cutest thing! There will be two versions and I got to knit the second version with buttons. Check this out!

Sweet Mama Small Sugar Romper

So cute right??! I'll be taking new pictures when I have better lighting - it's all washed out looking. Oh, and the buttons! They just make this romper! If you haven't shopped from The Button Shop yet, you really should scoot over there. Tessa Ann makes some adorable buttons! She's stocks at Universal Mama too. ;)

So a shop update... Custom requests via email are still closed. Due to that time management issue I mentioned... I am seeking a balance of doing instock and listing customs or semi-custom. I have some special guest spots coming up as well that I want to fit in and I've been falling a bit behind after some more sickies we've struggled through here as well. So thank you for your patience to those of you who are waiting for your woolies to be completed!

I do keep an up to date custom list over at my Dwell Wool Knits shop. If you go over there click on "Current Customs" or just click here. :) What do you think, how does that work out? Would you prefer seeing a customs status on the blog here? Or keep a list at both? I just want it to be easy to see where you are at on the list as I work through my customs. :)

Oh, before I forget, I am doing a couple stockings this month you won't want to miss! Tonight at Universal Mamathey'll be starting their engines featuring a "Vrroom" theme. I am stocking a semi-custom with Western Sky Knits "Retro Cars" yarn kettle dyed on Mountain Meadow Wool. Have you tried that wool yet? Gosh it's pretty awesome. Very hard wearing - and I even understand it's machine washable. (though I'd do hand wash for sure if you try!)

On March 6th you have got to come over to Bugsnugger where a party is going on. I've been invited to guest and am finishing up the details on a very cute newborn set. :)

See you all!