Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oregon Flock & Fiber

I think I might be back on my feet after OFFF. What a busy weekend!

Here is the booth before we were fully setup for the morning. I should have also gotten a picture of the Gardiner Yarn Works booth. For this show we get a double booth, which means lots and lots of space to spread out!

I got a little bit of knitting time in. I finished the baby sock I started at Sock Summit and then started another baby sock in Lemon Lime. Both are out of my Superwash Sock yarn. I just love that they are University of Oregon Duck socks. Perfect unisex socks for the baby and perfect team colors!

A friend of mine mentioned that she hasn't seen a picture of my bunny in awhile. So I thought I would post a recent picture of Soot. She is out in the living room lounging the afternoon away. Such a silly rabbit!

Don't forget that next Saturday is the Spin-in in Mount Hood. I haven't even unpacked from OFFF so I can head straight up there for the Saturday activities!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Odds & Ends

First off, a big thank you to everyone who commented about our happy news! I am doing alright, just a bit tired. It definitely makes getting ready for a show a bit longer when my body insists on having a nap in the afternoon. Still, naps are very nice things! Let's see, what else? Well, we are going to find out the sex of the baby. I am going to make a few gender neutral things. However, it will be so much more fun to make little sweaters with trucks on them or frilly little dresses when we find out. We are hoping for a healthy baby, so it doesn't really matter to us whether it is a girl or a boy.

In other news, I am getting ready for Oregon Flock and Fiber this week. I am so excited! I am going to have a booth on the lawn with Gardiner Yarn Works. The weather report says it will be sunny. I am so looking forward to it. Maybe I'll even have time to do a bit of shopping! Also, I have been trying out some new rovings for the show. I'll only hint that some have cashmere and there may be some silk, among other things. pretty. I'll post them up in the shop after the show.

Then Saturday, October 3rd, which is the Saturday following OFFF, I will have a table at the Spin-In up in Mount Hood. Mount Hood is about 20 minutes from here up Hwy 35. The Spin-In is $5 and includes lunch. It will be at the Town Hall, which you can't miss going through town. I think I will pack my spinning wheel and everything and have a grand old time.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oh Baby!

So, I have been working on a slightly different project:

I'm currently 12.5 weeks. I just love this photo because you can see the baby sucking its thumb. So cute! I see a lot of little baby things on the needles in the near future!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

New! Gardiner Yarn Works Patterns

Gardiner Yarn Works just released 4 new sock patterns and 1 new sweater pattern! Here are 2 of the new sock patterns made out of 2 of my new yarn colors:

The first sock is the Forest Park Sock. This sock was inspired by Portland's huge urban nature park. These socks are knit top-down with instructions for 3 different sizes! The yarn used is my Superwash Panda Sock yarn in color Moss!

The second sock pattern with my yarn is Sunset Beach. This sock was designed especially for my colorway and yarn, which debuted at Sock Summit. They are knit toe-up with instructions for 3 different sizes! The yarn is my Tencel Sock yarn in color Vineyard.

Also make sure to check out all of Gardiner Yarn Works new patterns!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Happy September!

I am finally getting back into the swing of things. Life has just been so busy! Anyway, without further ado, September's Sale:

Introducing my brand new Superwash BFL Sock Yarn! This yarn was a huge success at Sock Summit, so I have decided to add it to my line. It is on the finer side of fingering, so it would be great for lightweight socks or fine lace shawls. I love this yarn so much I have decided to offer it for 10% off for the month of September. Make sure you check out this awesome new yarn!