Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kim Dyes Yarn

Got a skein of aran and bulky in the "Birthday Sprinkles" colorway from Kim Dyes Yarn. The bulky is a Trainspotted Too Hat:

The aran will be a modified Peace Cowl. I'm trying out Chiagoo Lace needles; I really like them.

Yay, new yarn to try!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


My first real hero has died. Sure, Princess Leia when I was little, but also Carrie Fisher the writer of brilliant dialogue. Carrie Fisher the badass. Carrie Fisher, who spoke about her experiences with addiction and mental illness, and let so many people know that they were NOT alone.

Carrie Fisher, who will be so very missed.

Carrie Fisher, my hero.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016


The store sign was approved by the Board of Architectural Review tonight! Woohoo!

Pics when it's up!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Free Pattern - Trainspotted Too!

I wrote this a few years ago. It's quick! 

If you want a roll-up brim, start with k1p1 around for six rows, k around one row, then start with Row 1 of the pattern. Makes for a nice warm band over the ears!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Found it!!

Found my fancy floss box today!! 

I need to actually stretch and mount the piece inserted; it's just kinda there right now. Totally going to be in my office!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Knit Nights

One of the things the store won't have is a big area for people to sit down and knit. There are both pluses and minuses to this, but I need the space to sell product!

(This was NY's Pie & Cheer party tonight.)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The more things change....?

I remember, when I was younger, thriving on change. Moving to a new place? Great! Trying new stuff? Awesome! Looking back, though, I realize that those were changes that were well-defined, with set times and proscribed boundaries. 

I'm trying to look at opening the store like that. It's working... a bit. Right now, with my proposed opening day looming ever closer, it's overwhelming. Every issue I deal with today has trailers that snake into tomorrow.

And the end isn't really the end; it's opening day.

I'll probably feel better when I get the last five major items accomplished. And I do have more than a week to do it all. 

Deep breath.

It'll be fine.

I got this!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Key Cap Sadness

So, want to make the spare store key instantly recognizable to whoever has to bring it to me. Found this: 

Perfect!! And sold out. 

So, I found this:

Possible. But not my favorite.  Then found this:

OMG! Even more perfect!!!

...and also sold out. Sigh.

I'll just knit one myself.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

And more tomorrow

Moved 3 Van-loads of furniture and yarn (mostly yarn) to the store today.

Very little of the yarn will be for sale; I just want it out of my garage (where I can't get to it) so I can go through it. 

It's a lot of yarn.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I got the key!!


It's empty still, and probably opening in January, but it's mine!!