Friday, April 28, 2006

Knitbloggers Ball

Saturday, May 6th at 7pm
Clyde's of Columbia
10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410.730.2829

I'm really hoping to make it! I am pretty sure I'm doing dinner with my mom, but I'll try to come after!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I've always loved animals, ever since I was little. Something I've been thinking about for a while now is getting some angora rabbits. But with our townhouse, we have no space for us, let alone rabbits. So now that we're moving to a bigger house, with a yard and a garage, it's more possible! I put out a feeler e-mail this morning to see how Nathan would feel about it, and he came back with a few questions, and said it was definitely something to think about! When I'm at MS&W, I'm definitely going to spend some time looking at angora rabbits, and maybe get 2! We'll have to see...but this could be fun!!

Monday, April 24, 2006

great news!

Well, it looks like we've sold our townhouse! AND, the house we really want was still available, so we were able to write an addendum and get it back! So we will soon have a 4 bedroom, single family house with a yard! Woo hoo! I'm way too excited. Now we have to pack...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

sheep and wool

I am really starting to get excited about Maryland sheep and wool! I have to say I'm very lucky to live only about 20-30 minutes away from the Howard county fairgrounds! My mom is coming down, and we'll spend all day saturday there. I can't wait! I am starting to get ideas for what I want to buy (and should buy...since of course I want to buy more than I should). I'm definitely buying some gifts too!

I ordered my Knitbloggers Ball T-shirt today, which I can't wait to get. I wasn't going to, but decided that it would make it much easier to decide what to wear then, and thought it would be fun to have. I'm so proud to be a geek. ;) I'm just really looking forward to actually meeting some fellow knitbloggers!

No more knitting content, been hanging, working, and being a mom in the lovely 80 degree Maryland weather!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

plowing through!

I started my top for Tess' Designer Yarns last friday, and wow am I moving along! I'm close to done with the back already! It's looking so pretty too! I really like working with the microfiber ribbon, I can't wait to get some for myself!

Not much else going on, just waiting to hear on house stuff. There is a couple that is interested in buying our place, but they're working on getting the financing in order first. Sigh. I know it will work out for the best, it just might not be how I want it to work out. We'll see.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

yum yummy!!

I finally cast on for the infamous Jaywalker socks, with my new Lorna's Laces sock yarn (the purple/green that I bought in Nashville)! All I can say is WOW, this is the best sock yarn ever! It's so soft, and I LOVE IT!!

Friday, April 07, 2006

knitting content

Last year at MS&W, I fell in love with Tess Designer Yarns. I was trying to behave, so I didn't buy any of their yarn. When I got home I immediately regretted it, and had to find the name of the place who had the beautifully dyed yarn! I knew it had Designer yarns in the title, so I found it pretty easily from the Vendors page. I found their website, and every so often I would go and look at the colors and yarns and dream about what I wanted to get this year. Finally, I decided to make a purchase from their store. The owner was wonderful to deal with, and told me about some pretty new colors she had dyed that suited what I was looking for. The package should go out in the next few days and arrive next week! The other cool thing, is that yesterday, when I was daydreaming again while browsing, I noticed a banner flashing on their webpage saying that she was looking for sample knitters! So right away I e-mailed her saying that I was interested. She e-mailed me back and said to call her so we could talk about it! I'm going to be a sample knitter for Tess' Designer Yarns!! I"m so excited! And even better, I get paid in Yarn! She is sending me my first project, that I will bring to her at MS&W this year, it's in microfiber ribbon, which I"ve been really wanting to try. I can't wait for my package to come in now! Woo hoo!!

SP8 and other stuff

SP8 signups started on April 1, and already we have almost 300 participants signed up! I'm really impressed at how many people are signing up, it's going to be an AWESOME round! If you're looking for info on SP8, check out our website!!

A few weeks back I was talking with a friend who does stained glass as a hobby, and every so often she does craft fairs. So she asked me if I"d like to share a table at one in May! I'm definitely doing it, the entry fee wasn't too bad, and it is a 2 day festival! I'm working on getting some more bracelets and cards together, along with LOTS of stitch markers. I want to have LOADS ready for the start of SP8 (since I"ll again be offering a discount!) and for the fair.

On the house front, things have stalled a little. When we signed the contracts, we asked for 45 days to sell our townhouse, which we thought would be more than enough. Apparently the market is a little slow to get started up for spring, and we haven't gotten ANY offers yet. I'm really getting stressed now, because in 8 days, we lose the contract on the "perfect" house. Keep your fingers crossed for us that we sell the house really quickly! If not, then this house was not meant to be ours and we'll find something else when we finally do sell.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Oh my goodness!!!

I came home to a wonderful surprise!!! The last package from my AMAZING secret pal Kelly!!! I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for me, you really did your research and found things that I LOVE!!!

I opened the package to find a gorgeous green and pink bag, and a letter that said I was about to open my Emergency Kit for moving! I looked through it, and here is what I found:

This, is a cool sewing kit, to help with my quilting, knitting and all that! I love the designs, so pretty!

This shows a cool CD that Kelly put together for me, the pink/green/purple striped bag and needle case, which are great! I've been wanting to make one myself, but my fabric is in storage right now! The magic loop book and really pretty sock yarn, to work on while we're packing/moving for a small project!

And here is a chocolate care bear, chalk animals for Celia, a CD case, some cute rubons for my card-making,

And here, are some ducks for Celia (who LOVES ducks), Twizzlers, which are my favorite candy, a beautiful beaded bag with really pretty stitch markers, darning needles, and needle covers, all of which are sitting on my pretty new needle case (did I mention that I love it!!). I am so amazed at the generosity of my pal, I'm such a lucky woman!!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

New look!

I've been wanting to change my blog's look for a long time now, and one of the other SP8 hostesses posted to our group looking for advice on doing just that. Then, Katie said that she'd be happy to design something for her since she's going to school for design! So I jumped on the bandwagon and asked her to design something for my blog! She did an amazing job! I absolutely love the banner! My husband spent a little time this afternoon and helped me fix up the rest of it so the colors coordinated a little. Thanks so much Katie!!!