Thursday, November 20, 2008


My Granny is in the hospital. We thought she might be going home yesterday, but looks more like today or tomorrow. I have the most wonderful Granny. She is the kind of Granny that everyone wants and I thank my lucky stars everyday that she is mine. She truly is the light of my life. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Calling Knitters

I need some help;) I have a few patterns I have been working on developing and I need a few test subjects, oops, I mean knitters. Mostly it is simple stuff like felted bags, felted needle cases, hats, fingerless mittens, etc. Right now, I am working on getting them legible and into PDF format, but pretty soon, I will be needing a few test knitters to test the patterns to check my pattern writing ability. I can't really afford to pay anyone, but I can give you a copy of the pattern/s for free for your personal non-commercial use.

Anyone interested? Let me know in the comments section and I will fire out the pattern you are interested in.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Ace

Once upon a time, I would buy stuffed squeeky animals for Miss Piper to play with. I would buy one after another hoping beyond hope that she would take an interest in playing with her toys. Needless to say, Miss Piper is not a wild thing, but Ace sure is! Here he has the big long legged pink horsey toy. Yes, i know it does not look like a horse, but trust me laying out with out being tangled it Ace will carry his 'Horsey' all over the house and play hard with it. We found a laser light for him to chase around the house and eventually, I will get around to getting a picture of some of Ace's laser light

Before you go, make sure to sign up for the Name this Colorway Contest. It will be open through the end of this month, just in time for Christmas shopping!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Front Page news!

The first time it happened, I was not going to toot my own horn.....  but..........

It happened a SECOND time!  I am excited and flabber ghasted all at once.  Thank you very much!!

The first time! My yarn is in upper right corner.

The second time was today, and I was not quick enough to get a screen capture of it, but I was able to find the treasury list it was on later:)  The red yarn.


New Contest....


OK, I have a new contest going. I just can't seem to pull a name for this fun and wildly colored combination out of my itsy brain.  Mom stopped by the house and was practically drooling over this one.  Very bright colors on the superfine softness of 80's merino top!

The rules are:

1. If you can't say it to a second grader, in church or to your Granny, don't use it in the name. 

2. To enter you can submit your name idea in the comments section to this post.

3. In the event of a duplicate entry, the person who first submitted the name has the valid entry.

4. Contest runs until the end of NOVEMBER!  Just in time for the holidays.

Prize is $10 credit for fiber or yarn or what ever from my Etsy shops 

Saturday, November 08, 2008

ACE Pics

Yes, we love our little kitty;) Bill has finally started to enjoy having Ace around. It took a little warming up on his part, but he is having tons of fun watching and playing with It really is quite funny to watch Bill chase Ace around...hehehe Sorry no pics of that, but I took quite a few this morning!
Kangaroo Kitty

Yoga Kitty

Tail Catcher Kitty.

I see something Kitty.

Sleepy Kitty.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Back into the Swing of Things

The new house is still not completely done. The little bungalow is still lacking some, OK, well a lot, of cutting in around the trim, new fixtures (light and sink) as well as a few bits here and there. And let us not leave out the big project right now of getting the mini deck finished and the doggie door in so Miss Piper can come and go from the garage as she pleases. Oh, better not forget finishing up with removing the hideous bathroom wall paper job that we now know why it was put up. Don't worry, I won't make you look at it. Suffice to say some one thought they were an artist. The 'Craft' room is still in shambles, but clutter is my friend:)

LOL.... Things really are beginning to shape up and look normal. Well normal for us.

This brings a great sigh of relief to me because it means I can now buckle down and get to some long awaited tasks at hand. I have been lax on really sitting down and spinning, so this week end I am devoting myself to some much needed therapy of spinning yarn. I have a few pounds of alpaca fiber left to spin for Chris before I go for my next batch, so my goal is to finish up Belle's last bit of fleece and hopefully spin up a pound of Fudge's fleece this week end.

Chris if you do not know has some absolutely fabulous and wonderfully soft alpacas. If you have a chance check her out at: CRW Alpaca Farm.

A Shout Out

Imagine me doing the happy Snoopy dance after meeting Mr. Mail Man half way through the front yard with sinful glee as he passed over the new toy! Opened the box, Followed the directions, and Was in total bliss as I realize now what a fool I had been to have used a Niddy-Noddy for all this time!

This winder from The Wooden Spinner has a counter off all things, making it much easier to keep track of your yardage! This comes in so handy when winding from a cone. The wood (I chose walnut) is smooth and snag free, not to leave out stunning! Unlike those little fishing line measuring devices (you know what I mean), this can go fast or slow regardless of the tension to count the yards wound on. If you are using, selling or dying yarn in bulk, this comes in so dang handy!!

I am simply in heaven and you should be too! So head on over to The Wooden Spinner and get your own!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Second Etsy Shop

The Stash bins over floweth, so a new shop was started to handle the huge bins of stash yarn and the boxes upon boxes of antique and vintage items I have.    So, come on down and get it while it's hot and still here!

Sunday, November 02, 2008


The new member of the house of hair.......

You knew this little man as Thing Two.

One of the kittens we found dumped by the side of the road.

We found homes for both of the kittens, but I had begged mean ol' Mr Bill to keep Thing Two. He grumbled but put his foot down....
No. No. No.

Later that evening Bill told me he almost gave in and said OK. I guess Mr Bill is not that bad after all. Although he did go with out that night if you know what I

I did tell the Lady I gave him to that if he did not work out, I wanted him back.

Luck would have it that my little guy did not work out with her. Took me no time at all to run home get my kitty carrier and go pick him up. I debated when I got him home whether to find a new home for him or not, but really, I couldn't let my snuggle bug go again. So while Mr Bill was away with work last week, I found a name for my little man. I knew it had to be something a little bit more manly, because lets face it I just can't see Mr Bill wanting to call a male cat snuggle puss or fluffy Plus, we do already have a Miss Piper, Miss Kitty and Miss Applebutter.

I would like you all to meet ACE, the wild thing who is the master of the flying leap and funny faces!!!

Contest Winner Announced!!!!!!

I was in awe of the response I got from the 'Name this Colorway' Contest!  I'm always in shock when I see the amount of people who check out this wee little blog.  I want to thank everyone for making this Contest such a success!  I have enjoyed the response so much that I am planning to do one again after Thanksgiving, so stay tuned.....

Oh, wait.....  I bet you are wondering who won aren't you!?!

Not to keep you all in suspense any longer.......

Well, maybe a little longer......

Drum Roll Please Maestro.........



The Winner is.........


There were some absolutely wonderful names submitted, so this decision was very hard to say the least.  I  really do appreciate all of the wonderful responses!  You all ROCK!!!

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)