I think I experienced a knitter's Christmas miracle, too. Before the night was over me, mom and Byrd were spinning while Itty-bitty and my hubby knit.
Meet Steve. Why Steve? Z said he looked like a Steve. She's nine... That seems like reason enough.
Thus little guy had Itty-bitty all excited when we were toy shopping. Not exactly sure what drew her to a blue vinyl stuffed elephant.
I managed to sneak back to this store and pick one up. He will be under the tree Christmas morning.
As always, a trip to the yarn store was in order! Loopy Yarn was very nice and the staff was awesome. My biggest adventure was driving through the city to get there! Craziness.
I think I will try to go back in the spring with the family.
After I got the fancy swancy sewing machine, his destiny was clear. I learn as much as I could about my embroidery functions and, after much trial and error, he has come to life.
I am certainly proud and can't wait to see what's in store for him next.
There's chocolate, and coffee, and roving and handmade soap just to name a few ...
And yarn from Morehouse Merino, and patterns, and... did I mention the coffee?
And a bag and pattern from Purl Soho!!! This was the first store I ever ordered yarn from online and would love to visit.
It's a beautiful collection of stuff from all over "The City" ... Soho, the west village ... and some goodies from upstate as well.
It sucks that this package was so late ... it almost ruined my first swap. I am glad it's over and think I might go make a pot of coffee:)
My family could have never squeezed all that in to a day:)
I had a blast and wouldn't trade the experience for the world!!!
Ahhhh... that little rant felt good:)
I think I am going to continue to produce bags bretty heavily for the next couple of days and then get moving on all of the other things I need to do for MDSW. I have a cutest tank top on the needles that I would love to wear during the event. I just have to get off my butt and finish it:)
I also need to get the most stuff for the shop finished that I can before the KIPing It Real bags arrive and need finishing. There are 115 of them that have to be done by the time we have to leave for the festival.
Thank goodness I am really enjoying this sewing thing or I would feel completely overwhelmed right now:)
I have been consumed recently by this ideas that I could make stuff, lot of stuff and sell it on Etsy. It has given me motivation to try lots of things and to do.
This weekend was spent kettle dying fabric. It was fun and the colors were, well... Bright, to say the least:)
There was color work ...
I am not sure when it happened but, it seems that the occasion is no longer just recognized for a day. First there was cake at work, then Wednesday knit night, then gifts at home with the fam and a weekend shopping trip. I must say I was not disappointed.
I love my friends and family!!!