Friday, June 27, 2008

Good Morning, Pickle

Hi Knitters,
I have finished up another project this morning for the book so now I take a deep breath and begin to think about the next one. There is always so much to consider. This collection has kind of emerged from groups or chapters. When I first wrote up the proposal there were chapters and then a list of projects for each chapter. Then when I get to actually making the projects there is always something new that occurs to me as I work. It changes.

What I love most about writing books is the freedom. I am let go to create and think and to see what happens. That breeds creativity where one thing leads to another. So this morning I pulled out the squishiest, most beautiful cotton I have ever encountered, Blue Sky Dyed Cotton. People who don't enjoy cotton may have not tried the Blue Sky Alpacas cotton lines. It is all dreamy and a half.

The color names are honeydew, lotus, poppy, orchid, caribbean, ladybug and best of all, pickle. Who doesn't love pickle? It will be a good morning. That's my pickle on the side (in the striped pajama pants).
So I am back on my computer all fixed and slick and fast. All of my photos from the past, are back at my fingertips and that feels good. I was most worried about the photos being gone forever, our life's documentation, but all is good. Now I need to get those saved properly.

On to some news, the Itty-Bitty Nursery Trunk Show is underway. As soon as I get a chance later today I am going to post the locations and dates on my sidebar. I'd love to hear from the shops as the trunk show progresses. Even better, I'd love to see some pictures along the way. Please send them and I will post them here for all to enjoy. Also, I would love to give a plug to the various shops hosting. I hope all goes smoothly. What a great idea by Jaime, she's such a smart pickle.

Okay, if you are knitting the ladybug hat or the bumble bee hat (see sidebar for patterns), you have to check this out and it is free. Wouldn't that make the best tiny gift to add to the hat? You could use your left overs. She is one good knitter just look at this and this.

Here is the cutest baby ever and I want to make these animal crackers. That has to be done.

You should read this blog if you are interested in southern farm life, animals, spinning, dying, knitting and cooking. This is a good and talented woman, I know first-hand.

Off into the weekend we go, it's going fast.
best, susie