Saturday, August 26, 2006

Out of the "Zone"

No more Twilight Zone, sort of. The street is finally opened and there are actually people walking around! (Excuse my dirty windows, it's been so dusty outside from the construction it's been hard to keep them clean)

This has been a big change for me, I'm a "city girl" and moving to a small town is definately different. I've been here for almost 3 years but I still feel like I'm visiting. When I went to Des Moines for the fair, it almost felt like "home". I wonder if I'll ever get used to it.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Patterns Available

There are 2 new Goddess Knits patterns available, one sock pattern and a felted bag pattern. Visit the Goddess Knits website for a shop near you or you can order them from the Bo Peep's Wool Shop website.

sock pattern

Painted Mesa
felted bag pattern

Friday, August 18, 2006

Fair Photos

Here are the photos from the fair. The shawl:

The socks, actually sock:

This is the entry, from another person, that won Best of Show:

I was dissapointed that I didn't win this prize, maybe next year.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Blue Ribbon Winner

I entered my Desert Sun Shawl (Mystery Shawl 4) in the Iowa State Fair and it won first place. I guess you could say I am officially an award-winning designer LOL! I will take photos of it on display on Thursday to post. I also entered a pair of socks that won 4th place.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Twilight Zone?

This is the scene outside my shop. It has been this way for weeks. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone or one of those sci-fi movies where they land on another planet and it used to be inhabited but now there's no one to be found. Where did they go?

They're working on the street to make the downtown look better but it's so weird to see it so barren. It's raining today but usually there is dust blowing down the street which makes it even more eerie. This section is supposed to be finished next week so then there will be more traffic, hopefully it will all be worth it.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Shawl Club

Okay, here is progress. Of course it's not blocked out but you can still see some of the detail. I am much happier with this than the original design. No more photos until it's finished, though.

Also, I've been waiting to find out how I did in the Iowa State Fair. I entered two items - the MS4 and a pair of socks I designed just for the entry. Their website says they're supposed to have results within 24-48 hours and the judging ended last Friday. I emailed them and they told me it would be a few days for the results to be listed. So I must wait anxiously patiently. This is the first time I've entered so we'll see what happens.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Works in Progress

I've been working on this for awhile:

I'm about half way through, it will be a free pattern on the Bo Peep's website. I've had to put it down a few times to work on other projects like MS4 and a pair of socks for the Iowa State Fair. Hoping to have it done soon.

This is going to be a bonus kit pattern for the Shawl Club:

Cascade Indulgence, alpaca/angora blend. It's very nice to work with. This is the first project I have had to start over on. I don't swatch, so when I have a pattern charted I just jump right in. So far I have had good luck with that. But I wasn't quite happy with how this one was working up so I had to change the charts and start over. Progress pics will be up as soon as I decide if it's looking right.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New Blog/First Post

Welcome to my new blog for Goddess Knits patterns. I will be posting info here about new patterns as well as other stuff.