Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Socks Done!

Okay, both socks are done! Now I just need to get the pattern completed so I can send them off to Cherry Tree Hill. I guess this will be my only Socktoberfest pair, I thought I would have time to get another pair done before the end of the month, but I have other projects that need attention so here you go:

You can see more detail in the pic posted below.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

MySpace Group

I created a new MySpace group for indie designers. If you have a MySpace page you can join the group: There weren't any other groups I could find for knitwear designers, only fashion designers with no mention of knitwear so I thought we needed a group too.

Socktoberfest - First Pair

Well here is my first Socktoberfest sock, it's for a contest by Cherry Tree Hill using their Supersock Solids. I need to submit the pair so I'm off to make the second one! I'm hoping to have the second one finished to ship by Monday so wish me luck!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Yarn Sale

I am trying to get rid of most of the yarn I have left from the shop, I am sort of re-organizing what I am going to keep selling and what I am going to stop selling. Most everything is on sale at 65% off. Just go to Bo Peep's Wool Shop for more info.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Knit Witch

A friend of mine gave this picture to me to hang up in my shop. Needless to say I didn't get it framed before I closed, but here it is finally. My husband made the frame out of 200-year old barn wood. Pretty cool, huh? The caption says "The Knit Witch". I don't know where she found it but the copyright reads "XRX 2006" so it is probably from XRX Publishing.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Blustery Day

Pretty windy here today, we had our first snow yesterday. Not much, but a little. I told everyone it was going to snow early this year but no one believed me. Oh, well...what're you gonna do? I expect there will be more before the month's end. I was going to take a pic but didn't get a chance before it all melted. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More New Patterns

Okay, I finally got these patterns ready. Both patterns are available in regular and PDF formats on the Bo Peep's website under Goddess Knits.
Mabon Harvest

Neapolitan Scarf

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

"One Rainy Day"

It actually has been raining here this afternoon and evening but did you ever have one of those days? One of those days where you just don't want to do anything? I mean anything. Not get out of bed or eat or shower or think. Just sit and stare at the wall. Well, not even that, that's too much to do. And then have to deal with people that expect you to be super-human. You have to be perfect, can't make a mistake or you're nailed to the wall and ripped to shreds. I sometimes wonder if I'm in the right business. I find, quite often, that women don't support each other. I'm not being general about this, I know there are a lot of women out there who are supportive, I know quite a few of them. But some just don't get it. Makes me want to change professions, start selling lawn mower parts to men instead of yarn to women LOL. In my experience, men have been much easier to deal with. I know that a lot of men are difficult and I can't speak for everyone, but this has just been my experience. I don't know, I guess I'm having a "rainy day". Maybe it's the "winter blues" people talk about, even though it's not winter and I never get them. Winter is my second favorite season, I like winter especially if it's cold and snowing. I guess I just have a way of attracting negative people, they make a bee-line for me every time, it's my magnetic personality LOL. Well I just needed to spew this out so thanks to anyone listening.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Time, Time, Time...??!!

Still plugging along getting things put away. My goal was to have everything done by yesterday, but I sort of ran out of steam. Oh well, there's always next week. Just can't seem to find enough time in the day to get everything done. I spent most of last week getting orders shipped from the closing sale, then I had the next Shawl club kits to get ready - wind the yarn, print the patterns, etc. So not much time left for putting away.

I also have another pattern available at Bo Peep's, "Petticoat Shawl":

I have another sock pattern finished as well, but umm, can't seem to find the time to get the pattern ready.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Pattern Available

The first Shawl Club pattern is now available for sale to the general public, visit Bo Peep's Wool Shop to purchase in regular or PDF format.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Over And Out

Well, it's done. I have everything moved, now I just need to figure out where to put everything. Envy me? I was going to take a picture of the empty shop to post here, but I forgot and now I don't really have time, so you will just have to imagine an empty shop. The whole front of the building is windows, there is tan carpet on the floor and the walls are painted a butterscotch-y gold (took me 2 days to paint it!). And so, life goes on. I will still have the online shop but I will be focusing more on designing now. Maybe I can find more time to knit now that I don't have the retail location. Yeah right! LOL!