Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shop Name KAL

I was inspired by this mochimochi blog http://mochimochiland.com/blog/

So I want to knit my Etsy name, how cool would that be??

I figured that I would start a knit-a-long on my blog, if anyone else wants to join me-- although this sounds like a "summer project". I am sure most of us are frantically knitting scarves and cowls etc. for the holiday rush. But of course, as knitters we do stuff for ourselves in spurts, so this can be a long term knit-a-long.

I am envisioning a fair-isle type of lettering... but you can do whatever style you like. Perhaps puffy, like in the blog. My shop name is "Klose Knit" so that is what I am going to knit. I will start an Excel sheet to graph my letters. Will post soon!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chinese Take-Out

Kids are funny. My son who is three is funny. Here's the story: So going to the Chinese restaurant last night for some buffet take out. L.o. wants to go, so sure, lets go. Here is the conversation on the way to the restaurant
N- where we going, Mommy?
Me- the Chinese restaurant
N- the Charleese resanant?
Me- yes.
(door closes, walk into the restaurant)
Me- Two buffets, to go
Waiter- Here you go ma'am
N- Where's Charley?
Me- [sideways glance, deliberately ignoring, walking]
N- Mommy, where's Charley?
Me- shhh, hun
N- but where's CHARLEY?? Mommy? Where's CHARLEY??
Me- there's no Charley, honey. Quiet.
N- I thought we were at Charley's. Where's Charley?
Me- I said Chinese. Chinese, honey.
N- not Charley??
Me- no, honey. Chinese. [pay and leave]
N- but where's Charley?
Me- [putting him into his car seat] sigh..
But it was really good food. It only cost $13.00!!! Sweet!

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Contest!! Fiber Scavenger Hunt!

Hey, all. My favorite Merino Boucle style yarn is discontinued. It is a heavy worsted, 219 yard skein product. It costs $9, and they have stopped offering it. *sob*
Sooooo, this month's contest is to find a replacement! I don't know much about on-line yarn shopping, and I bet you ppl do! Here are my parameters:
#1) it has to be soft. I mean soft.
#2) it has to be synthetic free for my Bamboo Springs Store.
#3) it does not have to be boucle, it can be smooth too.
#4) it has to be comparable in price.
#5) it has to be heavy worsted or bulky or MORE! I don't mind a quick knit!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Alpaca, alpaca, alpaca!!

I am knitting hats with a light fawn colored alpaca/llama blend yarn. Oooh, I am so excited! I plan on selling them at the sheep farm and not on Etsy. I will photo them, so if you would like to purchase one, let me know and we will get it figured out.
I have also finished, and listed my prayer shrug.
But back to alpaca, I have a lopi that is thicker, and I want to make my No Hat Head Hats. Here is one that is unfinished- It is from a pattern (gasp!) but didn't turn out so good. My gauge was off. Just a bit!!
 oops. not files!! rofl rofl!

Soooo stoked, I want to get back to knitting!!!!!!!

Eileen (hearts!!)