A disgustingly good mood

So, I’m in a disgustingly good mood today.  It’s really rather irritating.

I think it is because of the case of finishitis I’ve got.  That’s a very good thing with Christmas coming up – gifts and all you know.  So what have I finished?  Here we go!

Broken Rib Scarf in Cypress Mohair

Broken Rib Scarf in Cyprus Mohair

 
Tori's pocket scarf in superwash

Tori's pocket scarf in superwash

 
Grove Mittens in Alpaca

Grove Mittens in Alpaca

So that is what I’ve finished – well, what I’ve finished that can be shown until after gifts have been opened!  Now I only have a cardi, a balaclava, 3 hats, a purse, fingerless gloves and a pair of socks to finish.  That looks like a lot when I type it out.  Hmmm….

New in the store – I listed last week what is new in the store, well now that I’ve relearned how to insert photos, you can see what they look like – but I have to tell you, unless you have “feel-a-vision” on your computer, you can’t get the full effect of this yarn!

Perfection from Kraemer

Perfection from Kraemer

 
Bear Creek from Kraemer

Bear Creek from Kraemer

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m curious as to where October went.  I seemed to have missed it completely.  I vaguely remember kids in costumes marching up and down the street.  I only realized how far into November we are when the alert popped up on my phone “Buy Arthur’s b-day gift”!  Good gravy Gertude!  Where has the time gone? (Not to mention that my youngest nephew is now 4!  How did that happen?!)

What’s been happening at the store?  Well, what will be happening is decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving dinner since I refused to be “retail – savvy” and decorate before Halloween for Christmas.  What has happened is MORE YARN!  Yippee! 

I was going to post pictures but I’m having technical difficulties (MAYBE user error, but I really don’t think so this time).   So, here we go at painting a picture with words!

Bear Creek Chunky – variegated colors in the weight of yarn that screams for size 19 needles or a rug hook.  Beautiful colors that knit and crochet FAST!  Perfection Worsted and DK – a machine washable and dryable yarn.  Superwash wool and acrylic blend that feels like wool.  Great for kids, blankets, or prayer shawls.  These are all from Kraemer Yarns – that means made in America!

And then there is Feza, my newest line addition.  These are fun and funky yarns (ribbons, fuzzy, sparkly, soft – all sorts of goodness!).  And we’ve knit all sorts of cool stuff with it already. 

I’m going to keep working on this picture problem – I might be back later today with photos (hopefully)!

Holidays

I love Holidays!  Any Holiday – doesn’t matter which one or when it is.  Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas, Veteran’s Day (aka Armstice Day).  I love them all!  (And yes, I am a sentimental sap who cries at coffee commercials!).  I really love the Fall and Winter Holidays – Halloween through Valentines.  (For the same reason I really love the Spring and Summer ones – it’s just that the Fall and Winter ones are on the doorstep so I’ll gush on them today.) 

I’m sitting here today with a sweater on my lap (I’m knitting intermittently), some good Celtic music in the background (big surprise there, right?), a cup of coffee on the table and watching the fall colored leaves fall with the cold rain through the window with the Thanksgiving display in it.  It’s snug and cozy here, bright hanks of yarn all around and the knowledge that I have a LOT of Christmas knitting to get done (I’m not panicking yet!).  And the Holiday Open House on Main Street is this weekend – as is the Festival of Tables and Christmas Market here at the Opera House.  All of these things combine to make me very happy and feel quite Holiday-celebration-ish (yes, I’m creating my own language again).

February "Pink" Lady sweater in process

February "Pink" Lady sweater in process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m refusing to decorate for Christmas yet.  One Holiday at a time for me and it’s still harvest celebration time for me.  I might put up a small pine tree for my turkey to hide in though!  And, for some odd reason, I thought it would be a good idea to make the ornaments for my Christmas tree this wear, so I have a stack of ornament patterns by my chair to work on.  I might be a bit over ambitious! 

Thanksgiving Display

Thanksgiving Display

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