Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hello Darlings. Let's catch up, shall we?
First things first, eh? Meet Penelope. She is our newest foster and she is the sweetest and mellowest (Is that a word?) female kitty we've ever had the pleasure of sharing our home with. You can read more about her here.
Second, this morning I woke up to the prettiest kind of rain. It's the kind of rain that is steady, but light. The temperature outside is warm enough to leave windows open and the sound of the droplets pattering on leaves is just the loveliest soundtrack for this lazy Sunday morning. The lobster is still snoozing (Mops joined him) and my kitties are scattered on various windowsills, watching the birds and quivering leaves. It's almost time for my second cup of tea and I'm loving the smell of forest pine incense. (To throw a loop into this pretty picture I'm painting for you... The reason I'm burning said incense is because two days ago I made asparagus for dinner. It was a lovely dinner of polenta in pink sauce, red potatoes with sour cream and chives, and oven roasted asparagus with lemon. But in the process of oven roasting the asparagus I dropped a stem onto the bottom of the oven and promptly forgot about it. Then this morning I preheated the oven to 400 degrees and hopped in the shower. Yeah, not so good.) It's quiet here for the moment and everyone is snuggly and grateful to be under a (leaking) roof.
Third, yarn! How was that to get you drooling? I've been spinning up a storm (and you've been buying up a storm!) and I have some dyeing to do this week for a roving update. My roving updates have been so overwhelming due to announcing them on ravelry (join my rav group!) and on flickr. The braids disappear from my shop so fast that it's not really fair to new customers! So I've decided that once a month I'm going to do a surprise roving update where I shan't announce the time and date and you'll all be very surprised to see my shop stocked with pretties. This, of course, is in addition to the regularly scheduled updates where my repeat customers can reserve braids as they are listed. As for yarn, well, I list new yarn (those three up there ^ are still available, get them while they last!) almost every day so that means you'll just need to visit often! OH! And! You have one more week to buy to participate in the birthday drawing! See my shop announcement for details on that one.
Fourth, knitting projects. I'm working on two of my own designs right now, how cool is that? The first is a Noro dog sweater for Mops (spoiled!) and it's turning out quite well I think. I've been meaning to knit him a sweater for quite some time but every pattern I found didn't work the way I wanted it to. So custom sweater it is! I finally feel as though my knitting skills are up to par with creating my own patterns... It's quite liberating! The other project is a secret, still. It will be up for sale in my etsy shop at some point, so I'll keep you posted on that one. Hint: It has something to do with handspun. :)
Fifth, I have a very busy and important day of doing nothing scheduled. What are you beautiful people up to today?