Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New button...

Be on the lookout for new colorways by the end of the week!

House pictures...

Well, there is some progress going on. There should be more, but it's not going to happen with the weather looking like this!

Progress as promised....

Well, it's been crazy busy around here. I've been dyeing a lot more, have sold a few but also I'm working on stocking my yarn at a local craft store a little north of here! Mr. Outdoors made me a few things.... a skein winder and a warping board. There also is a little bit of progress on the house lately (more pictures later). There hasn't been a whole heck of a lot of knitting going on, but hopefully that will change soon!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Open for business!!!

Ok, this is a long shot, but I've put up 10+ different colorways and have even come up with name.... Tallgrass Yarns. They are 100% wool, and 100grams (approx 240 yards). All prices include shipping within the continental US, my friends from Austrailia just need to contact me and we'll make a deal about the shipping.

Please come by and just take a look. The pictures are much better and show of the colors really nicely!

3 Ladies Who Knit the Socks of Death...

Ok, so they are not the socks of death, but it's one sock that took me FOREVER to make. I got the pattern over Memorial Day weekend at a LYS in Grove. It's from Fiber Trends and part of a group of 3 called "Walking Away Socks". It reminds me of dragonflies!

The 3 Ladies Who Knit the Socks of Death is actually the name of a chapter in this book. It is a Young Adult selection, but it's also AWESOME! It's a great mix or adventure, coming of age and Greek mythology! I highly recommend to anyone age 10 and up!

As far as the Friday Night Knitting Club, I finished it and it is wonderful. It's not really about knitting, the actual craft, but more about how life is like knitting. I really want to read it again, but no time.

Also, while I was knitting on the sock I cranked out this!



I've been meaning to post knitting and dyeing, but I've been too wrapped up in the fact that our little dog (Lilee) a Jack Russell Terrier, disappeared from our backyard yesterday afternoon. She has been gone 12+ hours so she is officially lost! THe girls are just devastated. Hopefully, she will turn up soon!

UPDATE: Lilee has been found by a good Samaritan about 2 miles away. She heard our announcement on the radio! Lilee is now in our possession and happy to be home!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Knitting Daily...

I've been waiting rather impatiently for Knitting Daily to come up and now it's here. It's a part of Interweave and it has some great patterns. Plus, also, Knitty is up! WOO HOO! It's a good day.

Summer Reading...

Since I am now off(..yeah right) for the summer I've decided to get back on the reading bandwagon. It truly has been WAY too long since I read a book for pleasure. Well, it's not all about pleasure. I'm also reading some Young Adult books to catch up on some reading for my new job this August in the 5th grade.

I've already read a great book that I'll talk about later, but now I'm reading a book that is perfect for me. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs is pretty good so far, I'm not ready to give out a full review yet, but that's because I'm only on page 73. I did see however, that it is already slated to be a movie starring Julie Roberts in 2008.

The best thing about the summer is that the girls are reading...a lot.

Also on a side note....Nan (almost 4.5) is now riding a bike without training wheels!WOO HOO!

I've been DYE-ing to blog...

I've been bit by the dyeing bug. I was given a bunch of wool from a friend of mine and have been going crazy! I've never been all that great of an artist (painting, drawing, etc) but I've found my niche with dyeing the yarn! It's been fantastic! The pictures below are a bit grainy. I have better pictures, but I just need to pick them up next time I'm at the store.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Well, I'm back! I've been out of commission for the past month or so. It's been one of those things where a lot has been going on here over at Chez Procrastiknitter. Since I took the new job, finished out the old one and then I've been acclamating to being a stay at home mommy. I am dealing with a lack of inspiration. No inspiration about blogging, not a lot of inspiring knitting either.

I do have some pictures and other things to talk about later, but I really want to get this blog updated, fixed up and situated. Stop by later on in the week. I promise I'm back! LOL.