Thursday, May 29, 2008
Amia is coming along also. We will be doing a little more work on that tomorrow too. Tomorrow we are unloading more of the POD that came today, working on the upstairs floor and finishing bowls and doing the bowl and yarn pictures for the websites. Sounds like fun, eh?? :) We were going to try and make it to the drive in movie theater tonight but the movie does not start until 9 and we are already about ready for bed since we are so tired from working around the house all day (it's only 8 right now).
The kittens are doing great! They seem much happier now and are running around and playing all the time. They are still a little skittish when I go to pick them up but they have improved immensely since we got them. We have decided on the name Willow for the little girl kitty and Goose for the little boy kitty.
It sure is hard to get them to sit still or both look in the same direction at the same time! Check out the geese - they are getting bigger!
Oh..........and I have absolutely no knitting to report. I was working more on the socks, then I crossed a cable the wrong way, frogged it, redid the cable, continued on and realized that I crossed the same cable in the wrong friggin' direction AGAIN! So, said sock is unfrogged waiting for me to come back and tackle it again. I must have been tired!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
We are only keeping two of these cutie pies but they are kind of hard to get pictures of because they don't stay still long enough. They look almost exactly alike. One of the boys went to his new home this morning so now we just have the two - a boy and a girl. We are thinking about names and want to do some "naturish" names, like trees, animals, plants, etc. Any ideas??? We have a couple we are thinking about but I won't bias you by telling you what they are.
Also..................TA DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look what happened on Saturday!!!
Our youngest graduated from high school with honors! YAY! We were kind of scared when we got there that we were going to be there all freaking day because they were graduating over FOUR HUNDRED students!! But, they had us in and out of there in an hour and ten minutes - can you believe that?!?! So, we were very happy and hung around for a few pictures.
We are still unpacking and unpacking and moving and moving. All of our stuff should be in one place by the end of next week. We HAVE started the new bowls and should be able to glaze and do the final firing so that they are ready to go on the website by Sunday. I will send out an email when they are ready to everyone who has requested to be on the notification list.
AND we were able to finally get our bank account for Amia Yarn Company today so we should have that up and running soon also. We have some really beautiful yarns to put on the site already!
We met our new neighbor over the weekend and she is AWESOME so that is really great. She is even a loom weaver! :)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Check out what came to visit us in our pond today:
Finshed the floor in the downstairs bedroom:
We will be able to start firing and glazing them soon.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I would love to show you a picture, really I would, but per usual, I don't have all the necessary equipment. I really tried to remember to bring the camera cable with us to Blue Ridge this time but it is still sitting at the house in Atlanta. So, you will have to wait to see said progress on sock.
Our move will be completed May 29th and all of our stuff will finally be in one place..........well, that's not really true because we still have about another 2 trailers worth of stuff at my dad's - but - we are getting there.
I think I have almost finished cleaning the main floor and the basement (except for a good floor cleaning) and am about ready to start on the upstairs. The upstairs should be much less hassle to clean so - almost there! Woo hoo!!
Husband is working on setting up the pottery studio RIGHT NOW and he should be able to start thorowing some new yarn bowls later today. I have a hefty notification list going for people waiting on the next batch too so we are really making new bowls a priority right now.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Then there is the birds nest that has been built in our roof awning. There actually are teeny weenie baby birds now but I could never get a picture with their little heads sticking up!
And finally, the water snake we saw in our pond!!! Pretty cool, eh?
So far our wildlife count includes water snake, turtles, scorpions, honey bees, geese, songbirds, herons, bass, brim, minnows (all in our large pond) frogs, toads and about a billion tadpoles in our small pond.
We are loving it so far! I bet you guys are all wondering by now if I really even know HOW to knit since I haven't posted any knitting in so long. I simply have not had the time lately and I can't seem to get my needles, yarn, roving, wheel, patterns and body all in the same location to get anything started. My goal is to get ALL my fiber supplies up at the new place this week because I am really itching to get a project started!!
AND..........does anyone out there have a simple, free knitting pattern that they have written (for maybe a shawl or a baby blanket) that they would be willing to donate to me? I would like a pattern that has been tested by another knitter and that you have pictures of that I could include in an auction goody bag. It would be a little promotion for you and I would certainly keep your credit information intact. If you do, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would need the pattern, a picture and (of course) your permission. It needs to be something that can be knit with alpaca yarn or an alpaca blend (wool, silk, bamboo, etc.). Thanks!!!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
First place winner had the most accurate guess the soonest and wins a $20 credit to the Knit Witch store! Congratulations to Debbie!!!! I know, we are low on product right now but not to worry - I will honor the credit for whenever the winners would like to use it. Obviously, this person is also placed on the notification list for the next batch. Here is her entry:
Hum . . .
Contest guessing. You are moving to the Mtns of GA and starting an Alpaca farm. On this farm you will create handspun alpaca yarns and yarn bowls to sell through an online yarn store. Maybe GA Mtn Yarn?
The second place winner has the most outrageous guess. Second place wins a $10 credit to the Knit Witch store. Congratulations to Katey!!! Now let me tell you, this one was far more difficult to choose. Some folks sent in some downright crazy outrageous stuff! They were all hilarious to read! She actually also had a very accurate guess but then she creeped it out with me having all those kids (which for anyone who knows me knows that is NOT EVER going to happen) so I had to give her the most outrageous award. Here is her entry and I'm quite sure she didn't REALLY mean to use foul language against me:
You and Wayne are opening a brick and mortar shop somewhere in the mountains near a body of water? Probably in a touristy town.
Where you will proceed with the getting pregnant and having quintuplets. After which you will promptly be skinny and cute again. (bitch.)
You will then raise those five darling children to make and glaze your yarn bowls thereby stepping up your production 500%.
We drove out to the new place to take a load of stuff. Did I remember to grab the connection to download some pics to the computer? Well, of course not. That would be silly! We are so looking forward to getting on with this venture - we are ready for country living! We can't wait to get our garden put in - nothing more yummy than 3-4 homegrown tomoato sandwiches a day!!!!
Congrats to the winners!!!!!