Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Life has been a whirlwind lately, as one can see from the date of my last post.  

I've been keeping busy at the store (shocking, isn't it?) with the arrival of our Fall yarns.  Our most recent shipment is from Malabrigo and the beautiful yarns just went on the shelves today!  We welcome Chunky to our existing lineup of Merino Worsted, Sock, and Lace.  We have carried some colors over from our existing lines and added a few new/different ones.  I am preparing to cast my own project in Chunky as I type.  I have selected the Dolores Park Cowl by Parikha Mehta; it's just a matter of color selection right now and who knows how long that could take, lol! 

The knitting projects continue to be started more frequently than the rate of completion, but a few are nearing the finish line.  The Little Pumpkin hat was a quick knit from itty-bitty hats by Susan B. Anderson.  I knit it up with Cascade 220 Superwash for a washable project that knit up in one evening!  I do have a couple tasks that are taking my time right now, but I am sure I will find some time to knit on the UFOs. 

One of the projects I am working on is for the Beaver Dam Community Library.  Their 7th Annual Crochet and Knit-a-thon is Saturday, November 6th and we are providing some prizes for the event.  If you are able to attend, it is from 11am - 4pm at the library.  This is time to bring your supplies and work with other stitchers on a project for the community.  They will be collecting handmade items in November and December so this is a great time to get started on something for those in need this Winter.  As added incentive, the prizes we are providing are SO MUCH FUN!  I will share the project details when they are ready and I guarantee you will want one and they will make you smile! 

As if that's not enough excitement... I am bursting at the seams in anticipation of our first CSA delivery tomorrow!!!  Thank you so much to Sarah C. for introducing me to her farm after my post about the Farmer's Market; my customers are the BEST!  I can't wait to pick up our bounty of fresh veggies and get creative in the kitchen.  Those of you that know me, know I love healthy cooking and not having as much time lately to cook has been difficult for me.  Cooking is a wonderful way for me to release stress, nurture others, and enjoy some good grub in the process.  I hope that the combo of a little spare time and a box full of fresh veggies staring at me will provide the jump start I need to get back to my cooking.  

I will keep you posted!  Until then... 

Cheers!
Alisa 

3 comments:

  1. You will love the Dolores Park Cowl -- I've made 4 or 5 of them. So easy and so perfect. Can you believe I even have one in Malabrigo Chunky (color is Paris Night)! Me + Malabrigo -- hard to believe, right?!

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  2. I'm good with Sarah JC, too, if that will lessen the confusion. :) I'm looking forward to that veggie box, too! Squash!! My favorite vegetable this fall.

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  3. Sorry for the confusion, I may have to impose a Sarah limit soon :)

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