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Archive for November 4th, 2003

My, I’m a Busy Grrl!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003

I’m delighted at the response I’ve had on my yarns. It sure is keeping me busy, writing people about shipping and confirming sales, on top of my other activities. It is a very high class problem, and I’m not complaining. It’s clear that I need to get into that dye studio again soon! I do have a new shipment of yarn so I’m ready to go.

Tonight I went to Borders in Ann Arbor. As always, it was a lively and wonderful event. So many good people are there, it’s hard to talk to them all. I do get inspired by the show and tell there. And the people are just so fun to talk with, I could stay till 3am if they would let me! Tony couldn’t go with me this time, which was a disappointment. However, I’ve seen him several times lately and his schedule would have made us leave a little later than I did.

The good thing about leaving a few minutes earlier, is that I got to Knit A Round yarn shop 15 minutes before they closed. Bless them, I always bomb in there just as they are about ready to call it a day, but I’m out of town and that’s how it goes. They are kind, and they always remember me by name. They even remember my brother Eric when he comes in (he’s purchased me yarn several times there, what a guy).

I had a gift certificate from Eric and his wife Diana, for our Christmas exchange that we had early (last week). I knew that this shop had a big collection of Koigu PPPM yarn last I was there. They also had some of the new Koigu, I think it’s called Kristi. It is DK weight and came in lovely colors… but it’s handwash, and I just couldn’t do that this time. I need washable socks right now, it seems all of my handknits are handwash and I don’t wear them as much that way.

So I got a beautiful spring green colorway I’d admired for a while, in the washable PPPM yarn that is the signature yarn for Koigu. It isn’t my typical color range, but the intensity is the same as my more common favorites. And maybe this colorway will make me feel springlike during the upcoming winter! I’m already dreading winter, even though today it was 66F in the evening. I only saw sun for a few minutes but it was warm and that was perhaps good enough.

I started a simple one-color pair of sox for myself in a hot fuschia Special Blauband, yesterday. I have about 2.5″ done on both sox thus far. I’m in a mood to start and finish things quickly lately. No sweaters for a while, as long as I’m in this mood! I need to get back to the knit machine, too. I have another hat in my head… who knows when I’ll have time to do it, but I’m inspired.

Here are some pics of the Polymer clay class that I taught for the Eastside Handweavers Guild (I hope I got that name right) this Sunday. Pictures thanks to Karen Krause.