New thing, sorta scary:
New thing, sorta scary:
I had a very productive weekend that proceeded at a lovely pace. I did some things that I needed to do, I did somethings that I wanted to do, and I did somethings that flew in out left field. That is my FAVORITE kind of weekend! I feel refreshed.
Also, I slept pretty well.
I spent a bit of time on both days getting my downstairs dye studio in order -- cleaning, assembling a shelf unit, hauling stuff down there & organizing -- and even dyed a couple of hanks. I need to get a feel for the space, equipment, and flow...
I dragged almost everyone down to look at it, and Kate snapped a different view, shared on her IG story.
I'm itching to get back down there, but that probably won't happen until Friday!
As exciting as that is, it also means that the shop is closed until approx. December 7th! The KC&T Coffee Camper will be out front every morning 6:30-11am during the closure, with limited menu/merchandise, but we're missing a couple of important holiday shopping weeks, including Small Business Saturday!
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KNITTING NECESSITIES - The newest tote bag from Fringe Supply! $20
2018 Wall Calendar, featuring a year of illustrated sheep & natural dye plants (they're gorgeous!), from making. $26
Field Guide No. 5 - SEQUENCES, brand new from Mason-Dixon Knitting. $14.95
Also: Field Guides No. 1 - STRIPES, No. 2 - FAIR ISLE, No. 3 - WILD YARNS, and No. 4 - LOG CABIN. $14.95 each
Making No. 4 / LINES. $24
Also: No. 3 / DOTS, $24
No. 2 / FAUNA and No. 1 / FLORA, $20 each
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More coloring. ;)
It's not exactly what I was going for -- it's a bit brighter than I'd imagined! I love it, though. One of those is already wound up because I'm dying to see how it knits up.
There was a little room in the pot so I threw in this hank of bulky SW merino/nylon to soak up the slop. It's already on the needles being worked up into a hat!
It's fun to play around! I'm not always consistent with output -- what with work, family, occasional travel, other obligations, and a bunch of other interests -- but I do sell most of the yarn that I dye. It's mostly through Make.Do@KC&T -- my little knitting corner within Ali's coffee shop where I also carry some tools & notions, patterns & books, other stuff that I like (and from suppliers that don't have huge minimum orders... it's a wee shop!). I'm more than happy to pack & ship if ever there's something you see. Mostly, it's a fingering/sock base -- 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon -- but I work with some other bases, too.
I predict we'll have a very mobile baby by Christmas! She pivots when she sits, reaching and scooting... she has to figure out a couple of things yet, like how to get her leg out of the way!
Like a photo of some slippers in a magazine.
The magazine is Mollie Makes, a UK-based magazine for makers, thrifters, collectors, crafters. It was waiting in my stack of mail upon returning from Chicago. So fun!
I'm quite pleased. I sell both the pattern and the yarn I used, Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Full O' Sheep, at my *tiny* and slowly growing shop, Make.Do. I hope soon to have some items listed online -- especially some Make.Do Hand-Dyes.
If there's a holiday you observe this weekend -- and even if there's not -- I hope you're having a great one!