Tuesday, July 31, 2007

How exciting!

I received an email yesterday from Peachy at Lime & Violet, and I thought I would share it :)

"Hi! I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that we selected your etsy shop as our Etsy Site of the Day over on Lime & Violet’s Daily Chum. (It’s at http://limenviolet.com/blog )Your site will be featured this or the following week (I’ll email you the date once I know it), and we’ll probably post a picture of your header graphic or something that you’re selling so that people can see the loveliness and click through to find you. Let me know if you have any questions I can answer or if there’s more information you’d like me to add! Thank you, and congratulations!

Peachy- Lime & Violet Daily Chum Staff Writer"

I'm sooooooo EXCITED about this! I'll be featured on Wednesday, for anyone who's interested :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Yesterday...

...I really should have gotten some work done, but did I? Nahhhh...How could I when the mountains were calling me? :) The hills were alive with the sound of music- ~lol~


How do you solve a problem like Maria...?
These were taken from the center of Cades Cove, in the Smokies. It was a perfect day for a picnic :) I'm looking forward to cooler weather, when I can bring my knitting along with me...sigh...a little slice of Heaven...wish everyone could join me!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Playing with Roving

Can I just say how much I love wool...:)





This is called Lovespell.






Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rainy Day

Not much is happening in the mountains today. It's kind of overcast and rainy, which = cold and damp, which = wool sock wearing weather!! Woo-hoo!! Yippee!! We're dancing through the countryside as you read this :)




For your viewing pleasure, because I know you just want to see my feet, I'm wearing a pair of socks that I picked up in Ireland and Eli is wearing his first pair of handkint by mama socks! Please excuse the one red toe! I was trying to economize by using up leftover stash yarn (Bryony ;) and ran out!

Friday, July 20, 2007

An early start on the holiday gifts...and other fun things I've been doing :)

First of all...Thank you to everyone for all your comments and kind wishes :))))) They really warmed my heart! I love you, man!!! lol! I just wanted to recognize everyone, before I go rambling on...and on...;P

I am one heck of a holiday procrastinator, but this year, I'm getting a head start. I want to do a Laura Ingalls Wilder holiday this year and give only handmade items. I have 8 people to cover...I guess you could take that literally! *grin* First on the list is my Mom's new husband Jack. He is going to get his first pair of toasty warm, made with love, wool socks :) I fugured that it would be safe to post this, because he doesn't read the ol' blog. I'm making a standard "guy" sock, using the Garter Rib pattern. I love how quickly this knits up! Lorna's Laces Shephard Sport in Black Watch was my choice for him. I have one done and I'm onto the second, surprisingly, I'm not suffering from second-sock-itis.




I've also been working on my first official wool garment for myself, other than socks or shawls I've made for other people...*gasp* I have never had any need to make sweaters in FLA, but now is my time to shine baby!! I traded someone super lovely for the yarn. ( I hope you're feeling better sweetness!) It's some gorgeous super-soft worsted Malabrigio in Tortoise Shell. For some reason the picture came out dark, but I think you can still see it. I'm making the Retro Redux Shrug from the book Lace Style. It's a really simple two-row brioche stiche, that is easy to remember, so I can work on it while Eli is awake! Can I get an Amen for that!



I've also spent the last few days finishing up an order for a super great California knitter, which I packed up this morning and shipped off to her. I had to take a picture, because I absolutely love seeing all of this color together...I was sad to see it go, but I know they're going to a good home.




Last but not least, I thought I would share a few pictures from my final days in Ireland. In my haste last month, I never got to finish up. Here is the castle that we stayed at, Ashford Castle in County Mayo:




At this castle, they offered falconry lessons, and it had to be one of THE most magnificent experiences I've ever had. The feeling of holding something so wild was amazing. The bird that I got to fly was a Harris Hawk.






When Eli gets a little bit older, I'll be looking into adopting my own falcon or hawk to work with, now that I'm in the proper area to have one :)




Ya'll have a good night now, ya hear! ;)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I'm Back :))))

I back in bloggerland, baby! It's been awhile, but I sure do have a darn good reason this time! For those of you who are unaware, I recently moved my son and I to the Smoky Mountain area of Tennessee. We've been here since mid-June, and I'm finally starting to feel that we're settled in. It was a major life change and took alot of adjustment. We're doing well, Eli is thriving here with the mountains and animals and family around.


I did start to feel like I was missing something though, and I realized that I was missing my friends in bloggerland. Everyone who I've gotten to know and those that have simply left comments, have become a part of my life. I missed you guys...I think I'm going to shed a tear now...lol!

I hope to hear from everyone and I hope all is well in everyone's world. I'm slowly stopping by and saying hi, but I am in dial-up hell here, so it may take a few days :)

xo
Brooke