Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inline Crochet Hooks
Coming Sooooon

I can't wait to see these crochet hooks in "real life". They are inline hooks which I personally don't use but I have thousands of customers that do. Made from the finest wood which is slant cut. And what amazing colours! I also have double pointed knitting needles on the way too.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Stunning New Designer Knitting Patterns

A designer contacted me and asked if I would be interested in stocking her patterns. Personally, I think they are stunning. I only wish I had the time to knit them for myself. The unique patterns come from knitwear designer Vladimira Cmorej - Vadis Designs.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

OOps I did it again.

I have a bad habit of not being able to control my arm when somebody asks for volunteers. This time it was at the AGM for the local Speed Skating club. My son began speed skating this season. They needed executive members and I volunteered. I have to admit that I find speed skating great fun. I only wish I was confident on ice myself. Didn't grow up with skates on my feet like my own son.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween and Pumpkins

I was looking through some work of mine and remembered a design I came up with a few years ago. It is a Jack-0-Lantern bookmark pattern. Fast to crochet using size 10 thread. You can find the pattern free on my website.
For Halloween, my son, Jesse, will be Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. He will have a flashing red nose. Christmas will reach us early LOL.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Addi Click Interchangeable Knitting Needles

At last some of these sets arrived for the store. I have to say that I am really impressed with them. The joins are so smooth and there are endless combinations of lengths and needle sizes. They aren't going to stay in stock long, that is for sure. I think I will get a set for myself too. They would be great for when I am travelling. All those needles in one small case!!!!! I love Addi Turbo needles as they just glide through the yarn. An A+++++++++ from me.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Snow, Snow, Snow

Woke up to a blanket of that white stuff this morning. GROAN.

It was supposed to be a day off for me at the Shelter. Then I got a call and realised that something was going on that shouldn't have been. So I had to clear all the snow from my van and head over there. There are 8 cute puppies that need caring for right now. I see it is snowing out again and I need to back there at 8pm to feed the little bundles of fur again.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Life has a bad habit of getting in the way of my blogging.

So what is going on here? Well there are now 4 dogs here. Fostering a dog that was found near death's door. He is doing great. It will be really hard to say to goodbye to him when the time comes. That could be a couple of months off yet though.

Hockey starts again tonight. Not sure how I feel about that right now. Jesse will be doing a speed-skating camp this weekend and I think he is going to be really good at it. Then we might have to drop another sport.

I am supposed to be coaching Indoor Soccer for the Under 8s. Finding it hard to get information from the organisers so we shall see if that ever comes to fruition.

Was happy to be asked to judge crafts in the local Fall Fair. Not too much was entered though so I was asked to bring some of my own work in to add to the crochet on display. Both of these dolls won 1st place ribbons a few years ago. I never time to crochet anything like that these days.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Itsy

Well it actually took place on Feb 22nd. She is now 10 years old. I cannot believe how fast those years went.

I copied Paula's idea and gave her Beneful with candles on. She loved it. So did Kiah.

Today Kiah had her ears up a lot. It is really odd as they tend to stay up until hubby gets home and then they go down. She is clearly way more submissive with him. Kiah is now 5 months. If her ears are not up properly by 6 months, we might need to aid them a bit.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kiah at 4 months and one week.

She has two rows of front teeth - which probably accounts for her starting to bite me again. One ear keeps going up and down so I assume they are both on their way up.