Saturday, November 8, 2008

Chocolate, men, coffee - some things are better rich.


Just a quick note before I head out for the day. Meeting this morning of our Fiber Arts Guild and then this afternoon meeting with friends.
But don't forget the drawing is still going on. I will pull a name on November 15th for your choice of 2 hanks of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted or Shepherd Bulky!! Such a deal!! Names put in the jar will be from those readers who send me a comment!

On my needles I am working on these little Santa Pouch Ornaments. The inspiration came from a crochet pattern of a small purse. I looked at the picture and redesigned it to ornament size and knitted. These are fund raiser ornaments for our local guild. Takes about 4-5 hours per ornament, so I only get about 4-5 done!!


Brought in a few more new patterns from Figheadh Yarns. I really like Jennifer's style.






Last weekend hubby and I went to Portland (Oregon) to look at condos. I'd really like to have a small place there. 3.5 of our 6 chidren live in that area. While they do come and visit the coast alot (they love the sand dunes, lake and the beach), there are times I'd like to get out. Found one we loved, loved the area, but the numbers are not making my CPA husband too excited. He says it is a scary risk, and I can certainly see that. So is all of life! But, if the money just does not exist for the monthly payment, well--I understand, but I am sad! This pic is a condo building called The Edge (upper right hand corner). The neighborhood is quite nice, loved the stores and coffee ships. It is right off the 405, but the noise is about the same as if you lived on the beach. I mean, have you really thought about the roar of the ocean 24-7?
The weekend was awesome! It was Cody's birthday. He's 24. Whitney (23) spent all of Saturday looking thru condos with us. Now that was fun! She took lots of pictures.
More later, gotta go!!

12 comments:

Kristin said...

Hah, you're doing the opposite of most people- live on the coast, have a 2nd residence in the city!

Nothing real to say, other than that I really need to get up there to visit your store sometime soon. You were listed as a supplier for Muench yarns, do you have any in stock? And Lorna's Laces too, wow!

Tiffany said...

Love the pattern idea. You'll have to post a pic of a finished one.

Rebecca said...

Seriously looking forward to seeing those cunning little ornaments! Please do post the pattern. Will you be compiling kits?

DonnaC said...

I just today discovered your store! Wow. Today's order won't be my first!!

How fun for you to hunt for a "city place". I live in the sticks and have often thought it would be fun to have a place in Portland (not your Portland, but the *other* Portland!) to spend an occasional visit.

Thanks for having a great store, and for sharing your blog with us!!

Jennifer said...

I hope to get out sometimes next year to visit your shop. We will be out visiting my hubby's family in Portland.

And yes please post the finished ornaments I can't wait to see.

Starr said...

I live in Switzerland and have just recently discovered Angelika's Yarn Store. It is so wonderful to have some place to buy U.S. size knitting needles and patterns in ENGLISH! I bought Vermont Fiber Design's "simple" cardigan and it is coming along nicely. Thank you, Angelika, for International Shipping!

Starr said...

I live in Switzerland and have just discovered Angelika's Yarn Store. It is so wonderful to have some place to buy U.S. size knitting needles and patterns in ENGLISH! And the customer service is excellent. I recently bought Vermont Fiber Design's "simple" cardigan and it is coming along nicely. Thank you, Angelika, for International Shipping.

KnitNana said...

The hats are adorable! (and so are the ornaments...)
I don't blame your husband, things are a bit scary right now!
(((Hugs)))

Colleen said...

I really like the little Santa ornaments. Please post the pattern for us. I would love to make some for my tree!!!

Anonymous said...

I have just found your blog through knitters review .i love your patterns .i hope I win the yarn and that you are able to send it to Australia

Susan said...

Greetings from Oklahoma! I ended up here this morning, coffee cup in hand, after seeing your link in a Knitter's Review post. I'm dying to try knitting lace so will be back when there are $$$ in my pocket. What a great store!

Lisaland said...

Hello from Madison, Alabama! I'm new to knitting and I love your store as well as your blog. I love the ornaments! Not sure I'm "there" yet but maybe someday I'll progress past a scarf!!