Thursday, April 23, 2009
I expect to put one out in about 5 days.
On the stock front, I am now fully stocked in the Cascade 220 Superwash colors. This is a washable, 100% wool, that knits to about a DK or heavy DK weight. Tons of colors! I still have not gotten them all on the shelves (of which I do not have enough available). Just when I think I'm 100% on top of that, an eagle-eyed customer spotted that I had left off one very important color. But that's all fixed now.
On my designer front, not much progress on anything. My combo crochet/machine knit top out of Pearl has hit a snag. The large lace front and back yoke is so drapey that it falls way lower than I planned. So now I'm trying to stablize it without it looking obvious. Worst case scenerio, I will have to redo the yoke smaller. But it has been laying on the blocking board since Sunday, when I attempted 3 times to stablize it, without luck. It had so much potential! I'm bummed, but will get back to it.
Sun is shining, but breeze is cold here! Talk to you soon!
Friday, April 10, 2009
My 15 yr old granddaughter, laughs a lot. And when she laughs it is heart felt. I saw this sight a lot over the last 6 days while she was with me. Here we were are down at the Lakeside County Dock. It was a very rare hot day and we were loving life. I was trying to take pictures of her jumping in the air. Never got the timing right, but got a lot of fun pictures. This one stole my heart.
As promised, Tyler chose her funniest story. Kids will be kids, and the Seagull story was her favorite, although she also loved the Punk Rock Bouncer story. I loved them all, but the sight of a knitter waving knitting needles while chasing a seagull had me busting up too. Ana, I will be contacting you, or contact me first! Got some new colors in this week, so the Pearl selection has grown!
The last few weeks have been chaotic. Not a single day was like the day before. Just before picking up Tyler at the Portland Airport, I spent the day with my youngest, Whitney. We bought clothes, coffee, fabric, coffee, did make-overs and walked and walked and walked over downtown Portland. Living in a town of only about 1200, Portland is like shopping nervana! Don't EVER go into a Guess store and say "I wonder what a pair of $100 jeans feel like on." You WILL leave $100 poorer! But WOW, they look good!!
Today I finally got the Clara's Garden colors photoshopped. Those pics I took weeks ago. This photo is the worsted weight.
I now have 4 colors of Pearl to photograph. I'm still working on my crochet lace yoke shell. Pieces are all done. Just need to assemble. It's been done on the "fly", so to speak. Should be really cute. I will be taking that one to the trade show in June. It shows off the Pearl yarn, and it also shows off combining crochet with machine knitting (LK150). Its sleeveless, so I hope I don't freeze to death on the trade floor.