Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rainforest 5 is here..

The much anticipated Opal Rainforest 5 has arrived to The Yarn Grove, with some fun names, I might add. How about Edward the Pool Attendant? or Johnny the Airship Captain. This collection features endangered creatures and Opal donates proceeds from the sale of this yarn to foundations that save habitat from development and clear-cutting.

For some reason, I can't seem to get any projects finished. I have 2 knitting projects going, a quilt in progress and a Christmas stocking. Time just keeps zippin' by and here it is almost the first of September! Wow.
I hope to post a photo of a special project I have just completed that is a gift for someone.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lots of laughs...

I had the best long weekend. First to the Rocket City last Wed., then Island Girl flew into the RC and we had a glorious time together. Stephen, Island Girl, Orange Boy and Little Mommy (aka Cheryl). Time went fast and furious but we had a blast. It was so good to see them all! It would have been complete if Island Boy could have been there too.

Little Stephen is now 6 months old and absolutely adorable. Such a little personality. He laughs all the time and is such a happy baby. He sure keeps Little Mommy busy all day!
Hiya Hiya Interchangeable Needle sets were a huge hit and I knew they would be. However, I have lots more on order and hope to have those within about 4-6 weeks. In the meantime, I do have lots of sizes in stock - both in bamboo and stainless steel. Stay tuned for some great Opal sock yarns!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Love me some orange..

Here is the progress I am making on the AKG mystery stole that I talked about in an earlier post. Love the pattern and love this gorgeous Classic Elite Silky Alpaca yarn I am using. It is a delight. You can't really see the beads on here (we're having an overcast day here in the south) so the photo is not very good.

Just returned from a business trip to CA. Long flight, long days and so glad to be home. Hopefully my "part-time" work will ease up in the next couple of weeks.

In other happy news, Island Girl is coming to visit! She will go to the Rocket City first where I will pick her up after a visit with my precious Stephen. (In this photo, he is very pouty when he found out he had to wait another week for Gammaw. ) Then to GA for a couple of days. Sadly, Island Boy will not be able to join this trip because of work conflict.

Other fun news, Island Girl is back knitting again and I hope she will join Cheryl and I on the blog. Can't wait to see what she has been working on...

Still waiting on the Hiya Hiya Interchangeables and it looks like my original order is already sold out. I'll let everyone know.

My forecast for the week ahead holds a dentist appt. I think I cracked a tooth. I have a phobia for the dentist and my stomach hurts already just thinking about it...