Thursday, January 28, 2010

Two Thumbs Up!

There is a good reason I haven't updated this blog recently....I have been knitting and teaching nonstop. Nancy, who normally teaches at Skein on Wednesday and Thursday, has been busy with her other job (repping for Plymouth Yarn ). We fill in for each other when someone has to be away...and so far it has worked out quite well. I plan to be out of town for Stitches West in February and I will probably be floating down the Lazy River in Puerto Vallarta over the Easter break. May promises to be very exciting for this Unraveledgal. You have to check back for the details of that adventure as I am not quite prepared to reveal them. It is WAY over the top, no kidding.

Here is a small hint:
No fair guessing if you already know. That wouldn't qualify for a guess anyway, would it?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Busy Weekend

Yesterday I went with Ann Mary to the TNNA show in Long Beach. It was really exciting to see all the new yarns and patterns that will be coming to the store for the next season. It was sort of a sneak preview. I couldn't take pictures inside the convention center, sorry. But I did spot Lily Chin and Cat Bordhi signing books! Casey (of Ravelry fame) was also in the hall. My lips are sealed about what is coming into the shop until I have the go-ahead....but there are some fun and quite yummy items on order.

A few people have asked questions about the new camera, the one I got for my birthday this year. It has some features that make it really special - one is face recognition and that it waits if the subject blinks, another is that it goes underwater (for the snorkeling and pool photos)...and (my personal favorite) it does panorama pictures seamlessly with onboard software. You can also set it to wait for the subjects to smile. This wonder is called Optio-W80 and this is what it looks like.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Am I Crazy?

I have decided to go through my purchases from Stitches West 2009 and Sock Summit before taking off for Stitches West 2010. The goal is to take pictures and post them to my stash on Ravelry. Then I plan to start assigning them to specific projects and dedicate myself to start working through my stash this year. Think it will happen??

Please take a look at my stash and make suggestions for specific projects. In any case, this is a huge undertaking and will probably take a number of weeks to keep stopping by to see the additions.

Let me know what your personal favorites are, too.