Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My New Obsession


The knitting podcast. Oh yes, this is what I've been waiting for. Now if I can just wrestle the Zen away from Mr. N (Nevermind that I spent months saving up to gift this to him for his birthday in August....) I could take it with me where ever I go. For the mean time, I am almost-sorta-mostly content to sit at the computer and listen to these wonderful tidbits of yarn and fiber and knitting related sound bites. My current favorite is Cast-On. Check it out. Brenda Dayne does a phenomenal job of creating an interesting and well produced podcast. You can take my word for it. I am a tv/radio communications major and used to spend hours upon hours in the university basement, surrounded by black, foam lined walls editing radio shows. Now you know just how deep the geekiness runs.
It has been an extremely busy fall around these parts. I'm not sure I'm coping and things are about to get much more intense. Mr. N's sister and her husband are going to be moving into our area in 3 weeks. On very, very short notice. It's a good thing - Sarah and I used to spend a lot of time together before Nick and I were married. She attended the same college Mr.N and I did during our senior year. It will be nice to have her 10 miles away instead of 10 hours away. Lest you think I am a big meanie, the reason that this is very intense is because Jake, Sarah's husband, interviewed for his new job at 4pm last Friday, and got the job offer yesterday evening. We are their only family for several states, so we're on for moving duty, moral support and general acclimation to a new place. It's funny how some big changes in life happen so fast. I'm not sure how well I would handle a cross country move on short notice....but I'm one of those people who likes to think and plan things to death.
I have been dyeing and knitting and knitting and dyeing. The yarn shelves are very well lined and I need to start moving some stock. Look for new yarns soon at both websites. www.kandfshops.com is the place to go for the very latest in my creations. It's the easiest place for me to stock, and our customers don't seem to mind when I dye new colorways in small batches. It's kind of like my testing ground for colors and yarns.
I have just introduced a fabulous new yarn. It's produced on a small, farm mill here in the United States and is available on a very limited basis in some LYS. Ok, they're local to someone, just not me. A customer clued me into the source and I was able to snag an account with them even though they are offering their yarn at wholesale to a very limited number of people. Currently, I am the only one handpainting this yarn. It is a fine merino, and one of the softest, loftiest yarns I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Shepherd's Wool is available at K&F Shops.
Sale! Sale! Sale!

If you're looking for a good deal on yarn, stop by K&F Shops this Friday at noon EST. It's our quarterly sale. I will be stocking plenty of yarns at clearance prices. They've just been hanging around, and it's time that they found a new home. Who doesn't like fabulous yarn deals, anyway? And I will be listing some of the fabulous, new Shepherd's Wool at a 10% discount.

I was going to end the post with a cute picture of Miss G and I in matching hats. It was actually some recent knitting I did for a customer, and I needed to try them on to make sure they came out to a normal size...however, my image host is not loading. Stay tuned. I will put them up. The kids are going through an adorable, I must be shown off stage...if I could just find the time to load up the pics.

4 comments:

Patti said...

Waiting for the pictures....;)

I hope your IL's move is an easy transition for all.

Patti said...

Awww - sweet pic!

Melissa said...

katie-
I have a Zen and LOVE it too. What kind do you (I mean Mr. N) have? I have a Zen Vision M and I really don't use the Vision part. I really want to buy my DH a zen for christmas so I am looking for recommendations for othe types of zens.

Thanks,
Melissa (mhurst ww)

Anonymous said...

I've missed you! :heart: