For whatever reason, when my mother got into town this week, she decided she needed to clean my house. Which is great, really. It meant I didn’t get a whole lot of knitting done, but I did get clean carpets and more. She even got my husband to hang things on the wall, which I’ve been trying for longer than I care to think about.  My mother is a force with which to be reckoned.

On a fun note, though, I got yarn from Brown Sheep. While I was at TNNA, I sold them a sock pattern I’d done in their Cotton Fine.  (Photo to come soon.) Normally, I’m not a cotton socks person, but this yarn has 20% wool in it; that gives it loft and memory.  They also asked me to design a shawl for them from the same yarn.  I am so psyched. I love designing and the idea of seeing my design used by other knitters makes me very happy.   So, as soon as I get the sock pattern written up, I’ll be working on the shawl.

That is, after I get my room more organized. You see, my mother is coming back Wednesday.  Yes, I’m 41 years old and getting my room clean for my mother.  She thinks I need to organize my yarn, fiber and books better!  I wonder if she has any idea what she’s really asking? Maybe it’s best to hop she doesn’t.

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Hello world!

June 17, 2009

Wow, a blog. I do remember when a friend had to explain what one was to me. Granted that was about 8 years ago, which is like 80 years in web years. Still, here I am at last.

I’ve just gotten back from TNNA, which for those of you who don’t play with fiber professionally, is the market for yarn related everything.  I met lots of people and am going to be doing some design work for a couple of companies. I’ve also got a book proposal that needs some samples made. Must get to work.

That is, once I’m unpacked and caught up on sleep. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t wait for that to happen.