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Monday, September 9, 2013

My First Sweater

This is the Retreating Sweater by Samantha Kirby, you can find the pattern on Ravelry. 

This sweater went pretty fast, with the exception of the ribbing, now dot get me wrong I like ribbing but this was a lot! The sweater is 100% cotton so by the end of the ribbing it was so heavy. My sister just doesn't like wool. The body knitted up like a breeze though! 

The waist section we need to do some tailoring on but she loves it! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What weekend?!?!

I haven't been posting much and I am very sorry for that. I am going on vacation in a week for the Black Sheep Gathering, and I have bee working seven days a week some 11hr shifts! But bsg is worth it! I have never met a more inviting and welcoming group of people. I started at bsg three years ago now. When I responded to a revelry ad looking for volunteers. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. I thought the volunteer was to help work the booth for a few hrs. Oh no!! It was a permanent volunteer to run the information booth. It has been one of the best things on my life and every year I love doing it more and more. This year has been particularly hard for me to concentrate and nail down everything I have to get done, because I have been working so much. I have only given myself a week to get the t-shirts tagged folded and so forth. We have a new POS system and thank god I had that early to figure it all out. I have to thank my amazing husband who is picking up shirts and scheduling things for me. And my co-committee member Jessica, who is my little sister, as she pretty much lets me run the show and she gives her hard work and input on everything. Bsg this year is June 21-24 in Eugene, OR. If you can make it stop and say hi!! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Very Exciting Week!!

Sorry everyone for not posting daily, this week has been so very exciting for us. This post is going to be short and sweet.

So we posted about being in our first store, well the special orders are coming in! More dinosaurs in different colors with different eyes, and little hats with different logos on them. We have also had our first international order from our Etsy shop. Thank you everyone for supporting KP Knits and sharing us with your friends.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kp knits is in its first store!!

Yep we are in our very first store. It is only on consignment at a baby store but when I was dropping off my stuff for the little ones I got a special order for a pink dinosaur!! 

I think this is going to be a fantastic venture, it gets my product out there even if it is only baby stuff. Time to work on sweaters and other baby clothing!! 

Happy knitting

Monday, June 3, 2013

New in the Studio

Good Morning!!

There is not much happening right now in the studio, but I have a little to show you.


This is some Romney that I have dyed pink, it was supposed to be red for my sister to spin, but apparently there I added to much water and it diluted the dye. This is ok by me because I love pink!

Here we have the same fleece, it is from Aristine, a beautiful sheep that my friends from Fox Hollow Farm and Fiber own. It is a grey, silver and white fleece and I am separating what I have left into like colors.

I do not have much going on the wheel right now. Time is just not allowing me to get busy with that. I hope to have finished spinning the rolags I have now and learn a new plying technique by friday.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Crazy Weather

As I sit here and watch the stories of more tornados happening in the south my heart goes out to all of the people who are affected and have nothing left. This is leaving me thinking how our weather is being crazy as well. Not as deadly and horrible as the tornados but here in Oregon, thank goodness, we do not have them. We have pretty calm weather compared to many places around the United States. We have had two weeks of down pouring rain and then two days of beautiful sunny warm weather. Today it is overcast and looks like it is going to rain again. I hope not.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy day today!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lazy Friday!

Well not entirely lazy, I will be working on many hats today as well as hanging out with my two year old niece. Sunday I have a table at our local flea market, I am targeting children because in an adjacent building to where I will be located, is a dinosaur event, where children can ride a t-Rex. They also have many other interactive activities. So I am hoping that parents will stroll on in with their kids and see my hats. This could be a good strategy but it also could be Bad. We shall see!! 

Happy knitting!