Thursday, January 25, 2007

It's going to be a long day tomorrow (today)

I've been back at CNN for two weeks now after two and a half months on sick leave for my broken leg. My leg is still bothering me a lot. Especially when I'm on it for long periods. Wednesday-Thursday is the worst. I got up at 2pm today after 4 hours of sleep because I had errands to do for DH. Then I drove to Atlanta from the farm in Alabama to go to work. In the morning I will leave and go straight to the shop, which is open until 9p for Knit Night. If I'm lucky I will get an hour nap before the store opens. Despite the long hours, I still wouldn't give it up. The advertising I've been doing on the local cable company is starting to bring more people into the store and my regulars have been wonderful.

I did another intermediate knitting class, using the multi-directional scarf as a final project. This is my version done in Gipsy. I've done this scarf at least four times including once with some of my hand spun yarn

DH has finished the major knitting on his first sweater. I am doing the finishing on it. I'm going to try to get it done while he is in Florida. I will post it when it's finished. He has already started a second sweater.

This is one of the scarves he made for the store. The pattern is mine and is done out of Cascade Lana Grande.
Break over. Better get back to work.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Well I'm up and blogging

I planned to start posting well before this but starting the shop while working full-time at CNN took more time than I thought. My DH did a wonderful job remodeling the shop. It is absolutely beautiful and I feel loved every time I walk through the door.

I already have some of the nicest customers in the world. When I broke my leg in November, two of them stepped right up and took over running the shop until I was on my feet.

I put the wall of wool as the main picture on this blog because I am proud to have one of the largest selections of Cascade 220 in the Southeast. I am hoping within the next year to have all available colors.

While I have been recuperating, I have done a lot of knitting. As usual starting more projects than I have finished but I do have a few.
I finished the Plymouth Shrug using Cascade Lana Grande while I was in the hospital.

Dr. Vandervoort put me in a leg brace when I started walking again. Rather than use the horrible orthopedic stocking I made a pair of knee socks with Cascade Fixation.

This is a reversible cable pattern I made up. I did it in SWTC Phoenix which is 100% soysilk. It drapes beautifully.

Well, I better go get prepared for my intermediate knitting class today.