Thursday, November 29, 2007

Put on some Glam.

I found this really cool site. Sparkle Plenty .They have custom logo t-shirts with crystal, rhinestone, promotional & logo apparel for special events, promotions, parties, tradeshows, bat mitzvahs, etc. - any special event which needs an upscale crystal tee or stunning rhinestone tee.
Their tees are very high-quality (sweatshop free) fitted and flattering (not the kind you sleep in or use to wash your car)

Can you imagine your whole wedding party in matching tee shirts with sparkles? I think that would be very original. Or at a baby shower with the due date? Or a great gift for the "tween" that you don't know what to buy for, her name in crystals!
Do you have a spa or salon? All your employees could have the salon name and theirs on a tee or name pin. They also have earrings and other jewelry. make your employee of the month feel special.

How about a custom logo for your home based business team? You could have them as rewards for top sales, etc.
Check them out.

I know this has nothing to do with knitting but I do know many work from home moms with a home based business. Sometimes I just like to spread some information as I love networking. :-)

Monday, November 26, 2007


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Friday, November 23, 2007

Isabelle's sweater & Handspun

My grand-daughter, Isabelle, loved her new sweater. She didn't want me to take it off of her when we had spaghetti for supper but I didn't want her making a big mess on it. It has a crew neck, knit top down, no seams. Sweaters For Everyone Kids to Adults by Mary Rich Goodwin from One-Piece Knitting is the author of the book

Ella's sweater fit her but she would not model it.
She said she wasn't cold. :-) Ella's has a v-neck. Mommy sure loves that they now have matching sweaters and that they have warm sweaters for winter. They knit up so quickly and I love that there is no seaming.

I have also been spinning and plying. "Louise" Louet spins like a dream. I am producing so much yarn now. I am so happy that I purchased the new wheel. The double treadles make it easy on my back and knees. I actually have a small blister on my finger from spinning so much!

The seafoam green is a very nice soft yarn made of mohair, wool and silk. I wish I had gotten more of the roving. I bouhgt it in Door County in the Spring and the vendor did not have any information on her sales slip so I don't know where to get more. That is a very poor business practice.

The brown is coopworth and very easy to spin. I got that roving with the purchase of my Louet. There was only 1/2 pound but Yarns BY Design sells more. My husband would love something knit for him with it.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Swedish Squirrel Mitten

I finished 1 of my mittens today! This is my first 2-color mitten. It is so nice and warm and fits my hand perfectly. The pattern is free online here. I used sport weight Brown Sheep Nature Spun .
I have cast on for the second one but got sidetracked with my spinning wheel. :-D
I am spinning some nice cotswold natural brown. I have one bobbin full. I will be spinning another bobbin and plying. Plyed it will be sport weight. I will knit dear hubby some socks.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Meet Louise

My new spinning wheel!!!! I bought her today at Yarns By Design. Louise is a Louet S51 DT. She has double treadles for slow or fast spinning. She has a total of 3 bobbins included. She spins like a dream and so smoothly. I was spinning lace weight in no time. I am so excited to get some more spinning done, but I had to blog about her first!.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

new spinning wheel in my future?

I am thinking of buying a new spinning wheel. I tried out some Louet's today and fell in love with the S51 DT. It is a double treadle and spins so smoothly at a slow pace for fine yarn.

I have a very nice spinning wheel that my wonderful hubby made me 28 years ago and have struggled with over spinning all these years. It is a beautiful piece of furniture.