The Knotty Sheep Shop

Monday, June 30, 2003

Even in the recent heat - my creative juices are still flowing. I have continued to knit socks by day, spin by night and draw on my "Artist Day" on Thursday. I believe I am more grounded when I have the opportunity to express myself thru these venues. In the coming months - I would like to take all of these endeavors to the next level. I am not sure what this will entail - but it will be an interesting journey!! I have included a picture of "Miss Nell" - let me know what you think .... TAG ME! ... You are it!

Monday, June 23, 2003

The biggest disadvantage of the arrival of the Summer Solstice - as soon as it is here - the days start to get shorter. Seems like Spring never arrived - and lo & behold - here the calendar is telling me it is now summer! Ah well ... the garden has the tiniest of shoots popping up. Thank goodness for farms such as Diamond Organics !! YuMMy!! I love supporting organic farmers. Pesticide laden & genetically modified fruits & vegetables have become the norm. How sad is that?? I also purchased some 'heavenly' roving. It hasn't made its way here - but I know Dulcenea will be most wonderful. (Should I mention I love supporting sheep farmers too? Especially those that aren't typically mainstream!) Considering the weather has been less than perfect of late - I have been able to knit & spin TONs!! I also got a new Klaudettecompleted too! Feel free to place a bid ... I think I need to buy more roving .... ggg! TAG ME ... you are it!

Monday, June 16, 2003

The last 2 days have been amaZing ... the sun has shone! The warmth received from the golden rays has rejuvenated my spirit. It has been the longest winter ... virtually no spring to even mention. Granted, the sun peeked out from the clouds mid-afternoon, but it was still enough to cause JOY! While knitting outside, I finished my 24th pair of slippers for the Ship's Project. I am quite pleased with the colors in these. I use all my tidbits of yarn for the slippers - and sometimes the colors just sing! These are screaming!! I hope these bring JOY to whom ever receives them! This morning - I was BloG hopping and I stopped to visit at THERESA's - and she asked 3 amaZing questions: "What surprised you today?"; "What moved you today?" and "What inspired you today?". These are excellent questions!! My answers: how much I got done when I stayed OFF the computer; my pedometer - my goal is 10,000 steps a day. (Man - do I have a lot of walking ahead of me!); and a bee collecting honey while I was mowing the grass. Neither me nor the mower bothered this little fellow from his appointed rounds. Nature is amaZing! What were your 3 answers?? TAG ME are it!

Friday, June 06, 2003

I finished my 23rd pair of Ship's Project slippers today! I am glad when I accomplish something. The Old English Sheep Dog & wool blend is almost completed too. Does anyone else get bored with spinning the same thing day after day?? AND - have you ever left your project half way thru spinning it only to realize that when you start again - you are spinning differently?? Weird, huh? That is why I am pushing forward to complete this. I hit over a thousand yards - me thinks that will be enough for a vest. (It is 12 wpi!) I also completed some art work too! Look at KLAUDETTE and look at my pastel sheepie RIVER. LINNET, River's care taker, has given me permission to draw her sheepies! Now THIS is going to be fun! TAG ME ... you are it!

Monday, June 02, 2003

It has been a very fibery last few days!! First, RIVER came to live with me! Her fiber is such a delight ... it is a sweet cream color - I am thinking this would make the PERFECT fisherman's knit sweater for the Beach House!! Secondly, today I received my order from HOMESTEAD Wool Farm - the colors in the photos do NOT do justice to the finished fiber batts. Most of these prepared batts are just $1 an ounce! That is right, ONE DOLLAR !! If you scroll to the bottom of THEIR fiber for sale page - I purchased the Patriotic batts & Morning Glory ~ aren't they absolutely divine?? Give these 2 vendors a 'whorl' - you will be glad that you did! (Let me know what you buy!!) TAG ME ... you are it!