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My Winter Yarn Club is now being offered at my online shop, www.damselflyyarns.etsy.com . The first shipment will go out on Saturday. The colorways are exclusive to the club members for three months following shipment. If you like getting surprise packages of yarn, why not join up?
You’ll get three skeins of hand dyed yarn, one each month for three months, suitable for knitting socks, scarves, or other smallish projects. The skeins can also be used as warp or weft for a handwoven scarf.
My cousin asked me come to Washington, DC week before last to help her out with childcare while her husband was out for town for a family emergency. Thanks to my hoard of Alaska Airlines miles I was able to do it for a whopping $5. fee for the tickets. So while I had to leave on the Sunday before the Inauguration, I was able to soak up the mood and note the sights of the moment.
Who would have thought that an Inaugural counted as an emergency?
Hungry for change?
Look no further!
A little something to drink with that?
It’s all about choice.
Change begins at home.
Hoping for a glass of Pepsi.
Hoping for taxation with representation.
How sweet it is!
Always good advice when confronted with a pile of spiky wood, don’t you think?
Today is my second blogiversary. Everything I wrote last year at this time holds true, only more so. More online friends met in person, more yarn dyed and sold, a new product line started successfully, more items knitted, and, yes, more time spent online!
My gift to you today is a recent sunrise, a thank you for stopping by here.
I went to the St. Distaff’s Spin-In last weekend, and had my best sales day ever. After the overcrowding of last year, the organizers found a new location in the cafeteria of the lovely Cavelero Mid High. The room is terraced, with stairs and ramps leading Escher-like to the many levels. It seems as if there were more vendors and fewer attendees this year, but in fact the opposite was true. I guess the layout confused the eye.
This is looking from my table up towards the top of the room. As usual, there were superior snacks, the remnants of my plate of which you can see. Not only Chukar Cherries, but homemade fried Rosettes. Mmmm!
Four skeins of Shetland 2000, in two natural wool colors, donated by the distributor, Yarns International. This is genuine Shetland, from purebred sheep raised on those windy islands. It’s the yarn called for in the included pattern, Vertical Stripe Scarf by Linda Lawrence. That project didn’t quite set my fingers twitching, as I have just made a long scarf, but the idea of a traditional shawl appealed, and I remembered the Danish Tie-Shawl from the spring 2008 issue of Spin-Off. So that is cast on and growing. I’m off to Washington, DC tomorrow to visit family, and it’ll be a great semi-mindless yet rewarding traveling project.