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Josie,Luke,Angus and Harriet, Scroll to end to see INTERIOR SHOP PICS Also, Click on Pics and they Enlarge...

Saturday, June 30, 2007


Check it out...I figured out how to add Buttons ALL BY MYSELF...and alot of time wasted trying!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

...Dog Days of Summer

Here is the Questionaire for the "Dog Days Of Summer" Swap...Round 2...

1. Do you knit, or crochet, or do both? How long have you been knitting\crocheting?
I do both, I love to knit but I like to crochet. I learned to knit first, maybe around 8 or 10. Crocheting came next...I had great shawls, rugs and blankets for my Barbies!
2. Have you knit dishcloths or dishtowels before?
Yes, I had made many facecloths, dishcloths and potholders (two cloths sewn tog), they are great!
3. What are your favorite cotton yarns? Is there a cotton or linen you’ve been dying to try but have not?
My favorite is TLC Cotton Plus, Halcyon's Casco Bay and Lambs Pride Cotton Fleece.
There are many out there I haven't tried and would love to.
4. Are there any cotton yarns you don’t enjoy knitting with?
Yes, I do not like to knit with Sugar and Cream, it is very stiff. But I must say, it is great for an exfoliant in the shower...Thank you Maria!
5. What type of needle do you prefer using? (Metal/Wood/Plastic)
It truly depends on what yarn you are using. I prefer Bamboo first but I love Brysun, they are a nylon. Then of course, Addi Turbos
6. What other projects do you enjoy knitting or crocheting?
I love making baby clothes and doll clothes. They are small take-along items. Plus you use small amounts of yarn so you can go for the more expensive for trimmings etc. I have also started to make "SOAP CADDIES" for handmade soap I sell in my shop, what better addition but a caddy to put the soap in!! Swapper Maria from my first swap made one for me...I love it! Great idea, I stole it!
7. Do you have other hobbies or enjoy other kinds of crafting?
I love to read, I borrow "Books on Tape" from my library. Read and knit...perfection! I also enjoy container gardening. We have always had a small vegatable garden but lately, my knees do not want to bend and my back hurts when weeding, so Container Gardening is the answer. I love house plants and flowers, I was a floral designer before I opened my yarn shop.
8. What kind of treats do you like? Chocolate? Candies? Nuts?
Popcorn, pretzels, m&m's, cashews and almonds...sweet and salty together! Yum...
9. What colors are your kitchen and bath decorated in, if any?
Kitchen, Gray and Red...Bath...Wisteria and Navy
10. What are your favorite colors and what colors do you dislike?
My favorite is greens and blues...least fav black
11. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Other beverages? I love my COFFEE, Gevalia coffee club is wonderful!
12. Do you have any kids (human or pet variety!)?
We have a ton...2 dogs, 2 parakeets, 2 sheep, 11 chickens, 2 angora bunnies, 2 daughters and 1 husband...quite the crew!
13. Do you have any allergies?
Penicillin...please do not send any!!
Please share 3 tidbits about yourself that you think your pal and other swappers might find odd or interesting.
We own a 217 year old farmhouse in southern NH, 18 months ago I opened a yarn shop in the front parlor. It has been great fun, a dream come true.
I told you all about my animals. My husband wants more sheep. We went to the local MSPCA and found 2 up for adoption...maybe?
I swore I would not do this blogging and swapping stuff...This is my second and I'm loving it!!!

Well, I guess that should do it for now...I am going to try to figure out how to put "buttons" on my blog...can't seem to do it...Tomorrow is another day...J

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Spring Into Summer Swap...

Here is my Spoilers Loot...Check it out...Yarn..Candy.."Trailer" Dishcloth..Candy..Pattern..Candy..Duduza Doll..Candy..Soaps and a Soap Caddy for the shower..Candy..My Swapper done me good! Love it all and I Thank You Maria, we will keep in touch...I do not know yet what I am going to fashion into the Blue Mission Cotton..You'll be the first I show! Shannon, you touched me with your words and pics of your loot, so Glad you enjoyed...You can stalk me anytime! We will keep in touch too!

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I never win anything, I am just not lucky like that. I have purchased lottery tickets, raffles tickets, been a Good Doobie but I never seem to have the lucky number. Devon posted a little Contest,I answered all questions correctly...Low and Behold... I won the booty...A Skein of Debbie Bliss Cotton in my fav green and a Book of Monogramed Notepaper...Thank you so much Devon!...I found a beautiful "Vineyard" pattern, all leaves at different angles, I am going to knit and build into a pillow! I'll post it one day...
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Swing into Summer Dish Cloth Swap...

**Well, most of the Swappers have their packages in the mail and the rest are waiting patiencely for their spoiling. My Swappee was "a little" pleased with her package, go to and check out Shannon's blog. I looked at a few other blogs, everyone has been so generous with their "Spoiling" What fun! Everyone should try a swap at least once!
**This Dish Cloth Group is doing it all over again. Interested? Rush on over to sign on...same address as above, just click on join...all the rules are very well explained...I am going to sign up for this one again!!! Sign up starts June 20th, don't wait to long to decide!!! You won't be sorry!
**I really liked this swap for one main reason...the commitment wasn't difficult, a dishcloth is easy and fast to make when your life is as crazy as mine. Besides they are fun to make 'cause there are so many cool patterns. Have you ever searched for patterns? There are millions out there, one prettier than the next! Try it, you'll understand why I did it. Plus, they are GREAT summer projects...lots of great cottons and patterns out there...Send me an e-mail, I am going to start selling on-line. I am thinking of putting kits tog for Dishcloths for SWAPPERS and SWAPPEES, Let me know what you think or may be interested in, I'd truly appreciate it...
**I joined another swap, "Dish Rag Tag Swap", alittle different rules but sounds like great fun. Sorry, all full...over 200 signed up!! I'll keep you informed.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

My First Pictures!!

Here are a few pics of A Knitter's Garden.

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Here is our animal family!

Harriet and Josie are our sheep (before they have been sheared). New pictures coming.

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Bonnie and Gracie, our angora bunnies, are six months old and have had one shearing.

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Now meet Luke, the newest member of our family. We think he's 10 weeks old and a yellow lab mix.

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