February 23, 2009
It’s sunny today and looks deceptively nice outside. (I know for a fact that it’s still cold out there – I was just out buying a truckload of Loopy Kisses.) We had a nice visit with College Guy and College Girl this weekend. It was sleeting and snowing the whole way up on Saturday, but it stopped about 5 minutes outside of the bustling metropolis of Upland, IN. The rest of the weekend was cold and windy, but snow-free. We had some meals out, caught Slumdog Millionaire, and did the requisite trip to Wal Mart so that they could stock up on stuff while their dad was paying. I’m a little sad that we missed out on a trip to Ivanhoes this go-round, but when you’re only there for 24 hours, something has to give. Here’s a picture of our two, plus Jess, a friend of College Guy’s who was also in town for the weekend. Can you guess where we had Sunday brunch? (The rocking chairs on the porch are a dead giveaway.) It was great to have some time with them and I think it might hold me over until Spring Break at the end of March. Or at least I know that the end of March will be here before I know it.
This is the wall that I’ve picked out for our “Why I knit” collage. Doesn’t it look bare? It’s in our little kitchen here at Loopy Central. This area is opposite the red couches, so it will be in a great location for visiting knitters to view and read. (Or for them to show to their non-knitting friends who came along for the ride.) We don’t have many empty walls here, because they’re full of shelves of yarn, so this is the perfect place for something like this. Thanks to those of you who have already emailed me photos for the wall, and please keep them coming! I’ll keep you posted on the progress as we move forward on it. WH is coming up with a good way for me to make this permanent-looking, but portable. If we ever move Loopy, I will want to take it along!
We just put new things up on the website for you! Check out: Fleece Artist 2/6, sKNITches Bebop Sock, Lane Borgosesia Cashwool, Farmhouse Fannie’s Fingering, Shoppel Wolle’s Zauberball (aren’t those colors gorgeous?), Earthly Hues Cashmere Sock, Offhand Designs Weekender bags, and new patterns from Spillyjane Knits. We’re also working on Sock Club kits this week, so watch for your invoices sometime next week if you’re a Sock Club member.