Thursday, January 25, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

Yup - another year, another birthday. I enjoy my birthday and the numbers going up have not started to phase me yet (let's see how I feel in another 10 years!) today I am 29. This past year I've had my ups (new website and buisness) and downs (ending of a relationship) but no matter what happened I am always looking forward to what comes next. I'm sending out a big thank you to all my friends and family who have helped me out, supported and encouraged me to always move forward, learn from my mistakes and those of others, and just be happy, hopeful me!

Here is an interesting fact: my little sister, who works with me and who you've probably seen a few times on this here blog, it is her birthday too! When I was 7 I ran into school yelling - guess what I got for my birthday? a BABY sister! And my other sister was born on my half birthday July 25th...pretty cool huh?

I don't have any new knitting pictures but I do have a birthday request - I have started a customer gallery and REALLY want to get lots of pictures up there to share with everyone. So if you have knit something or spun something with anything from Brooklyn Handspun I would LOVE to get a picture, a little description and what info you'd like me to add like name / blog/ etc...

If you send them over to me I'll send you a 10% off coupon for the store How does that sound?

Here are a few pictures I've gotten already from the lovely Regina - The Frist one is using 1 skein of soft spun in Breeze (she had 5 yards left over! - she likes to live on the edge!).

This one is Signature in Smarties colorway-

Aren't they great?! I love seeing how creative you guys are it really inspires me!

I'll leave you with a picture I took with my Fab new camera of the Verrazano Bridge - this is only a few blocks from my house.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Store Update

Just letting you all know the STORE has been updated with lots of yarn!

Here is a preview:

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy New Year - umm a little late

Well the new year is here and the SICKNESS has lifted from my home - I was grounded for close to a week with a terrible cold. I guess I took my holiday partying a little too seriously.

I had a wonderful Holiday season and I hope you all did as well. I got a cool new toy for Christmas - a new camera - a sweet Canon Digital Rebel XT, so hopefully you'll see some nicer pics around here - but I make no promises. Now we'll see if the crappy pictures were because of the equipment or the photographer!

So I finished my Glittens a LONG time ago but here is a pic.

I made a number of mistakes but I still love them and am now knitting another pair in black for myself - the green ones were gifted already.

Since I don't have much more knitting news, I'll show you another little project I have been working on. This is a fabric wall hanging that I pieced together this past weekend.

It's not done yet - I have to add lots of decorative stitching to keep all the fabric in place and to create more depth in the piece. I'll add some metallic thread and maybe even some yarn to embellish. I think the embellishment process will take a lot longer than the piecing - we'll see. I call this cheat quilting since no sewing was done. It's basically applique but using double sided fusible interfacing - Fabric Collage! Once the stitching is down I think it'll be a little more acceptable as a applique art quilt.

In other news - I am FINALLY updating the store! I was going to put it up this weekend but I think Tuesday is going to be the update day. It'll give me enough time to gather everything and take nice pics. I feel like I am finally back in the swing of things after being on and off for the past few months. This is a BIG update with a ton of yarn and fiber. Remember, mailing list friends get first dibs. Here is a sneak peak.