Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Things are winding down around here for the long weekend. Amanda is off to visit Derek's family, Grace hit the road for Detroit about an hour ago. The rest of us are finishing the day. 

For whatever reason we are quiet. The radio isn't on and people seem content in their own thoughts. You can hear the sound of the tape dispenser cutting tape and the tap tap tap of the rubber stamp putting dye lot numbers of labels. From time to time a timer dings and yarn is pulled from the dye pots.

It's nice this time of year. We gather with friends and family new and old, connect with loved ones near and far and to raise a glass to those who we can only hold in our hearts. It's a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves and to open our hearts and minds to new beginnings.

And sleeping in your favorite chair, yes, sleeping in your favorite chair.

To you and yours, cheers. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hi! Remember Me?

Yeah, I know. I haven't blogged in months. I'm not sure why. It's not for lack of stuff going on around here to tell you about. It's been super busy and we've been having a ton of fun. I think maybe it's as simple as getting out of the habit. Then so much time had gone by that it felt like I had to have some momentous news to share. Then more time went by and I started feeling guilty. Silly, right?

Then a couple of weeks ago, Mason-Dixon Knitting got their blog back on after a hiatus. And Mercedes Tarasovich  started her newsletter back up. I was delighted to hear from them again. I have to imagine that people would be happy to hear from me again too. So, here we are. 

I'm not going to promise you X posts a week or a month. But I'm going to get back in the groove. 

There have been a couple of changes in the crew around here since we last chatted. Let me introduce you to Grace. She's been with us since last Spring and has turned into an ace dyer.

Girl is busy too. When she's not making pretty string with us she's working on her master's degree in Aquatic Biology. And if that's not enough, she teaches classes at Windy Knitty. I know, right? It makes me tired just thinking about all she's got going on.

Grace has Timber Bay by Melissa Schaschwary on her needles right now. I can't tell you about the color quite yet, so it's in grey scale here.

Dang, that's kinda boring, isn't it? Oh well. Click on over to the pattern, it's pretty cool. And be patient with us on the colors. We're working on it.