This is my latest tattoo. A present from my husband for my birthday. The idea came from some yarn I was dyeing for work. This was a color that didn't make the final cut so it went on my arm instead :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Random life happenings.

Let's see.....where to start. So much has been going on most days I don't know if I'm coming or going. First, today is my youngest son's birthday so, Happy Birthday Kyle!! He is eleven years old today, wow did they go fast!

My oldest, the daughter, has been dealing with a ton of high school crap lately. Just stupid girls picking and bickering but it really gets to her. It seems that no matter what kind of support I try to give it's not right for her. Go figure, teenage girls!! I guess I forgot that when you're 15 you know everything and your parents know nothing :) Oh well, we'll get through it somehow.

My middle child, the other son, is goofing off in school. Just had parent/teacher conferences and they did not go well :( Apparently he LOVES Algebra and Science and even Spanish since he has A's in those classes. However he has a C in Social Studies and a D in English. His teachers know he's super smart and able to do the work with no problems, he just doesn't feel like it. UUUgghhh!!!! Teenage boys are sometimes worse than teenage girls.

So, we have the youngest's party this weekend, my daughter's party next weekend and the following weekend is Thanksgiving. So basically, I'm gonna be super busy for the next three weeks or maybe more.

I guess that's life :)

So long for now!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A new design!

I have also been busy do some designing. I recently designed this crochet shawlette for work and it seems to be a little popular on Ravelry :) YAY!!! The question I have for myself is this, "Self, why can you design a shawl in crochet but not in knit?". My self has no answer to this other than the math involved in knitting lace scares me. I am trying though and have lots of designs in my head. I need to get them out cuz my head is getting full.

Here's a pic of my design :)

Now, go make one for yourself!! I'm not gonna do it for you :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's been awhile!!

Well it has been quite a while since my last post and I have no excuses :) Just busy and life getting away from me. So what have I been up to you ask? I'm glad you asked, I have been up to alot lately.

Lots of dyeing going on at work, I'm talking CRAZY BUSY DYEING!!!! As in we ran out of base before I could even get it all dyed!! But that means people love what we do and I am happy and proud to say I do it! I love my job and can't even imagine where I would be without it. You know those people who say things like " God I hate my job!" or " I really don't want to go to work today!"? We all know those people, well I am happy to say that I never have those days. I never get up and not want to go to work. I never wish I had a different job. My job brings me joy each and every day. I get to be creative, work with one of my BEST FRIENDS and have tons of fun. Sure there's lots of yarn to dye that I can't possibly get to quick enough for my liking. But our customers understand that they are getting a quality product made by hand and that takes time. So bottom line.....I absolutely love my job:)

What else? Well I went to Rhinebeck and had tons of fun and spent lots of money(which I earned) and bought my very first wool fleeces!! Since I raise alpacas I don't get wool fleeces but they were yummy Border Leicester fleeces and are already at the mill being mixed with some of my alpaca and silk into some wonderful worsted weight yarn!! I can't wait to get my stuff back from the mill ;) All that yummy yarn from my baby boys!! I also bought my first Golding Spindle, the Celtic Knot spindle and it's amazing!! It spins like a dream :) I highly recommend one.

Anything else? Let me think.......I guess that's it for now. I will not promise to update more often, cuz I probably won't :) But I will post when I have something to say!

Oh!! I almost forgot!! Brian (lovely husband) took me and the boys to the Renaissance Faire for the first time just a few weeks ago. It was so much fun! I had a blast listening to the Celtic bagpipe music, and buying cool incense to burn and looking at all the people dressed up. I can't wait to go again next year. Here's a pic of me and the hubby!!