Monday, January 14, 2008

Credit Card Machines

Well, my credit card machine is back up and needed to reboot I guess. The tech told me that happens now and again, "just unplug it for 5 min and then plug it back up....if it doesn't run then there other issues".Anyway, I'm operational and relieved. LOL

I am steadily working on my Clapotis. (you can find the pattern at!)It is slow going and I am literally at the 1/2 way point. Unfortunately, I have tons to do today, website update, emails about the drop spindle class this Saturday. So, I am the Queen of Procrastination and am putting it off as best I can. guilt...guilt...guilt...

I need to jazz up on some more coffee and that will get me going!

I have a couple of pics of the sock class from last Tuesday.
Here is LaLa and her class all working on their mini socks.

and here is another shot, you can see my hubby working on his mini sock right there. He kept laughing at himself, working with everything small and having big hands.

Then I have a pic of Amy and a pic of Amanda wearing their tiaras!First Amy! Notice Carol's daughter Courtney in the back there...LOL

and then Amanda!

OK, I have dilly dallied long enough...Time to get to work.

later ya'll!kat & amanda

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday Night Knit In!

It's Thursday!
Come and Join Us for our
1st Annual PJ & Tiara Knit In!
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Come wearing your PJ's and your tiara's with your WIP *(work in progress) .

Don't have a tiara? (I have them here at the shop for $1.25 in pink, purple or white!)

Snacks and refreshments will be served. (If you could contribute food or drinks that would be great! I have cups, plates and a fridge!)

If you need more info, give me a call!

See Y'all Tonight!
kathy & amanda

That Yarn Shop LLC
133 West Center Street
Hernando, MS 38632

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Camera Works!

OK, be warned, if you have an electronic device that needs work, KEEP THE THING AWAY FROM ME!!! I asked Tony to look at the camera and guess what? The battteries were in wrong...I had the batteries on the right connectors, just flipped...I dunno...they were in wrong and he fixed them. The happy thing is though, I have pictures!!! I have been downloading, cropping and getting my pics up on flickr...

Ok, so I know I got the Frankensocks and the drop stitch scarf pics posted, now for the Wavy Feathers Wimple!

My lovely model (who thinks she looks hideous) makes it look even more beautimus!
I am so happy to have my camera back!
I somehow managed to let LaLa talk me into making a Clapotis...*sigh* how does she do it?! So, I am making a Clapotis out of the Eden Print's a good thing though. Now people can see what it looks like made up...people have a hard time visualizing the bamboo, it does kind of have an odd look to it...for lack of a better description.
I have got to finish the January Calendar so I best get at it. Don't forget about the Sock class tonight if you are signed up.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy New Year!

Ok, so I'm a week late. I have been busy, yeah, really buuuuusssssyyyy....

I ended my 2007 with my last project completed at exactly 11:57 p.m. New Year's Eve. Everyone at church shook their heads and said it couldn't be done, but I kitchnered the toe and yelled "CALF ROPE!" Everyone just kind of stared at me like I had lost my mind and my husband gave me a solo standing without further are the infamous FRANKENSOCKS...

Yes, they are the same size, one thing I took notice of is how the colors can play games with your mind, makeing one sock appear to be longer than the other, but when I held them up to each other, lo and behold! they were "even steven".

My first project for 2008 was the drop stitch scarf I found on ravelry. I finished it New Year's Day!

I really wish you could see the details on this thing. It is really wicked cool.

Then, last Wednesday, Cathy Stauffer of the Coldwater Aplaca ranch came by with some of her GLORIOUS alpaca yarns. Natural smoke grey and black colors that are just luciously soft. I had to try it out and work up a model. I decided to do a lace wimple. I went to ravelry (this is my number 1 spot to look first and found a beautiful pattern. I will try and get the links here I am pretty sure I qued them! It only took 1 skein, 220 yds of the smoke grey alpaca. When I originally cast on, I did the larger size and CO 143...then to make matters worse, I twisted the join to work in the round and VOILA! A mobius...grrrrrrrrrr....after much debate, I decided, well, maybe that will work out after all. Nope, nada, nyet...I frogged it all out. I cast on the 99 for the smaller size, worked on shorter circulars (I think is where I blew it the first time.) and got to work. That was Saturday night after dinner around 6:00.I finished my whimple at 5:30 yesterday evening! I worked so fast, I couldn't believe the progress I was making. It is now washed and dryed and on a head model here at the shop. I will ask LaLa or Eloise to take a pic (my camera is FRIED and I am shopping for a new one as we speak) next time they are in. I loved the pattern and loved the yarn.

Tomorrow is the Sock Class...if you have not signed up and are wanting to, you need to do that before 5:00 this afternoon. I think Tony is going to be in attendance, since he missed out the last class and really wants to learn to knit his own socks.

Ok, I have tons to do today so I need to get off of here and get at it. I will try and post some more has been busy.

later my little taters!