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Posted on April 03, 2014 by Alisha

I just wrote what I thought was an adorable blog post about how I pulled an all-nighter at the studio, but then I hit backspace in the wrong place and now who knows what happened to it.


Bottom line: I've got a lot of yarn coming, I'm spending most of the next 4 days dyeing, drying, twisting, labeling, and packing. If you want something dyed in whatever colorway, order it now because all of the incoming stuff will be dyed by Friday night. Blah blah blah Stitches South, in-laws, Yarnover, jaw surgery, mawata hands, yarn. 

My husband will wake in 14 minutes so I have to sneak into bed like I've been there since 2 AM like a reasonable person. Or something.

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Back from DFW Fiber Fest. Woah.

Posted on March 30, 2014 by Alisha
I did the best I could, but now I've accepted the fact that the next time Vivi comes to a show with me will be when she is old enough to be both a chauffeur and a packmule. 

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Dribs, Drabs, Drops

Posted on March 08, 2014 by Alisha

I think I'm mostly recovered from Stitches West and the husband's business trip that overlapped with and extended another week. Solo parenting while exhausted and with a pile of work to get done can be trying, but things are getting back to normal, which is great, because Spring Break started on Friday. 


I'm in the studio dyeing and organizing today, only a bit behind schedule due to the rain. I've got the dyepots going on high and I'm finally updating the yarn quantites on the website. Descent, Pulchritude, Stable, Bevy, and Marmalade are updated to reflect current quantities available or scheduled to be dyed this weekend. I'll plug away at Richness, Panoply, and Tracks tonight and tomorrow. I've cleared 4 boxes and only have another 4 to do, so this is progress.


I'll be out of pocket during the Hill Country Spinning Retreat, March 17-23. I won't be gone the whole time, as my normal childcare is unavailable, but I will be gone for two nights during that time, most likely Tuesday through Thursday, which is the 18-20. I'm bringing lots of my yarn, all of my fiber, and a few other treats, so any orders after the 18th will be delayed and the quantities on the website may not be accurate. The retreat is held in Hunt, Texas, and we get no phone, 3G, 4G, or internet at the guesthouse.


Edited to add at 8:30: Everything but Tracks of Bison Fingering is updated now. I am hungry, thirsty, sore, cold, and wet, and I'm headed home.  

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Diamonds Go Around Infinity Scarf E Mailing Complete

Posted on March 01, 2014 by Alisha

The first version of the infinity scarf pattern are sent. My model canceled again, so instead of waiting another few days, I took model-less photographs at the industrial park today. Should I ever get this infinity scarf around the neck of a photogenic person, I will send out another version of the pattern to the Infinity Scarf mailing list. 


If you preordered the pattern and have not received it, drop me a line from the email you used to order it and I'll resend it. I did not get any delivery failure notices, so I was at least close enough to get the pattern to someone resembling everyone's emails. 


The pattern will hopefully be on Ravelry this week. I'm not entirely sure what needs to be done to get it on there, but it can't be that hard, right? Right. Riiiiiiiiiiight.


Cowl and Mitten patterns will be another week or so. The husband got home from his business trip yesterday, so things have improved, but I'm not there yet. 

I'll be working on updating the shop and trying to fulfill supplemental orders for those of you who need extra yarn above what you bought at Stitches West. 


And then I'll be off to the Hill Country Spinning Retreat with Judith Mackenzie! Woohoo!

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Home, for now!

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Alisha

I arrived at my house around 1 AM Tuesday after a WONDERFUL Stitches West. I am, of course, totally exhausted, happy, sore, exhausted, sad the show is over and glad I'm done traveling for two weeks.

But, since my husband left for a business trip on Sunday, I hit the ground running. My son takes my comings and goings in stride, but this was the first time I left my daughter overnight. Leaving her for a week meant I needed to be punished. Her meltdown is still ongoing, but she is sleeping now, briefly. She heads off to Mother's Day Out in a couple of hours, and I expect that drop-off to be quite loud.

Here's what I've managed to accomplish so far on the business side in the last 24 hours:

Special Order Yarn: All yarn is ordered from the mills and will arrive to me within two weeks. I hope to have all special orders complete before I leave for the Hill Country Spinning Retreat on March 17. If yarn is not lost or delayed in transit, there shouldn't be a problem.

Patterns: Photographs are scheduled. Model unreliable.

Yarn: Scheduled to arrive in Texas Friday.

Online Shop: Some yarn came back in the suitcases; those quantities will be updated soon. The remaining shipped yarn will be updated over the weekend, if my husband is not delayed on his business trip. 

Travel Schedule: Hill Country Spinning Retreat, March 17-23. DFW Fiber Festival, March 28-30. Stitches South, April 10-13. Yarnover, April 26. Shepherd's Harvest Festival, May 17-18. Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta June 5-8. Iowa Sheep and Wool, June 14-15.

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