I also have news: I opened my ETSY store this week!
BlueMutt Designs is where I am selling stitch markers, some hand spun and hand dyed yarn, and project bags that I've made.
I've opened it not so much to make a lot of money, but to spread the proceeds of my inherent craftiness. I love to make, but myself and those that I love can only use so much of my made items. So hopefully this will be a way for me to fund my *makingness and also donate to charity.
I've decided that 10% of the purchase price of everything will go to the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter where the BlueMutt (Max) came from. They're a great bunch of big-hearted people, but they need financ
ial support to keep saving the lives of the poor dogs and cats that are neglected in our area. I give time, when I can, and money, when I can, but with this Etsy store, I'm hoping to give more!
In spinning and knitting news...
Monday we visited Main Street Yarns & Fibers and I picked up five skeins of Riverstone, one in cream (can't find the ball band) and four in French Blue. I'm making the Hexacomb Cardigan from Interweave Knits. Its a really easy repeat and I love the colors!
On Friday, while driving through Lawrenceville, I saw the sign for Yarn Garden Knit Shop. I was literally driving by and spotted it. Needless to say my passenger thought I was a little crazy. But I was driving so we stopped and I picked up my first and possibly the most beautiful yarn in the world skein of Malabrigo in Dusty Olive. I've heard of this... but until I saw it, I didn't understand:
It is destined to be a pair of mittens for my grandmother. I've chosen the Plait Cable Mittens. I think a little cable won't detract from the colors.
Spinning-wise... DH and I watched In the Shadow of the Moon on Saturday night and while we did, I spun some undyed roving I bought back in May at Earth Guild. It is really soft, and was really inexpensive. The movie, by the way, was fascinating. Its a documentary about the NASA moon missions and the background behind them. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was little, so it was really interesting to me.
While the summer (at least activities-wise) is winding down, I have a lot to look forward to in the coming months!