Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Return to Blogging---Catching Up

I know. It's been a long absence. Too long. And it certainly isn't for lack of fabulous, exciting and wonderful things happening. Maybe too many, with not enough time to reflect on them. And that needed to change.

So what's new? Well, nothing and everything. Still knitting, still spinning, and learning/creating all manner of wonderful things. And blessed with a wonderful family and an incredible group of friends that I am grateful for every day. Since I could never type long enough to catch up on every thing, let's start with the recent and new, and take it from there!

I've taken on a new venture!!! I've become a Scentsy Consultant; it was actually a no-brainer since I became addicted with my very first purchase. I've always been a huge fan of home fragrance, but after seeing first hand what an open candle flame can do, candles were crossed off my list. I tried every other method of home fragrance I could find, but most were waxy, acrid or gross. Usually all three. Until a friend introduced me to Scentsy, a brand of wickless home fragrances that smell absolutely amazing. SOLD! I'll take one of each, please! The warmers are beautiful and never get hot enough to burn or do damage of any kind. The fragrances are, well, out of this world! And there are so many, there's bound to be something for everyone. But don't take my word for it...click on the adorable firefly mason jar on the right, and see for yourself! Right now I've got my Launch Party on, so be sure to click on my Open Parties!! :)

On to the knitting!! Camp Loopy is in full swing again this year, and I'm on Project #3, the Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fetig. I don't know what I was thinking taking on a laceweight cardigan on a deadline. Okay, I wasn't thinking. I just wanted the cardigan! So, here's my progress:

I did, however, finally make a Catkin for Camp Loopy #2. It still needs buttons (I'm waiting for them to arrive), but I'm so happy to have muddled through! It was a challenging pattern, but absolutely worth the effort!

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend my fourth Super Summer Knitogether or SSK and it was, as always, fabulous!!! Hosted by the always awesome Knitgirllls in Nashville, TN, it's 5 days of fun, learning, great food and good friends. I had fun being a dyer for a day and can safely say I will never be a threat to anyone talented enough to accomplish it! Whew...it is hard work! And requires skills and talent I simply do not possess, but am in awe of those that do!  As fabulous as the class was, all I left there with was a new respect for indie dyers. And a complete contentment to support their artistry and talent!!
So, I guess that's enough for now. But I won't be away that long again! ;)

Not for sale! LOL


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