Saturday, May 31, 2008

#52 It all blends together.

Is it that way for everyone that works at home...and who's husband works at home....and who has kids at home. Or is it something about when you knit for work and knit for fun and knit for sanity?

I talk about:
Toothpick Optional

Happy Hour Melissa (15)


Noni Bags

5 more days until I go to TNNA.....eeeekkkk...YAYYY!!!!!

Want a job in about as Nora Gaughan's assistant....

Design Assistant:

Berroco Inc, a major importer of hand knitting yarns, is currently searching for a design assistant. (Berroco is Located in Uxbridge , MA – approximately 1 hour by car from Boston, MA, 35 minutes from Providence, RI)

Duties to include:
• Designing of hand knit and crochet garments for woman, men and children
• Writing newsletters and fashion copy
• Social, fashion and trend spotting
• Working with national knitting magazines
• Domestic and international travel for trade shows

• Hand knit design experience
• Ability to knit, crochet, and sketch
• Profeciency with Mac and PC including layout, drawing, spreadsheet, & internet
• College degree

• Salary commensurate with experience
• Benefits

• Please submit resume by e-mail to Norah Gaughan, Design Director

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Knitters start your engines.....

Vroom Vroom idle idle idle idle...that is where I idle. I have done most of the vroom vrooming and though there seems to be daily work and changes within the idling...I am just waiting to get to TNNA and see how it goes. I am also trying to figure out what all I need to do if I truly am going to get a booth at Stitches. Have you been to Stitches? What would draw you to a designers booth...what catches your eye when you are there? Do you usually go there just for the yarn?

Special Episode of She-Knits Podcast Part II of Lessons Learned While Knitting First Garment
I think ShrinkyKnitter is so funny, love her Lessons Learned etc. The last part will be aired mid-June. Next She-knits Podcast episode will just be me.

I submitted again to Knitty......idle idle idle idle...I love the design I submitted and hope they do never knows...and if one did then one would go by a lottery ticket.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Work work work work

Not complaining...just saying. Everyday I learn something new that I should do to make things better and often it entails going through every pattern and making a change. Now I am trying to figure out how to use the Intuit software Simple Start 2008 and doing detailed little things like assigning each pattern a product sounds inane but its all these little things that take so much time, that will in the end save me time... however you know what is frustrating... SO FRUSTRATING...I have NO TIME TO KNIT...urgggggg.

Again, aren't I lucky that this is what I am complaining about? I need an assisatant...and for that matter I need a chauffeur...and a cook and a laundress, oh and another two sets of hands....and if I am going to put it all out there I could use a trainer too..........and my own jet.

A girl of simple needs.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Is She-Knits at your LYS? See the growing list here!


Green Planet Yarns - Campbell
Lori's Frames Fibers and Frills - Alpine
Michael Levine Inc. - Los Angeles


Green Valley Weavers - Colorado Springs
Knit Knack - Arvada
Knitters Kove - Colorado Springs
Needle Rock Fiber Arts - Telluride
Purl N Pottery Too - Cedaredge
String - Highlands Ranch

Strings and Sticks - Ellijay

NeedleDee - Flossmoor
Prarie Arts and Fibers - Grayslake
Village Knit Whiz - Glenview

Knit Stop - Indianapolis

Newton Beadery - Newton

Metaphor Yarns - Shelburn

Thread Bear Fiber Arts Studio - Lansing

3 Kittens Needle Arts - Mendota Hts.
All About Yarn - Coon Rapids

Amazing Threads - Maple Grove
Between Friends - Brainerd
Bonnie's Spinning Wheel - St.Cloud
Crates of Yarn - Fergus Falls
Gallery of Dreams - Alexandria
Monika's - Park Rapids
Sheepy Yarn Shoppe - White Bear Lake
Silver Creek Cabin - Buffalo
Sister's Scrapbooking Shop - Cloquet

MisKnits - Kansas City
The Yarn Center - Hamilton

Personal Threads - Omaho

Yarn and Fiber Company - Derry

Woolbearers - Mount Holly

Pioneer Yarn Company - Minden

Cornwall Yarn Shop - Cornwall

Baskets of Yarn - Charlotte
Silver Threads and Golden Needles - Franklin

River Colors Yarn Studio - Lakewood
The Yarn Shop - Columbus
Yarn Cravin' - Perrysburg

The Web -Sters - Ashland

Switzer's Countryside - Seven Valleys

Knotty Knitter - Mitchell

Yarn Patch - Crossville

The Hen House - Spring
Lone Star Quiltworks - Bryan
The Tinsmith's Wife - Comfort
Twisted Yarns - Spring
Whirled Fibers - Duncanville

Apple Yarns - Bellingham
Yorkshire Yarns - Lakewood

Loops and Links Yarns - De Pere
Main St. Yarn Shop - Hartford


Dancing Sheep - Casper


Beehive Wool Shop - Victoria

Effiloche - Montreal

Maiwa Handprints - Granville Island


Stash Yarns - London

Saturday, May 10, 2008

50 at 50

She-Knits podcast #50 (isn't that my jubilee podcast?) is an interview with Lisa Shoyer who is senior editor of Interweave Knits, editor of Knit Scene and co-editor of the special issue of Interweave Felting Issue. I got to bug Lisa for an interview as I was in the process of knitting up my projects that are going to be in the upcoming Interweave publications (am so excited I still can't believe it). Hope everyone enjoys it!

I am, as mmarker (on Ravelry) put a flaming ball of creativity....well I know I am at least a flaming ball of something. I do feel on fire with trying to get ready for TNNA whilst trying to really get everything going with my wholesale business. I keep thinking of more and more and more bags....I haven't even touched other knitting...well actually I am knitting one other kind of thing, but thats for a Knitty submission...yes....once again I am putting myself in that position again........

Here is the new girl in town, her name is Jane and she is far from plain, a little slip stitching heaven from a mother of seven. Jane is available as a pattern or kit.