Thursday, October 27, 2011

I do not have a wool problem, I do not have a wool problem, I do not….


If I say it often enough will it make it real?

It may be a good thing I’ve yet to purchase cabinets!  Squeezing the wool in is becoming a tad bit of an ordeal.  I’ve found color-way’s I thought I’d used & others I forgot I’d purchased. 

Busting out of the bins, I’m now on a self imposed wool diet. (not including wool on order or, ongoing co-ops)

So far the solids I’ve gathered.

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and the bins of color-ways

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The only thing that’s made it into the closet so far are the dyes and stamps.

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I’m about half way done clearing what was the living room. I still have all the YYMN custom wool, scrap bags, fiber, needles & un-dyed wool to sort.  Tomorrow.  It is nice to have it all in one space for once and I’m feeling like a kid in a candy store.

Needless to say,  look for a few MYMN in the near future!



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New spaces new places

My new work room is ready!

A nice large shelved closet for some of my fabrics and a safe place to store dyes and small items from little fingers.

I’ve yet to find counters and cabinets I like but, I’ll be able to consolidate all the wool to one room (umm yes, just the wool)..  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am & I know the hubby will be to have the living-room reclaimed.

Large windows for plenty of sunlight, even on dreary winter days

I’ll pick up a couple of folding tables as a temporary sewing counters for the sewing machines and sergers,  A nice generous cutting table is being custom built by my wonderful & talented husband.

I have an idea of what I would like for cabinets and counters but plan to use the space for a bit to see what would actually work best for me.   Besides, I need to knit some of this stash down to have room for those counters and cabinets!

Now to tackle the rest of the wool, wish me luck!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Poetry Romper Back on the Needles & Longies For The Katidids Etsy Shop


Back on the needles

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Reid Romper, pattern by Raya of Blissful Knits

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Using Little Trunks Knits “Poetry of the Earth” A quick WIP update for Marianne

Listed to the Etsy Shop today

Small longies using a nice thick twist “tweed” from fengies are thick & fellow Etsian BlueDogFibers

These longies are thick and fluffy, wonderful for night time use.They also have a extra generous hip for those super fluffy diapers

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They are listed in the Katidids Etsy shop and ready to ship!

Also on the needles

A pair of deep berry SMSS Bloomers to coordinate with the Honeysuckle top

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Also dying up some peace fleece for a pair of custom longies. 

Lot’s of projects in the works!  Wait till you see the Christmas set I’m working on!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Custom Cascade Sweater

Using a wonderful pattern of Raya of Blissful Knits (found in Petit Purls)

Knit with Eco-Wraps in the color way Punk.  Sorry, this is the only info I have on these beautiful colors!

A YYMN Cascade sweater.  Cascading leaves decorate the front of this sweet trim fitting sweater.

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My only regret is not having enough of the pink for the leaves but, in real life they show well

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Stone shaped buttons complete the sweater.

I can’t wait to see this sweet sweater on the little lady

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Convertible Longies for Isabella

Ready for the mail!

YYMN Custom Convertible longies for Izabelle using Love Ewe Yarns Licorice Twist in the colorway “Athena” 

Seed stitch cuff’s and drawstring waist tie.

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Trimmed in a twist pink

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These sweet buttons were custom ordered from Ayarina a fellow Etsian

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Warning for other knitters, there is a snake in the wool pile!

For-warning to other knitters

On the 3rd of September these items were purchased through my Katidids Etsy shop. The “Customer” purchased with a check….which took nearly 2 weeks to arrive. That should have been my first forewarning but, I generally don’t mind holding items for people as everyone is on a budget right?

I deposited the check, waited for the ok from my bank & shipped the items on the 14th.  

Well, on the 20th I received notice the check bounced, What It cleared!! It seems her bank debits checks in the check # order so even if it cleared for me now if later in the day another came through with a lower number it can cause a check to be returned if there are not enough funds!  WHAT?? They pulled the fund back from my bank!  GAHHHH.  AND charged me $10.

OK, stuff happens right?  No matter how careful you are it can happen…so that was my attitude when I contacted her.  Needless to say there have been numerous messages back and forth and she's lied saying a money order was sent, she has to check with her husband, checking again for the date mailed & on and on.  Meanwhile, I’ve called her bank nearly daily checking for available funds.  Very nice people there that nearly choke with laughter when they look at her account.

So, If you see these garments for sale or resale, please know they were basically stolen.il_570xN_230640308il_570xN_241807429il_570xN_250742339il_fullxfull_250073294

I’ve contacted the Pittsburg Pa police department and fraud charges are pending.  (They were very pleased when I was able to provide them with her name and address) I know for a fact she has attempted this with another knitter so, please pass this warning along to those you know knit for a living and feel free to post a link on cloth diaper boards !

If any knitters would like her name, please feel free to contact me.

Needless to say after na├»vely doing this for 4 years, I no longer take checks. 

I wasn’t going to post anything about this but, after watching her feedback plummet & hearing from the other knitter, I couldn’t not warn others!

I wonder how people like her sleep at night


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