Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Beginnings...

The big news is - I am closing my remaining retail store and have taken a job! Sunneshine will close on Sunday - not much time to get rid of what is remaining... But I work well under pressure.
I have taken the Director of Programs position at The Gathering Place in Denver. It is a drop-in shelter for women and children experiencing poverty. I have been volunteering there for almost two years, and in the last 10 days this opportunity opened up. I could not be more thrilled! While I have loved my stores, I have given up a lot of things, experiences and time. I am ready to work 5 days a week (not 7), be able to vacation (not having my cell phone with me and WORRYING), and, best of all, spend more time with mr.sunneshine. I know there will be ups and downs, but at the end of the day, it will be nice to feel that my work matters.

Since the camera batteries are dead, you will have to wait to see my knitting - which is going slowly, but going... So I left you with a Christmas Eve family photo - my dad, Linda his SO, me and mr.sunneshine.

Happy Knitting!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The knitting has been slow going...

The knitting has been slow going around here. Somehow time just seems to fly by faster every day. Smaller projects seem more appealing right now - so I started a set of Fair Isle mitts for myself. I am just kinda winging it with my Latvian Mitten book - wish me luck! They match the new puffy jacket that mr.sunneshine gave me for Christmas. I am sure they will get worn alot!

Yesterday, was a really stressy day. I came home from work and just needed a relaxing project. Pulled out the mitten book and some Lorna's Laces stash yarn - and in less then three hours - Done! We have several friends who will be

having babies soon, so this is probably the first in a series. This particular hat is for Todd and Kristin's baby girl - to be born soon.

Things are still crazy so back to work!
Happy KNitting!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Second Hemlock Ring Blanket

So now that the holidays are over, its time to finish some knits that got put off.

This is my second Hemlock Ring Blanket. This one is for me - I used up all the Cascade Eco Wool that I have left :) And I love lace projects - they look so wrinkly and weird when them come off the needles. Then they block to a thing of beauty.

I even caught mr.sunneshine staring at the blanket blocking this morning. He said it was amazing how such a simple thing like knitting could become so beautiful.

Happy KNitting!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

I am still here, really...

I am here still, really....
Things have been really super crazy - but I am thinking all in a good way. The Boulder store is closed, done, we are out of there - it is such a relief! Onward ho!

While there hasn't been time for blogging, there has been some knitting time here and there :). And I have been thinking about everyone in blogland - and there are a couple blog posts to come that have been roaming around my head for a few days...

Since there is not much time, I thought I would show my re-knit hat. A couple years ago, when I found good yarn, I made a hat. A simple roll brim hat. It was too big, too short and just wasn't right, but I couldn't bear to tear it back. On the 30th, I wore said ill fitting hat to work and got fed up - came home that night ripped it out and re-knit it while watching The Big Lebowski with mr.sunneshine. Now it fits right, I love it and I have a nice little ball of extra yarn to do something with.... I realize that this is one of the most basic hat patterns ever, but every time I finish a hat and it looks like this at the top with the perfect spiral, it makes me happy.

Happy New Year to everyone!!
And Happy KNitting!!