Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday is for Knitting

Weeks go by too quickly. It's Wednesday already?!

We have decided to open our farm and "The Coop"
on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the winter.

These days will be dedicated to alpacas,  yarn, knitting, spinning, etc.

With so many custom knit orders, it seemed like the logical thing to do.
It gives us a few solid days to knit all day and not feel guilty...while also earning money.
We also give knitting, crochet and spinning lessons on these days.
Win Win if you ask me.


So....onto the yarn along....

So fun! I chose Clue 1B. How about you?
Knitting with Madelinetosh Light in Moss colorway.



I am making more progress on a custom order.
Beautiful white alpaca blanket will be for a baby's christening in February.



I have a few other custom knits that are ready to be casted on. It's a blessing to have so many people interested in hand knits. :) Gives me the excuse to knit as much as I can.
 

Today was so foggy when we woke up!
This is the sun over my neighbor's house. Chase thought it was the moon.

I'm still reading The Book Theif (well, listening to it on my NEW KINDLE!)
Love that thing!!!!!!!!! So fun and now I can knit and read. Yes. Happy.

Happy Knitting!
And if you're local, come by and say hi to the alpacas today!

joining in with Ginny for the weekly yarn along.


21 comments:

  1. I wish I lived closer! What an inviting shop you have. I love MadTosh. Your project is going to be so soft and lovely.

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    1. MadTosh is the best. I always love working with it! Her colors are so beautiful too.

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  2. i'm still waiting for my yarn for the mystery knitalong!! love what you chose for yours

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    1. The first part is quick! Easy to do in a day or two, so you'll probably be all caught up when clue 2 comes out.

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  3. Wow! Beautiful scarf...at this point (of my knitting life) I am admiring you for your courage to do such a big project with auch a fine yarn!!

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    1. I love fine yarn. For some reason, my hands like it too. Bulky yarn and big needles always hurt my hands. It just takes longer with the fine yarn....but always so pretty in the end.

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  4. I'm so glad you got a Kindle! Now we have to figure out how to share audiobooks!

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  5. I love reading your blog and I just realized that you are not that far from my Long Island home. I will have to visit your store sometime. I can't wait to explore it and add some of you yarn to my stash. I have added your blog to the blog list on my own blog. I received a kindle for Christmas and have yet to really use it. I didn't know you could use it for audiobooks.

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    1. Come visit!!!!! You should come down when the weather is nice and have a visit with the alpacas. Spring Lake, Belmar, Asbury, Manasquan and Sea Girt are all 5 minutes away from us too. Always a good place to take a day trip.

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  6. Love to see photos from your shop :)
    I have the yarn ready and I think I will go for clue 1a. Just need to finish a cowl first ;)

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    1. Thank you for visiting the blog. I admire all of your work! So it's an honor to have you comment on mine :) Enjoy the KAL. It's fun so far.

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  7. The Book Thief is on my list. How fun to have a knit shop. Does the pressure of custom orders take away from the joy/fun of knitting?? I don't think I'm fast enough. You Go Girl!!

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    1. It's funny that you ask, because I was just saying that knitting custom orders is very different. It feels like work...BUT on the other hand, it's a nice way to make some extra money doing what I love.I don't take many custom orders but I made an exception this holiday season. We have such amazing customers that it's hard to say no. As long as I fit in small personal projects in between those customs, I'm happy.

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  8. Oh my gosh that Mad Tosh yarn... LOVE!! AND your shop...!! Such an amazing place. Stopping by via Ginny. Happy knitting!!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, that yarn is heaven. I'm loving the color too.

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  9. That light moss colorway is so beautiful :)

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    1. I'm loving it. It's the color of my eyes, so it should look good on me when it's done.

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  10. Hello, I'm doing the exact same clue for the Mystery KAL - love your choice of yarn! And your shop is amazing. Visiting from the Yarn Along. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the KAL....Mel x

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    1. I just finished up clue 1B last night. It's great so far! I'm a sucker for a lace chart, so that's why I chose that clue. Can't wait for the next clue!

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