Thursday, July 17, 2014

For the Boys

Summer has been flying along! I can't believe we are half way through July. It is amazing how fast the Summer goes.  The boys have been loving the pool. They have been in Art Camp for the past two weeks. They are loving it. The Art Camp is right down the street from Chelsea Yarns so I am loving it and hating it at the same time. For the days I get to stop by and hang out in the yarn store I love it! For the days I have to drive by I am sad.

This past week I was asked by Chelsea Yarns and the Long Island Knitting Guild to come to the store for a private event. I brought samples of my hand knits and my patterns to Chelsea Yarns on Tuesday and set up a table.  Before I knew it there were over 50 woman (an entire bus load) in the store. They were trying on my knits and even showing me their works in progress with my pattern! It was so much fun. I was overwhelmed with how many pattern sales I had and how much support I got from all the wonderful woman that came! I also got to spend some time with Toby Roxane a wonderful and amazing knitwear designer!  She also had a trunk show and her knits are just beautiful! I didn't take pictures while I was there because it was CRAZY! But a very good kind of crazy :)

Back on the home front Freddy had to have a second surgery. He has a complication after the first surgery and now he is home recovering.  We are keeping our fingers crossed he will be all patched up and ready to go for our next camping trip.

My boys have requested hand knits!!! I am so excited. They usually tell me if I make them something they won't wear it. Tiny has requested a sweater and Brady has requested a puppy dog. So they each went into the yarn store and picked out yarn for their special projects. I look forward to working on them on our next camping trip. I am so excited to make things for them. I really hope Tiny likes his sweater. He really wants a red sweater. But there wasn't enough red in stock, so he though orange was great too. If he wears the orange one I am going to make him a red one too!

I'm busy working on a new design so I don't have many progress pictures to show at this time.  But I can say I am loving it!  Now just to find the time to work on it!!!


Debbie said...

Cool in the pool, those boys are just so cute!!

Leanne Coppola said...

I bought yarn from the same farm when I was in cape may! What are the odds!?!?! I wanted something local and that was as local as they had.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Good for you on your pattern sales! Sorry about Freddy's arm :-/.

Melissa ~ twoknitwit said...

feel for you, Freddie...get well (completely!) soon!!

karen said...

oh this is wonderful to be knitting for kids who WANT the knits! When my kids as for something I trip over my own feet racing to the stash to fill the request :)