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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blustery Week?

Monday was grey and windy, Tuesday was grey and windy , Yesterday was lovely, if you discount the wind.  Beautiful sunny blue skies... so I decided to find a sheltered spot, and take photos of stuff for ETSY.  It only sort of worked.  Got LOTS of great photos, in between chasing mittens, stocking and scarves trying to escape down the driveway.  At one point the WHOLE BIN took off down the driveway- that's when I decided I had enough to work on for the day......

here are some of yesterday's raw shots....

A christmas stocking

A pair of child sized mittens,

More shots of the half gloves (need to take a shot of them on someone's hands)

an Elf hat for a newborn or doll,

The brushed plush bison mitten
and lots of others........

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn on the river

Lovely new roving, I can't wait to spin it up.  6 oz of superfine Merino, in a colorway that reminds me of autumn on the river... This will have to make something for a water rat......

Friday, October 8, 2010

knitting without needles

I'm going to have to learn to knit without needles...... mine keep disappearing.....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

getting ready for ETSY....

This past weekend, my friend Sari photographed most of my products for an Etsy shop.  Now on to the hard part- getting it set up.

In the mean time- here are some shots of our set up at bison ridge this weekend- Shop the trees!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bison dreams.....

I'm finally awake and recovered from Fall Festival at Bison Ridge Ranch. 

Once we got to the ranch on Saturday, the weather persisted windy, grey and cold. Setting up took much longer than planned, and the tent never got up.  We had customers, but they were more interested in getting warm in the gift shop than in coming to see us!  We made a few sales (Sari sold a scarf right away)  and one of my customers turned out to be a kindergarten teacher from a local suburb- her class is working on their "at the Farm" unit, and I'll be going there one afternoon next week to show them sheep's wool, and how to spin.

Wabbit did, by the way, get the jeep fixed.  It has a new distributor, new plugs, new wires, and a new ignition coil (the actual problem).

While Saturday was a nightmare(weather wise), Sunday  was a dream!  The day was calm and clear, the temperature climbed to "pleasant"  and customers were there.  Lots of paying customers!   I managed to get rid of an entire bin of needlepoint wool, sold a spindle and associated fluff, sold a skein of newly made bison/ merino  hand dyed wool, and had a lovely productive day spinning.  I especially enjoyed one small customer,  Katie, who is six and in first grade. She was interested enough to ask to try spinning.  She went home with a small spindle and associated fluff, free of charge.  Also had a young man go home with a small piece of bison fur, to go to show and tell!

All in all, it was a good weekend, and productive, as well.    pictures coming soon....

Sunday, October 3, 2010

True Love:

Sunday, October 03, 2010

6:38 am

So we got to Montello without incident on Friday, though enough later than we'd planned to not go set up in Packwaukee that night- besides, it was raining, and I had no desire to set up in the rain.  Our fly is not yet water proofed, either, so... We ate supper and went to bed.

Saturday morning, we got up at o-dark-thirty, showered, had breakfast, and headed out to the site... Or tried to.   Got into the Jeep- Cranked the engine- nothing. Tried again - nothing. Let it sit for a half hour or so to warm up- nothing. Called the Wabbit-man to yell at it- nothing.  So god bless the man, he got into the car and drove an hour and a half to come fix my jeep.  He unloaded my jeep into the van, delivered us to the site, and went back to the cabin to fix the jeep.

If you want to know if our husband really loves you..........