Sunday, June 20, 2010


I got the new Motorola Droid and I LOVE it! I was trying to hold off and get the iPhone when it (hopefully) came to Verizon but my Voyager was broken oh, about 6 months ago so I finally caved. So glad I did because it's fabulous, does just about everything I have tried so far and now that I got it a nice purple case isn't so manly looking. I like a cute, girly phone (dumb, I know). So far I have only downloaded some knitting and yarn stash apps and a few games for my daughter like Princess Memory. Help me out a bit, will you? Let me know what apps I NEED to have right now. I have no idea where to start! Thanks! More tomorrow..... :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sorry for the delay....

But I got real sick and getting better was priority numero uno. Now that I've accomplished that I'm back to work and with a vengeance. There is so much more that I want to accomplish with this yarn business and after taking a serious look at things I realize that, in fact, the problem is me. (Surprising, I know). I am going to try and work really hard to make this work b/c well, I want to. I enjoy what I've been doing and the people it has allowed me to meet. I just have to work a hell of a lot harder! And blog more, b/c I think it's good for me. But I am going to think a lot less about what I write and just write, so I hope I don't turn anybody off by that!
I promised pictures of May and the MA S&W festival so I'll start there:
I was on a waiting list for the show and got an email 4 days before the show asking if I could make it. After much running around like a chicken with my head cut off I managed to secure a place for the kids to go (thank you mom and jeff!) and tried to get some fiber ready to go. I was way under prepared and wished I had had more time so I could have had more fiber but you do what you can with what you have. Since I did show up I get to go back next year so that was great. I will have a ton more fiber next time around. With such short notice I had no idea where I was going to get put but was lucky enough to be able to set up in the garage type booths which was fantastic because it kept us in the shade for most of the day.
I brought my (new-more about that next time) wheel since I didn't have any yarn to tag and didn't want the heavy alpaca shawl I was knitting at the time sitting in my lap on the hot days. I am still learning but managed to spin about 16 oz. (full pound!) in the 2 days, not bad for a new spinner!
My view from the booth:
I was lucky enough to be next to the Merlin Tree and his wonderful Hitchhiker wheels. It was all I could do to not come home with one but I resisted.
Look at these beauties though! Some lovely old wheels restored to their original charm.

When I was leaving the 1st night I heard a ton of bleeting and baaing and went over to see what all the ruckus was about. There were SO many sheep I was amazed (I've never been to MASWF before), it rivaled Rhinebeck as far I was concerned.

Some were ready for bed, like me!

And these I fell in love with at Rhinebeck last year, the Cheviots. I think they are just so sweet looking.

The mama (I think she was the mama) did not seem happy that the babies were coming over to be petted and actually shoved them away from me so I took the hint and moved along.

MASWF was amazing overall, I met some great people, did well enough to make me want to go back again and couldn't have hoped for better weather. The local area is gorgeous and I only wish I could have stayed longer.

Before the crazy week that ensued after receiving the "we have a space" email I was crazy busy working on a last minute gift for my oldest friend's daughter for her baptism. It's actually the Pinkie Blankie but I used a sport weight alpaca yarn and went up a couple needle sizes and am thrilled with how it turned out. Although my last minute blocking job in the sunshine that morning was horrible, I'm sure, being a baby, she'll forgive Auntie Em (I know, I know). I just hope she still has it when she's grown and enjoys being wrapped up in it.

More tomorrow, I'll try not to be so boring, ahem!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Not here! Over at ---> Tracey Knits.
Serendipity was featured as her Handmade Shop of the Week and I'm giving away a skein of Seaside alpaca/wool yarn on there. So go and check it out, she features some great Etsy shops on her site so be sure to scroll back and check out some of the others as well!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

So much to write, so little time....

Well, as usual it has been awhile since my last post but I have so much to post about! So the next few days promise to be filled with lots of goodies! Since last time Serendipity has been at Clermont, MA Sheep & Woolcraft Festival, spring has come (and in the NE gone straight to summer!), we've seen some graduations and joined a local CSA.

To start where I left off: Clermont Sheep & Wool Showcase-
Rovings ready to bought up (hopefully)-

My stand at Clermont (well, one part of it anyway).

Some bright, yummy fingering weight yarns.

Pretty and lucious alpaca/wool blends.

Some llamas that my daughter seemed to be enthralled with (she pulled up a chair and made herself right at home).

My view from the booth of some lovely fibers, nice people and spinning wheels!

After Clermont I got back to a prayer shawl that I've been knitting for my dear, sweet best friend who has both kidney disease and lupus and needs a little something nice to be wrapped in! (more pics when it's actually finished!).

I finished some socks in April!! They are the black dress socks I was dying to finish LAST YEAR!! least they are done so I won't harp on myself for too long!

I will be dyeing yarn tomorrow and posting to the shop on Thursday and Friday with some new yarns and roving. But be sure to come back tomorrow for some new stuff, we move on to May!!