Friday, July 31, 2009

Exciting, Exciting - RoseKnits

RoseKnits has very exciting things going on! I have to keep the mum for the moment, but want you all to know we are still busily creating and trying to provide great customer service to our customers and fans!

I promise I'll share when I can!


Hangin' in the Heights

So this is our third day in the lovely New York... Well, this afternoon we actually migrated to New Jersey. Yesterday John and I went on the 'Circle Line' which was a 3-hour boat tour around the city! It was a lot of fun aside from the very hot and muggy day. I definitely have some very non-complimentary tan lines as a result. After that we made our way back to the apartment... I wanted to be a champ - walked all the way to the Circleline - 3 miles - and started walking back, but I ended up with 3 blisters... Cried uncle, and we got on the bus...

We went to dinner at a very quaint, Thai restaurant called Room Service. It was excellent ~ the best thing ~ tuna tartar as an appetizer. It was delish and I would gladly eat an entire platter for a meal any day!! After dinner we headed over to see 'In the Heights'! Very, very good musical! Upbeat! Loved the music, dancing, and the intertwined love story.

Today we went to Gray Dog for breakfast - DSW for shoes - Basilio's on Staten Island for lunch with Aunt Albina and then to the outlet mall! I was able to score some very cute onesies and whatnots that say 'little sister' and also an outfit for Miss Brynn in Michigan! We have since been lying around the house - I'm knitting, Marg's knitting, and John and John are watching television. Apparently 'How Its Made' and 'Cash Cab' are popular in households other than my own!

Tomorrow we are going to hit up some garage sales (Marg's new thing), scope out a sand castle building contest, and BBQ... I am also hoping to make some freezer paper stenciled onsies for Rita and John is going to help the other John put together the crib for the babe.

We have to save all of our other energies for Sunday when we're headed to the horse races for the ENTIRE day! We are set to arrive at 10 AM so we can get a good table... and the races will likely last through 7 PM! Trust, a lot of knitting will be done there as well...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Milkweed in New York

I blog to you today from New York City! A much different environment than our beloved Tulsa, OK. So far, so good. Our plane left on time, arrived early - and thus far we've had a very nice visit and trot around town! After having lunch we visited St. Pat's and prayed to St. Joseph so I am hoping that he will help us out on the home sale! We've buried him in the front yard... and now we pray and wait :-)

John AKA best husband in my world took me to New York Yarn School where I scored 2000 yards of 100% merino in a beautiful blue / gray tweed to make my best husband a sweater he's been begging for - for, oh - about one year. It was only $30 / pound! So amazing! They also had an amazing selection of Karabella yarn, but I was not able to purchase that because the rule is only purchase yarn that is unavailable in Tulsa, OK.

It's gloomy here - and it poured - right on us! We had to stop and buy another umbrella (we don't always share well...) And, actually, when I would hold the umbrella to try and protect myself I almost poked John's eye out on four different instances so he broke down and bought his own... which I stole because it was much larger than the umbrella that I was totin'!

I am currently safe and dry in the apartment working on Milkweed! For a moment I thought I was going to throw it out the window because I kept making mistakes in the pattern... I think I've fixed the mistakes and am up to Chart D, row 70. I'm loving this scarf that I am knitting up in Madelinetosh Wren - color: Terra.

More tomorrow... I have no sewing machine, weather is gloomy, so I should have time to blog to you!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hello Friday!

Well, it isn't the actual day 'Friday' but it is my Friday! John and I are headed off to New York tomorrow... Last weekend I went to Fiber Christmas (John helped me set up - he clearly deserves husband of the year award). It was a good experience because it gave me an opportunity to set up my display stands and take photographs to apply to other craft shows.

Sales seemed slow... but, hey, that's ok! We always learn something! I will have to upload photos a little later. I have found 65 additional craft shows to apply to for the remainder of the year!!! I'm crossing my fingers that I get into all of them!

Tonight will be busy because we have packed nothing and there is still laundry, a bit of sewing to finish off some orders, a trip to the post office, and we're watching my two nieces for a bit! Who needs sleep the day before a vacation??

Our house has been on the market for almost two weeks! I had to laugh at myself as I looked at a calendar today to realize that - because I would have sworn to you it had been a month or longer! We went house hunting on Sunday and have some VERY good prospects! So, if you know anyone dying to make an offer on our house, go ahead and send 'em to me!

I'll have to post some pics of New York and craft show booth pics! Hope you all have a good rest of the week!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Life Update!

It has been almost one month exactly since I last blogged so I figure I better get with the program! Someone asked me a few weeks ago why I had not updated the blog - and I believe my response was, "I've just not had many positive things to say..." This is not wholly true, so I am going to try and do better!

We are still here - hanging out in Tulsa, OK. Our house officially went back on the market one week ago today. We are excited and hopeful that it will sell quickly because honestly, I'm just not great at keeping all of the yarn and sewing stuff put away! I like to spread out and see what I'm working with - one of the reasons for the move - I need my own room.

Additional to that tidbit of news we have also been doing some planning and decision making. I hate making decisions and I think I say this every time I am faced with any kind of 'real' decision... You know, something outside of what are we having for dinner? My job situation is still a bit shaky so we are planning for sudo unemployment. I am actually going to try working at the yarn shop part-time and sewing! RoseKnits has been doing well and doing fun hobby stuff seems, well, fun right now. This will allow me to stay home and raise our kiddos whenever they get here - and I am dreaming of thumbing through cookbooks and preparing excellent dishes for John!

I am quite petrified of these 'decisions' (and I know I can change my mind and always look for something corporate, right?)... What if I am a horrible SAHM? What if I am unemployable once my kids return to school? And the biggest concern, what if I hate sticking to a budget!!? I purchased my first book yesterday on staying home and how to return to work afterwards... ha! ha! And John says I'm not a planner...

This weekend I will be working at my first official fiber / craft show, Fiber Christmas! Tomorrow is my last sewing day - I should have around about 100 bags!!! Yay! And a few other goodies to take! I am uber excited!!! And will surely take pics and let you guys know how that one turns out!!

Until next time... Which will hopefully be tomorrow!