Episode 185: How To Overwhelm An Introvert

Thank you for joining me for Episode 185 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the March/April 6 in 20 period is a kind friend of the podcast, who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you, friend- you know who you are!

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Underway:
Socks #1 2020, One and Done Shawl

Concluded:
Still working on my WIPs!

Incoming!:
Hard Rime Hat by M K Nance

Maker’s Moment: 
I’m back to my diamond painting! I only have a row and a half left before I’m done. Madelyn has been enjoying it because she’s crafting while I do. 

I’m gearing up to have some bling cups available on my website! I am also blinging reusable straw cases (that come with straw and cleaning brush). Follow my @unwindyarncompany Instagram for a heads-up when I list them!

I got the supplies and a cup turner to start doing epoxy cups! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

In My Ears:
Just finished up Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder- the last book in the Soulfinder series. I’m currently listening to Tell Me Lies by JP Pomare- it was my free Audible Original for March and is actually really good!  (Apparently that book isn’t available except via Audible- sorry I didn’t catch that before recording!) (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above link is an Amazon Associate link. If you click on it and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the link. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via that link, because even if you don’t buy this particular item, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
Our school is out until April 14, but we are assuming that it will be out through the rest of the school year. Madelyn is so sad about that. Homeschool is NO JOKE. Soccer has been canceled for the foreseeable future, so we are trying to stay active at home. We’ve discovered Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube- great for getting the wiggles out on rainy days- and have been playing in the backyard. I got her a potholder loom and a perler bead kit to have some crafty adventures with. 

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • We are definitely still having the retreat! If you’re sad that a spring event you’d planned to attend has been canceled, please consider joining us this fall! We’d love to have you! We have 8 spots left as of this recording. Sign up at the link in this thread!
  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. 
  • The first KAL has begun! It’s called New Beginnings, and is all about working with a pattern, designer, type of object, or yarn that is new to you: Into The Wool is full of new experiences and that’s what makes it so special! See the KAL thread for more info! (If you aren’t an attendee you’re welcome to knit along with us too, just please don’t post your projects in the KAL FO thread.)Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Color Street just released our Spring collection and there are 24 brand new styles to choose from! Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! If you’re unable to get to the salon for your regular nail appointment, it’s a great time to try Color Street! It can be used over existing nail treatments like gel, acrylic, dip, etc. in order to buy you time until the salons reopen! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • I am still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP.
  • Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19, and all of the vendors are really sad! I am spearheading a virtual festival to help the vendors still make some money off of their wares, so please check out the blog for all links beginning on April 23! Thank you for continuing to support Unwind!
  • I finished a large wholesale order for my friends at Needlepoint Junction in Hilton Head Island, SC. Like most LYSs, their sales are dependent on a lot of in-person traffic they aren’t able to get right now, but continue to ship available yarn out to customers! I have created a BEAUTIFUL new colorway for her, and she will be making it (along with her exclusive Hilton Head Island colorway) available for preorder this week. If you want to support both Unwind and a LYS, consider taking a look at the yarn on her site and placing an order!
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

March 23, 2020 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

Episode 184: Giving Myself Grace

Thank you for joining me for Episode 184 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the March/April 6 in 20 period is a kind friend of the podcast, who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you, friend- you know who you are!

Underway:
Shelley Summer Top, Socks #1 2020, One and Done Shawl, Aranami Shawl

Concluded:
no knitting ones…

Incoming!:
A project for the first ITW KAL! Not sure what though… trying to finish at least one or two WIP projects first.

Maker’s Moment: 
I finished TWO quilts last weekend- I finally finished the commission quilt for my cousin, and also the queen sized quilt I started in 2017! I’ll be handing off the cousin quilt tomorrow at my birthday lunch, and the queen size is on my bed. 🙂 I also finished a project bag and two more yarn bowls, and have the supplies out to make more yarn bowls as well as finish the pillow shams that go with my quilt. 
I’ve made 3 more bling cups since I last recorded, with a fourth one almost done, and another one for me that’s about 70% done. I plan to have bling cups at Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend TN in April, if you want to check them out for yourself! A bunch will be fiber themed! I’ll also be bringing reusable straws with their own blinged-out keychain clip cases!

In My Ears:
Currently listening to The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon (I’ve read it on Kindle but it’s been a while). Chris and I are reading the same books at the same time right now, it’s kinda fun. I also just finished Night Study from the Maria V Snyder Poison Study series, and only have one more book left to go (but ran out of Audible credits). (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
We got into our third choice school in the lottery, after a long and arduous (and unfair, IMO) process. Just glad she got in at this point.
Soccer was canceled due to weather on Monday. Hoping for a change in the weather next week, as she was SO disappointed.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. We have 9 spots left as of this recording. Sign up at the link in this thread!
  • The first KAL has begun! It’s called New Beginnings, and is all about working with a pattern, designer, type of object, or yarn that is new to you: Into The Wool is full of new experiences and that’s what makes it so special! See the KAL thread for more info! (If you aren’t an attendee you’re welcome to knit along with us too, just please don’t post your projects in the KAL thread.)Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
  • I had to redraw for the grand prize winner of 2019’s KAL. The new winner is sauer-knits! I’ve got an awesome prize pack for you- just remind me of your address!
  • The prize for January/February 6 in 20 is a pattern of the winner’s choice from longtime podcast supporter (and fellow podcaster) WindsweptMonique. 🙂 The winner is cinderga!
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Color Street just released our Hop To It Easter collection and these strips are SO cute! We also have some big stuff coming very soon- so keep in touch! Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • I am still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP, but will entertain in-person pickup at the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, which is my next show.
  • My birthday is Sunday- yay!! In honor of my birthday I’m having a SALE in the shop! Use code HBDANA to save 20% off all coupon-eligible purchases (ie. anything not already marked down) through 3/14/20 at midnight EDT. I also discontinued both my Luxe Sock and Twinkle Sock, and those are already marked down in the shop and are last call. Thank you for continuing to support Unwind!
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

March 6, 2020 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Episode 183: A Couple Of Mishaps

Thank you for joining me for Episode 183 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The KAL sponsor for January and February is WindsweptMonique. Definitely go check out her designs- she has a lot of gorgeous shawls and other accessories, as well as a lot of gorgeous sweaters in a big range of sizes!

Underway:
Soldotna Crop, Corner-To-Corner Scrap Blanket, Shelley Summer Top, 2020 NICU Noggins, Socks #1 2020, Endpaper Mitts

Concluded:
Nothing since last time- lots of progress on my current WIPs!

Incoming!:
Planning to stick with what I’ve got on the needles for right now… but y’all know me, that could change at any time! LOL!

Maker’s Moment: 
Blinging cups is SO MUCH FUN! I have finished a cup for my Color Street team co-leader, as well as another friend’s belated Christmas present. Working on a coffee mug right now as a team incentive- should have it finished tonight. Next up: a new water cup for me!

I’ve made a few shirts too… including a new fun Harry Potter sweatshirt!

So happy my office is cleaned up- and that I’ve kept it that way! Next up: my closet. I’ll be doing a HUGE Goodwill donation this week!

In My Ears:
Finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tart, and WOW what a ride!! Currently listening to the third book in the Soulfinders series by Maria V Snyder (Poison Study, Magic Study already read- third is Fire Study). I returned My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoche Williams- not worth my time. Any new finds you want to recommend? (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
We will find out by the end of this week where she got into Kindergarten… thoughts/prayers please! Also, we signed her up for youth soccer! She is SO excited. We had a snow day yesterday- first one in 5 years!

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. We have 7 spots left as of this recording. Sign up at the link in this thread!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Please contact me, winner of the grand prize for 6 in 19!! If I don’t hear from you by February 15, I will have to redraw.
  • The prize for January/February 6 in 20 is a pattern of the winner’s choice from longtime podcast supporter (and fellow podcaster) WindsweptMonique. 🙂
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Color Street has Valentine’s Day and St Paddy’s Day strips available! We also have a February charity strip (Helping Hearts); $2 from the sale of each set gets divided between WomenHeart Foundation and The Children’s Heart Foundation. Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • I am still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP, but will entertain in-person pickup at the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, which is my next show.
  • Don’t forget that I still have awesome yarn available in my shop! Thank you for continuing to support Unwind!
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

February 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Episode 182: Happy 2020!

Thank you for joining me for Episode 182 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The KAL sponsor for January and February is WindsweptMonique. Definitely go check out her designs- she has a lot of gorgeous shawls and other accessories, as well as a lot of gorgeous sweaters in a big range of sizes!

Underway:
Soldotna Crop, Corner-To-Corner Scrap Blanket, Sunset Highway, Jacob wool sweater spin

Concluded:
3 skeins of handspun, Quill Hat

Incoming!:
Haven’t decided yet. I’ve got a bit of analysis paralysis! I have got plans for CraftyBingo 2020 (hosted by Aryn/BlingYourString podcast group on Ravelry).

Sew You Say:
Nothing at all- machine has been put up since Christmas. I’m hoping to get back to it soon.

Maker’s Moment: 
I got my heat press! Yay! Now I’ll have a shirt for any occasion imaginable. Since getting it set up last weekend I’ve made Madelyn 3 shirts and myself 2 shirts. So much fun!! Also, let me know if you’re interested in a vinyl decal or shirt… I’m not dedicating Unwind shop space to vinyl, but am open to custom work!

I’ve started doing some “blinging”- applying loose rhinestones to objects- and I LOVE it. I’ve finished 3 cups (2 blank and one Dollar Tree cup where I blinged an existing pattern) and I’m working on cup 4. I have plans to do some picture frames and lots more cups! It’s kinda like diamond painting but without a pattern (unless you create one) and it’s a good way for me to use my Silhouette Cameo since you can bling over a vinyl decal.

In My Ears:
First finished book of the year was Blue Moon by Lee Child (the newest Jack Reacher book- a GREAT series!). I’m currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and it is really great!! I can totally see why it won awards. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
Just did our out of zone lottery submission… keep fingers crossed/pray for us! We find out on or by Feb 15 where she got in.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 89 attendee spots, 10 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • Here is the link to the FAQ thread.
  • If you have questions beyond what’s covered in the retreat FAQs please use our email ONLY. We will not be answering any Ravelry PMs regarding the retreat.
  • We will be announcing vendors this Saturday 1/25! 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Winner of Nov/Dec 6 in 19 (68 total projects submitted): TheProjectBag
  • Winner of the grand prize for 6 in 19 (12 people completed all 6 periods): jennymoonknits
  • We have started 6 in 20! I got the thread up today (sorry for the delay!) so go ahead and post any objects you’ve started/finished this month! The prize for January/February is a pattern of the winner’s choice from longtime podcast supporter (and fellow podcaster) WindsweptMonique. 🙂
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!

 

January 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

Episode 181: Scrap-Down

Thank you for joining me for Episode 181 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Soldotna Crop, Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, Clever Girl test knit (look for kits/pattern release in mid-January! HERE is the jacquard floats technique I mentioned), Corner-To-Corner Scrap Blanket

Concluded:
ADVENTuresome Wrap, (here is the project page for Katrina’s Zuzu’s Petals), Stephanie’s Mitts, Chris’s Christmas Tree Socks, Bluebird Of Happiness for both Jessa and Susie

Incoming!:
Falling Snow Stocking for the cat out of gold & white Cascade 220. 

Year In Review: 
3 sweaters for me
1 sweater for Madelyn
3 hats for me
4 pairs of socks for me
2 pairs of socks for Madelyn
1 pair of socks for my husband
2 pairs of fingerless mitts for gifts
1 cowl for me
1 cowl for a gift
1 ENORMOUS wrap
10 NICU Noggins
2 ornaments

Goals for 2020:
I plan to finish my Soldotna and my Sunset Highway first, before beginning anything else large.
Patterns I intend to knit in 2020 (this could change at any time, lol):
Meg
Norrland (probably just the mitts to start)
Ground Pepper
Arboretum Cowl
Jessie’s Girl
As for other goals… spin more, knit at least 5 pair of socks for adults and 3 more pairs for Madelyn, find a way to organize my hats/shawls/cowls (any tips?), destash at least 20 skeins of yarn.
I also plan to Scrap-Down: work up at least 200g of scraps every quarter in 2020. I’m starting with the fingering weight bin, and will work on blankets til I run out. As of right now I have well over 2000g of fingering scraps alone, so this is a long time coming!

Sew You Say:
I gave up on getting the binding on the quilt before Family Christmas, so my goal is to have it done by the end of January (they’re fine with it). I also need to bind my X-block quilt that’s been done for *mumble mumble 2 years mumble mumble*, so I’m just going to make a weekend of it.

Maker’s Moment: 
I did make the makeup bags and Christmas shirts- and it’s made me realize just how much I really do need a heat press. But first… I need to sell my drumcarder… anybody interested?

In My Ears:
Finished all of my books-in-progress and really haven’t started another one- oops! I’ve been catching up on podcasts instead- namely The Other Half and Harry Potter & The Sacred Text. 

Where The Wild Things Are:
She had a great Christmas- much more moderate than expected, with lots of games and puzzles and books (exactly what I’d hoped for). She got a digital camera and has been having a great time with that! My inlaws are giving her a digital frame they’ve had laying around, so she can enjoy her photography in her bedroom. We’re working on open enrollment for Kindergarten and trying to make some decisions. 

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 89 attendee spots, 10 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street is gearing up for the next big holiday- Valentine’s Day! Those strips will be released soon, but if you want a chance to get some early the best way to do it is through the nail club I run in my VIP group! One set plus shipping for a low price every month, and you’ll always have awesome nails! Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Thank you to those of you who have donated since my last episode. It helped to reimburse me for the hosting expenses and shipping fees I’d accrued over the last few months. 
  • I’ve got a site full of yarn right now if anyone is interested! Through 11:59pmEST on 12/31, save 25% on your entire order (excluding enamel pins) with code ENDOF19. I will be doing my yearly inventory from January 1-5, but will ship everything that is ordered as soon as the orders come in. 
  • Congrats to Tiffany for starting a podcast! (I misspoke on the episode- she’d already changed the channel name to The Project Bag.) I hope you’ll go check her out!

December 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm 2 comments

Episode 180: A Little Heavy At The End

Thank you for joining me for Episode 180 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
ADVENTuresome Wrap, Soldotna Crop (hasn’t been touched since last time 😬), Mitts for Stephanie, heels & toes in socks for Chris, Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, ornament for the swap

Concluded:
Beeswax Mitts

Incoming!:
January through March are gonna be ALL ABOUT MEEEEE

Sew You Say:
Preparing to attach the binding to my cousin’s quilt and hopefully bind my own quilt too.

Maker’s Moment: 
Makeup bags for all of my Color Street directs (sorry Christy and Jenn, if you hear this before you get yours!), maybe new Christmas shirts for me and Madelyn

In My Ears:
Finished the second book in the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage, and I’m almost halfway through the third (and final) one. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)
I’ve met my Goodreads reading goal for 2019 (HERE is the link to my profile if you want to friend me)!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Excited about Christmas. We made and decorated sugar cookies. She’s now got a chore chart, and is helping me cook dinner nightly.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • We will be sending out vendor selection emails on Thursday, and they will be announced to the public in January ahead of attendee signups!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street’s Christmas strips are AMAZING- and if you need a quick gift, I have most of them in my onhand stock- just reach out and I can ship same-day! Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • We will be doing the same KAL in 2020, but I need sponsors to help with prizes please. I can’t afford to front the bill anymore. 😦 
  • Don’t forget to ship your swap gifts by 12/17 to ensure delivery before Christmas!

December 10, 2019 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Episode 179: Marooned

Thank you for joining me for Episode 179 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Advent Wrap, ADVENTuresome Wrap, Soldotna Crop, Beeswax Mitts

Concluded:
Hogwarts Shorties, Zuzu’s Petals for Katrina (no project page since it’s still a surprise!)

Incoming!:
Another Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, my water aerobics teacher; something knitted for Stephanie, the co-leader of my Color Street team; putting heels/toes in a pair of socks for Chris (sock tubes knitted by Daizie– contact her if you need them done because she’s AWESOME and super fast!); fingerless mitts for Madelyn because she’s a goof that apparently repels knitwear.

Sew You Say:
Nothing this time. I can’t really sew with my knee like this.

Maker’s Moment: 
Making a lazy susan for my aunt-in-law for Thanksgiving, plus “nutrition facts” shirts for the ladies in the family, and some Hallmark Movie Watching blankets!

In My Ears:
Finished Becoming by Michelle Obama, and the first book (Pathfinder) in the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage. Almost at my Goodreads reading goal for 2019! (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Can’t wait for Thanksgiving because we are staying in a hotel!

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • If you are a prospective vendor, vendor applications are now live! The application period is November 16-30, everyone will be notified of their status on or before December 12, and $450 vendor/attendee fee will be due January 13, 2020.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street has released our Thanksgiving and Christmas strips, and they are AMAZING!! Our charity for November is Type 1 Diabetes Awareness. Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Still working on ideas for next year’s KAL. I’d love more opinions!
  • We are having the ornament/recipe swap! Details: $10 limit, sign up by 12/4, ship by 12/17. One handmade ornament plus one recipe (preferably a dessert but whatever makes your family go crazy is fine!), and a few little extras if you want (not to exceed $10). We will be using Elfster to assign partners, and it’s pretty awesome software. You can sign up here!

 

November 23, 2019 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

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