I adore these!

How much do I love Snoopy? A customer was in the shop yesterday and she had just scored four of these at a little second hand shop in town. She gifted me two!  I am the luckiest!

I have been burning the midnight oil the past two nights working on the shop’s website as well as this one.  After a lot of trial and error, purlingswine ended up with a new layout and The Village Knitter  got spruced up a bit.  If you go over there, scroll to the bottom right and check out the stamp I made – that took a few hours!

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More spinning!

Twisted Fiber Art

without getting too OCD about it, I have been trying to incorporate some spinning into my morning routine.  Here is extra fine BFL from Twisted Fiber Art.  I had two 4 ounce braids which spun up into 200 yds. of 2 ply bulky-ish weight.

news from the homefront:

  • D#1 just signed a lease on a new apartment – she sent pictures last night and it looks really nice.  Up until now she has been living in an apartment, but it has been more along the lines of student/off campus living.  I actually haven’t seen the one she’s been in since September – which I believe to be a blessing since at the time she moved in, she didn’t have a job and just took the absolute cheapest place she could find.  let’s not think about it. It just so happens my MIL is relocating to Florida and will be shedding lots of her furniture, so D#1 will happily take whatever she can get.  All of this means there is a U-Haul in my future!
  • D#2 will be home for Easter — since spring break has never fallen over Easter, this is the first time in many years I will have one or the other here.  And I am oddly excited since we really don’t make a big deal out of Easter ……
  • now that Downton Abbey is over, I have been watching something on MTV called I Just Want My Pants Back.  You would think I should be filled with shame, but I’m not.  It’s pretty good!

news from the shop:  lots and lots going on!

  • We have tons of fab new yarns in – Fiberphile, String Theory just to name a few.
  • And we are getting our own custom colorway with MadelineTosh!  We just got a picture of it yesterday and it is absolutely gorgeous!!
  • We are also hosting a workshop in April with Alasdair Post Quinn on Double Knitting.  Have you seen his stuff??
  • Kathleen and I will be traveling to Boston in two weeks to attend Yarn Market News Smart Business Conference  – that should be interesting and fun!  We won’t be able to go to TNNA this year since Gracie (Kathleen’s girly) will be graduating on those dates, so we thought we would try this instead.

Babylon Happenings

Picture 061  When I arrived at the shop today, there were festivities going on!  The Old Town Hall has been restored and is now a museum and today is the dedication ceremony with more fun planned for tomorrow.

so if you are in need of either:

  • a.) yarn  
  • b.) old-timey trolley ride

…. Babylon is the place to be!