Thursday, November 01, 2007

November Already?

Nary a stitch has been made in these parts lately - however a whole lotta yarn dyeing has been going on. Ms. B - yours is coming - I promise I haven't forgotten. I took your request for Red Mill seriously!

It seems strange that I haven't really announced the opening of my etsy shop on my knitting blog - so... here goes! It's OPEN! Come visit! There are two ways to find me:
1) go to my website: www.hazelknits.com
~OR~
2) visit my ETSY shop

My creation
I must say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has given me the encouragement I needed to keep going. Haven't tried Hazel Knits yet? To tempt you, here's what some customers have said...

And this lady:


I can't say enough to thank her for this post and this post. As you can imagine, a mention on the Yarn Harlot is like the Oprah Touch. The best way I can think of to thank her for giving my little company was a boost is to help support her favorite cause. A portion of the proceeds of all etsy sales of Sailor's Delight will go towards her favorite charity, MSF or Doctors Without Borders. The fund from Hazel Knits is nearing $100 - and for most of the month of October the shop was bare of Sailor's Delight. Now that I'm caught up and able to keep the shop stocked, I'm looking forward to seeing the donation number skyrocket!

I don't want to turn this site into a marketing tool for my yarns, so if you're curious about new colors or what's going on in the Hazel Knits world, just follow the sidebar links to the shop.

In other non-knitting related news, we had a birthday here and Flynno got is favorite cake. The Costco bakery made sure we knew what kind it was.


On Monday we carved pumpkins...


and Chris and Rach totally scared us with their costumes.


CJ brought his new cheetah cat, Zulu


and Tiffany brought some snacks.


Flynno and NayNay didn't follow the "pre-scooping" rule so they were banished to the deck


and Martina tackled a pumpkin almost as big as her.


I made soup for 15 hungry guests (um, I mean I heated soup - thanks Costco!) and somehow was still standing (and even laughing!) at 11:00pm.

It was great to see you guys!
Another thing that brightened my day on Monday was this fun card from Wende.

It totally scared me! Have you been to her shop lately? There some big treasures there!

Knitting content to come soon - Tomorrow night I have to finish up a mini sock for a sock class I'm teaching at Hilltop East and I blocked out Saturday night to knit with the Hilltop West girls. On Sunday afternoon I'm meeting up with an old friend who started a little knitting group. My fingers are itchin!

8 Comments:

Blogger bockstark.knits said...

ooooh ooooh me me me me! :) Red Mill yarn will be TO DIE FOR!!! Can't wait!!!

3:22 AM  
Anonymous Mary M said...

such great Halloween stuff happening at your place! And I did get my Sailor's delight and it is fantastic. I really, really like - no, love - your yarn!

9:42 PM  
Blogger Rayleen said...

I love your dye technique (is that what they call it?), the colors disperse perfectly! I can't wait to see what other new yarns you add to your store. :)

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Wende said...

Wendee,

Your yarn is amazing! I'm not a knitter... but I know LOTS of people out there who are... I'll spread the word.

And thanks so much for pitching my site. :D

7:47 PM  
Blogger Knittymuggins said...

Great photos! And that one with the Yarn Harlot is *so* priceless! Looks like you guys had tons of fun carving pumpkins! We were lame and skipped it this year. I so wish I could have a kitty, because if I could, I'd get one just like your friend's. It's so adorable!! Thanks for sharing :)

knittymuggins

8:07 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

How fun! Your yarn is beautiful!

2:26 PM  
Anonymous domesticshorthair said...

Congrats on your new store! Nice colors!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Yay Pumpkins! Yay yarn-in-shop!! Yay for dying and stuff!! Yay for voting too (saw that post above)

Yaaaaaaay!! :)

4:20 PM  

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