Friday, February 23, 2007

Still Scrambling

This is a very small percentage of all the hooks Ed's made during the last three weeks. (Waiting for the size to be written.) And the best part? His dental work is paid for!!! Thank you everyone who helped out by ordering something. We're down to the last dozen orders that were placed during the sale. We hope to have the last one sent by next Tuesday. By this time next week I hope to have actual numbers for the items he made during this very busy season. I'm not sure which were the biggest sellers; hairpin lace looms or Magnetic Needle holders.
Meanwhile, not only did sale orders consume the days but regular orders and store orders calling for shuttles, hairpin lace frames, spindles - and to throw some interest into the works, some exotic hooks and needles. Sorry about the poor picture quality. There are two Tunisian Flex hooks, one Kingwood the other hard rock maple. And a set each of 8mm & 7mm needles made with four different exotic woods. The woman had ordered circular crochet hooks in those sizes but between my handwriting and Ed's interpretation he made knitting needles. He'll make the proper circular hooks for her tomorrow. These are so gorgeous that I'm loathe to part with them though really, I should put them up for sale.

In the midst of packing goodies today Justin dropped by to work on his truck, which meant Grandma needed to watch Faith. :-)No, she doesn't stay in the car seat all the time, though pictures indicate that is her life. This week she turned four months old. She's been rolling back to stomach for a couple weeks and is showing more and more personality. The noise of the camera brought out the quizzical look on her face.

Tomorrow (Feb 24) is A Yarn-In. A whole day devoted to whatever fibery goodness people want to indulge in. Wanna join us? It's from 9am - 9pm at the Phoenix Inn Suites in Vancouver, WA (USA). Cost is $10, come and go as you wish. It's a day for working on charity projects, UFOs, and hanging out with other knitters/crocheters/spinners. I hope to finish the birthday socks and get some serious work done on the Red Sweater. Did you think I'd forgotten it? It gets a bit of attention from time to time. I'm getting worried about running out of one colorway. There were two skeins of handspun yarn in the batch but one skein seems to be getting smaller much quicker than the other. A couple spindles will also see some action. I'm hoping to introduce others to the joy of Turkish spinning. :-) I know some of you are laughing, those who've been to these things and know it's not possible to accomplish everything. There's so much to be done it's hard to think realistically.

Suppers have been rather haphazard lately but last night when chili was heating, visions of scones danced in my head. They're my favorite quick bread to make when in a hurry. Made with whole milk (preferably half and half) and lots of butter they melt in the mouth. I'll tuck one in a napkin and grab a hot mug of coffee before hitting the road to Vancouver early in the morning. Care to join me?


Blogger Artis-Anne said...

Oh don't they all those hooks and needles look lovely there ; all waiting to be played with . I have never tried Tunisian crochet or used a Turkish drop spindle, wish I could drop in to your Yarn In. Oh yummy I love scones but the best way I love them is done with buttermilk but I can't always get hold of it.
Have fun :)

1:06 AM  
Blogger judy said...

scones?? oh please share that recipe! They look so good.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

All the wooden crafting tools are beautiful and I'm so glad his dental bill is PAID! What a blessed relief.
Faith, sweet Faith, thank you so much for the photo of Faith, now, Wanda, I've seen at least one photo of you, somewhere, so am I seeing things or does Faith have a bit of her Grandma's looks? I wouldn't believe for a second that Faith would be spending all her time in a carrier seat! No Way.
Those scones are beautiful, yummily so. can you share your recipe?
For those having trouble finding buttermilk, you can make your own in a pinch using whole milk and adding lemon juice and letting it sit for a few

Wanda, I would be there in an instant if I could, the Yarn-In, I can't think of very many ways I would love to spend a saturday than spending it in your company for even a while.

Have a great time!!!!

5:51 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

A day for fibre sounds wonderful! :0)

Another darling picture of Faith - how is it possible that she's 4 months old already? What a sweetheart, and what wise eyes she has!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Count me in for scones and coffee, and here's a hug for little Faith!

12:03 PM  
Blogger rho said...

put down another request for the scone recipe. And could Faith be any cuter - she is growing so big. :D

I'm debating about those tunesian hooks -- a friend just started using them and they look interesting - will have to wander over and look at the work site

7:27 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Wish I could have made the Yarn In, sounds like so much fun, there in spirit, hope it went well!

1:00 AM  
Anonymous marjorie said...

I'd love to join you for scones and coffee and the yarn-in. If I only lived a bit closer. Faith has such beautiful chubby cheeks- just perfect for a little squeeze! I bet she's out of the car seat pretty quick when she comes to your house, where loving arms are waiting to hold her and play with her.

3:57 AM  
Blogger Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Oh do stop torturing me! I'm with you in spirit, naturally, grabbing the scones, the coffee, heading out for Vancouver, talking all the way - but virtual attendance isn't a patch on the real thing! One day soon...

9:59 AM  

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