Thursday, April 24, 2008

Flowers and Projects

These are the flowers I received on Administrative Assistant Day. I was so thrilled to get them. This is the first year I ever celebrated it. I really didn't expect to get anything. They even gave us a continental breakfast and a candy apple. Then it was back to work as usual.

Everyone is coming to my desk to see these flowers and giving advice on how to take care of them. I just hope no one tries to steal them. They may get kidnapped any day now.

This is the front of my babydoll from "Crochet Me". I think it is really turning out well. I want to finish it in another week or so so I can move on to the Geometry Dress in new issue of "Interweave Crochet".

This is the back.

I hope everyone is enjoying some good weather. Its perfect here in the "D". Unfortunately, I hear that the temp will go done to the 60's, but it beats 40 as a high.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Star Day at City Knits

After shopping around for yarn for my new winter hat, "The Schwartz Hat" from the movie
"Christmas Story" ( I found the pattern here) I got the chance to sit and chat with none other than Brett Bara, editor of "Crochet Today" magazine and Candi Jenson, author.

Above is Candi signing a book for JoAnne. Unfortunately, I didn't catch her in the photo. Candi is such a nice person. She explained how her "Crochet Bags, Crochet Hats, Crochet Scarves" books were all die-cut and were done by hand in China. Its one of the better jobs there because the room they work in is air-conditioned. We all felt bad and she didn't want to have here books done that way, but they explained to her that its providing a very good income for the workers and like I said before its air-conditioned and considered a better job.

This is Bret listening to a story along with a customer of CK (City Knits). I find that like Candi, Brett also is easy going. She explained that new episodes of "Knit and Crochet Today" will be airing this September. (Check your local Public Television listings) Its currently not being showed because they are shooting new episodes.
I enjoyed talking to them and having my books signed by Candi and my magazine signed by Brett. I can't wait for the new episodes to come on. But, until then I have my magazines and Candi Jenson books to read.

Friday, April 18, 2008

I was invited!!!!!!

This is a very quick and short post to inform you all that I am officially on ravelry. I was debating whether or not to join, but I finally made the decision and I am so very happy I did. I am enjoying setting it up and adding friends. One of whom is the very own Vickie Howell of Knitty Gritty fame. I love that show and can't wait for it to have new shows on DIY Network. If you have not visited ravelry or joined I think you should. It is such fun.
I promise pics on the next post.