26 November 2006


Look! It's another frivolous post to make up for the lack of knitting content! ;)

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised.

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

This was a fun one.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Mine was wonderful. :)

22 November 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of you (wherever you are) - wishing everyone a happy day filled with great friends and loved ones!

20 November 2006

With Many Thanks

As I came up for a little air today, I found myself musing on the kindness of others. I have just had the kind of month and a half that every small businessperson/craftsperson dreams of. It started with a wonderful review in Knitty by the talented and witty Amy. Soon after, I heard that my work had been accepted into the Plaza Arts Center's holiday gift show alongside some of my favorite designers. I had several new wholesale requests, and then came the blog mentions. There was the talented Wendy, Melanie whose patterns I *love*, the kind and lovely Elizabeth, the amazing Caroline, and globe trotting Melinda. And the private emails! What a lucky person I am to have such wonderful customers. I cannot tell you how incredible it felt to read such kind words from you all. And everything combined to make one of those months in which it all comes together...and it has left me feeling exhausted, grateful, overwhelmed, happy and a bit dazed. Thank you all so very much. Keep those cards and letters coming! ;)

Okay, I'm finished being sappy. I promise. At least for now. *g*

So, before I get back to work (I didn't give you the impression I could slack off, did I?!?), I'll leave you with some cuteness.

Why, you might ask, are there two heart pins, one regular size and the other miniature? Because, of course, a gal's gotta have a great shawl pin to go with her shawl!

And here's Sue struttin' her stuff! Many thanks to Mary for letting me use her picture of Sue the Ewe in all her finery! She did an amazing job on Sam the Ram, too. :)

Next episode: blocking the long finished but never blocked Estonian Garden Shawl.


16 November 2006

For Scout

This meme is for Scout. :)

1. How and when did you learn how to knit/crochet? Who taught you? I learned to crochet first, at about 5 years old. My grandmother taught me. Then I wanted to learn to knit so badly that I convinced my mother to teach me how to cast on and knit and purl. I was about 8. She really preferred crochet, but she acquiesced. ;)
2. How has this craft impacted your life? (besides financially!) I have found an amazing community of knitters online, and met a few locally (without the help of the internet). I feel incredibly fortunate to have met them and call them my friends! And I started my shawl pin business as a result of learning to knit lace. The knitting world has definitely changed my life for the better. :)
3. Pick at least one person to talk about who you have met through the knit-world and why you are thankful to have met them. Feel free to get all mushy. I met my most bestest friend
sister on one of the knitting lists. I never would have known this person otherwise! Honestly, I think we truly were sisters in a previous life; she's that most elusive of people that you meet and instantly feel that you could tell her anything in the world. And she has an incredibly generous, kind and good heart. I just think the world of her.
4. Comment and let me know when you post this in your blog so I can read them all. You got it! :)


01 November 2006

Shameless Plug: Anniversary Sale!

I'm a little bit late, but it's anniversary sale time at Designs by Romi. Come on by!

Through November 15, take the following discounts on my gorgeous hand made shawl and sweater pins:

10% off on all purchases under $35: coupon code 5ZBTPSR
15% off on all purchases $35 and over: coupon code 5ZBTPKR
20% off on all purchases $60 and over: coupon code 5ZBTQHA
25% off on all purchases $125 and over: coupon code 5ZBTRAY

Be sure to get the correct code! Although the system recognizes minimum sales, it will not bump up your discount automatically!

Fine print: SALE LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND! Website inventory update may lag behind sales. If you order something that is no longer in stock, I will email you to ask for a second choice. Stock is very low in the sterling collection, and some of these pins are going to be discontinued.

I will notify you of any delays in shipping!

Come shop! :)