28 September 2009

Monday's Musing

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still."
-Lao Tzu

Feeling a bit overwhelmed today. Have a great week, everyone!


23 September 2009

...and the winner is

CozyStitches! You win a Delta Queen pattern! Your comment was selected randomly. :) Please contact me and I will send it on to you. And thank you so much for playing, everyone. You all gave me some great smiles!!!


21 September 2009

Monday's Musing

"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working." -unknown

I need this today. We're trying to keep our local pool open for the swim team and we're having a difficult time of it! The City is really being dodgy, and not at all upfront with us. Wish us all luck, please!


19 September 2009


Thanks to my friend Carol for sending me this...it is absolutely stunning.


16 September 2009

California Wool & Fiber Festival

Coming this Friday through Sunday in Boonville! And I will be teaching at the Festival Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. I'm excited to go, partly because, I admit, I haven't been to this show before! And it's practically in my backyard. Hopefully, some of you will be going, as well and will drop by to say hello! :D


15 September 2009


It's Lahondaknitter who tweeted. Thank you all so much for playing! Ms. Lahondaknitter, I will contact you on Twitter! Congrats to you. :)

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Make me smile!

Okay, everyone! Leave me a comment telling me some good news or something funny or just something that makes you smile and I'll enter you in a little random drawing to win a Delta Queen pattern. Leave your comments by midnight PST, Thursday September 17th! Thanks for playing! :)

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14 September 2009

Delta Queen

New in my Ravelry pattern shop and on Designs by Romi:

the Delta Queen scarf!

Yarn: Habu Textiles lace weight bamboo (XS-45 20/3 bamboo) [100% bamboo; 574 yards per 50g hank]; 1 color #5 (dark red)
Beads: 980 size 6/0 opaque metallic seed beads
This pattern includes both written and charted instructions. Two identical sides are knitted and then grafted in the middle using my technique with waste yarn.

Pattern is a $5 pdf download from Designs by Romi or Ravelry. Hope you enjoy! :)

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Monday's Musing

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson

I really need this today!!!

Have a great week, everyone, and don't forget the last day of my Sneaky Sale!


11 September 2009

My Week

Don't forget that my Sneaky Sale is still on!!!

I have to say, I think I'm way better at micro-blogging on Twitter than I am at blogging here, so here's a micro round-up of last week.

1. Oh, hai! Mercury is retrograde.
2. "Fair" is something that happens once a year in the county.
3. Tires are 4 times more expensive than they were, but I'm still making the same amount of money. :sigh:
4. "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to sing in the rain." I knew there was a reason I loved that movie.
5. Bunnies don't like green bell pepper or zucchini.
6. Bunnies love cilantro.
7. There are some very very interesting people living in my area.
8. Dreaming that a secret project is felted and full of moth holes is almost as scary as a "being chased by monsters" dream.
9. Bike riding makes everything better.
10. So do bunny kisses and little kid hugs.
11. My younger son can make me laugh so hard my stomach hurts.
12. That was an especially good thing this week.
13. Some people make up their minds without looking at the facts, and then get annoyed that they are being bothered with said facts.
14. I will never understand this.
15. There are things you just can't push. You just do your part and then let them happen when they will.
16. The control freak side of me can't abide that.
17. My older son is an even bigger control freak than I am.
18. I am very very contrary.
19. I get my feelings hurt and feel rejected even though I know I shouldn't take most things personally.
20. Curried elk is tasty.


07 September 2009

Sneaky sneaky

Well, I know I am totally late getting up a weekly special and give-away for last week, but I hope you will forgive me! Instead, I am introducing a new pin and...a Designs by Romi Sneaky Sale lasting through next Monday!!!

I am SO loving this new pin.

It's loosely based on a penannular style, but locks into place a little differently. First you gather up material:

then the stick portion goes over the top of the pin portion:

and down around the swirl to lock into place.

Cool, eh?! :) It's available here in nickel, brushed nickel, copper and sterling silver!

And to celebrate, I'm having a Sneaky Sale over at Designs by Romi: 15% off a $15 or greater purchase (patterns excepted) through Monday, September 14th! Enter CELTIC at checkout!

And the give-away?
Retweet (mentioning this blog post and @RomiDesigns), blog about or plurk about this sale with appropriate link to my post here, and be entered to win a nickel or copper pin as shown above! I will choose a winner on Tuesday, September 15th. However many times you mention this sale (and tell me about it), that is the number of entries you will have in the drawing! Receive double the entries for each pin you buy. (Does that make sense?) Buy a pin? Receive two entries! Buy two pins? Receive four entries! Good luck to you! :)

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Monday's Musing

"Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy." - Ralph Ransom


04 September 2009

I know

I'm late with my weekly special and contest/give-away. But I came up with a super cool new pin design. So please bear with me while I get it photographed and up? There might even be a Sneaky Sale. Just sayin.

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02 September 2009

This n that

Remember this project? Well, it's finished and blocked! Turned out great, although I'm afraid I can't show you right now, since it was a stealth project. It's hanging out on my mannequin at the moment, looking nice, but you'll have to wait a couple of months to see it. Here's hoping you'll think it was worth the wait! I think you'll like it. :)

I'm still in the midst of stealth knitting, but I can show you this for another secret project....

This is from A Verb for Keeping Warm.

It's baby camel and silk in colorway Glenda.

And it is sooooooooo dreamy.

This is my very favorite part of my job. I love spinning; it is so relaxing to me. With knitting, I'm very goal oriented and not so much into the process (unless I'm knitting with mohair/silk, my fav), but with spinning it's just pure pleasure and relaxation. :happysigh:

In other news, @catmum won my last give-away, my Toque, Yo! hat pattern! Congrats to you. :) Stay tuned for the next special and give-away tomorrow!!!

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