I’m working for Teva Durham!

April 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm 4 comments

Yes, you read it right.  THE one and ONLY.  Forget modesty, I’m bragging now.  She’s doing a book for Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, a high-class operation.  It will be a very nice knitting book and I am the one knitting the PIECE DE RESISTANCE (that’s what she told me anyway).  I wish I could tell you more, but I need to preserve her privacy.  I just want you guys to remember that I’m the one that knitted that piece de resistance, when pick up the book at the bookstore/your LYS and see it.  YOU WILL REMEMBER.  I’m getting a little wary of rising at 5:30 a.m. every day, but you know what they say!

I’ve almost sold out of the new SKIF “Swing” pattern.  Only one left!  I have more “Mateo” patterns on the way if you’re interested.  Also on the way (I’ve been told, much awaited) are more colors of Nature Wool Chunky Multi, Nature Cotton, Pomaire, and Nature Wool.  I cannot stress how exquisite the Araucania hand-dyed yarns are.  If you are a hand-dyed person, you know whereof I write.

I have a new creation on etsy, and another few to come tomorrow morning after I attend the gymnasium.  Here is one that’s already there:

Crystal Palace Earrings

Crystal Palace Earrings

Tomorrow I will list the little bauble I’ve made for my Mom.  It’s a surprise!  If you’re nice and you pay the price, you can have one for your Mommie, too!  HERE is the link.  The “surprise” won’t be up until tomorrow morning, around 7:00  AM CDT.

I’ve planted my tomatoes, herb garden, watermelons, and cantalopes (for Paul).  The herb garden is extremely helpful, for it prevents me from spending a lot of money on those fresh herbs (in those little un-earth-friendly plastic containers) that aren’t even at the grocery store when I need them.  I LOVE walking out to the garden, and just cutting off what I need.  There is always the danger that little Ripper may have hiked his leg on it….. hmmmm……..  Something to think about.  I’m seriously considering planting a “bee garden” to nourish and attract the honey bees that may be surviving this crisis they are experiencing as of late.  I don’t remember which issue it was, but I read the how-tos and whats in a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living (my hero) and think it’s the right thing to do.  It would be really nice if these flowers were self-sufficient!  I already have one plant that’s on the list, foxglove.  As you can see, it’s beautiful, and very much an “English” garden type of plant.

Foxglove
Foxglove

Please keep in mind that these beauties are poisonous.  Keep your babies and puppies away from them.  Oh, and I found out that Wisteria is also poisonous.  Ripper is always pulling at it, as it prevents him from going through the neighbor’s fence.

I also have a new item in my other etsy shop, Papatya.  It’s a rather unusual item, and would make a great gift for house-warming, wedding, birthday, or coworkers.  (I have one on my desk!)
Have a great weekend all!
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  • 1. Moira  |  April 30, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    You are so lucky – currently have a project of Teva Durham’s on the hook – I love her work. But to do the “piece do resistance” – can’t wait to see it.

    Moira

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  • 2. Jerrie McArthur  |  May 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Can’t wait for the new Teva Durham book and seeing what you knit. I know I will have to get the yarn for it and hopefully I will get to in the next 50 years.

    Jerrie

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    • 3. knitch  |  June 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm

      Hi Jerrie!
      Thanks for reading the blog. Are you working through your piles of projects? I don’t know when Teva’s book will be out, but I’ll try to stay on top of it. She doesn’t know yet when it will be published. I hope you’re well!

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  • 4. Jerrie McArthur  |  June 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I’m trying to work on my projects just haven’t really had time work has been really busy we bought the Surgical Hospital so know I am over the blood banks of 2 hospitals plus i keep seeing new projects I want to start or get these midnight ideas i have to try. Hope you are doing good and staying busy

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