I posted a photo on my Instagram and Facebook when I first got this tattoo at the end of July but didn’t really go into the thought behind my new tattoo – and I need to post to my blog more often since I don’t really feel like a blogger anymore because I seem to only post on my anniversary and holidays. I like blogging, but Instagram is just soooo easy!

Anyway, this post is about my new tattoo and not my laziness ;o)

This year marks 10 years that I have been a part of the fiber community so I decided to get a new tattoo that will remind me of my love of all things wooly – there are a few people who also have been wool marked so I wanted to put my own spin on things. I went with Woolmark ‘Gold': 10 years with wool in my life = marked by wool  #tattoo @leftylucille #hudsonrivertattoo

I chose the location so I can see this tattoo and my wrist bee while I’m knitting ;o) I had a bit of angst regarding this tat, but I finally came to the realization that the only ink that I have that will ever be truly individual is my SbJL bee since that was designed for me (by my friend Heather – check out her new yarn and designs while you’re over there!) and is my trademark so it can’t be copied.

Anyway, I love my new addition to my tattoo collection and yes, I’m already thinking about what I want next!



Thank you all for all of your wonderful comments on my blogiversary post! Quite a few were from old blogging friends and quite a few were from new ones which helped me remember why I began blogging in the first place! There aren’t any knitting groups near me (by ‘near’ I mean, within a 20 min drive) so when I began knitting, I reached out to the internet to create a virtual knitting group. I’m going to try to post and keep you in my loop – but please don’t hate me if I blog about show prep a LOT during the months of April, May, September and October. Deal? ;o)

So! Winners! We have two! I used my handy-dandy number thingy on my phone (yes that’s an official name, at least in my head), input how many comments were on the post (92!) and hit the go button:

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Comment #49 is:

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Cdnbull! Congrats!!

Now for winner #2:

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 oops it looks like I received email at the same time I took the screenshot! oh well, comment #8 is the winner:

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Sara! Congrats!!

Congratulations to both winners, I’ve sent them both emails to let them know that they’ve won!

Thanks again to everyone who left a comment, I have more knitting to share and a field trip coming up this weekend to SPA so I’ll be back soon!



Nine years ago, I jumped into the blogging world with this post. What followed has been an amazing journey of making new friends, learning new things and expanding my horizons to include a new craft-based business, better photography and being very picky about what kind of yarn and fiber I buy.

I wouldn’t have traded a second of it for anything.

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What I’d like to do is celebrate the past nine years with a giveaway – leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner from them early next week for either a skein of my handspun yarn or $25 off a shop purchase. Tell your friends because if I get enough comments, I’ll make that two (or more) winners!

ETA: Okay, we’ve hit 50 comments, there will be two prizes! Winners will choose between a skein of my handspun yarn or $25 off of a shop purchase!

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What’s in the photos, you ask? This is my newly-off-the-needles Brickless shawl!

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I’ve wanted one for a while, I love the way it drapes! The pattern calls for worsted weight but I used DK and a slightly smaller needle

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I love it.

Details can be found on my Ravelry Project Page

Don’t forget to comment to be entered into the drawing – I’ll be closing the comments on Sunday night (Feb. 23) then drawing for a winner (or winners) on Monday!

ETA: Comments are closed! I’ll be drawing a winner today and posting tomorrow – thank you all for playing! :o)



Christmas 2013

…from our house to yours!

 



Whoa time really got away from me this year! No posts from July to December is quite a gap – I’m sorry for the neglect! I’ve been super busy with Stitched by JessaLu, every year it seems I double my sales (which is awesome!) which means I double my workload (which is stressful but awesome!) which means something has to give and apparently this year it was the blog. and vacuuming.  I’d promise to try to do better but we all know how that ends up. ;o)

So to move on to what this post is actually about, my boss (yep that’s me) decided I was worthy of a new camera!

Look what I found under the tree! ;) My boss (yes that's me) decided I am worthy of a camera upgrade. This thing is SO SHINY. ❤️ it's a Pentax K-30 - the body is new, the glass is old but still awesome #earlychristmas #pentax #shiny

That’s a shiny new Pentax K-30 – I am in some serious love with this camera. It’s SO SHINY. The glass is not new, I only purchased the camera body, but I don’t care, the whole thing has me all happy to take pictures again (my old Pentax started having focusing issues, it has gone to get looked at and possibly fixed and R may have a new camera). Wanna see pretty pictures? Okay!

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*sigh* I love my new camera. I did no post-processing on those photos, they are posted as shot.

Happy ECF – I’m hoping to talk to you again before (or on) Christmas! ;o)

 

 



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