Paper Kitty Turns One & A big update

One year ago today, I took the plunge into the blog world.  I just want to thank everyone who keeps up with my little blog…. Thanks Readers!!

On to the big update 😀

The last week or so has been a whirlwind for me.  

Thursday (17th) I spent the evening having dinner with my granpa at my mom’s house.  It was such a nice visit that ended with picking blackberries in the front yard.  I’ve always loved walking with my grandpa because he knows so much about the local plants and loves to share that knoweledge.

Friday was spent at a very busy day of work followed by attending a gallery reception at the Appalachian Arts Center. I bought some lovely handspun yarn from local sheep and an excellent little cup that I’m in love with drinking from.  Then my hubby and I decided to paint the computer room so we were up late discovering that the paint just didn’t want to cover the old paint. We painted it a really pretty deep red. The color swatch says tomato but it is much darker than that.

Saturday was a lot more painting and moving furniture.

Sunday I took a trip to my LYS – A Likely Yarn –  with my friend who was teaching there.  I went not only to buy yarn and hang out but to also find out if I would be the right person to start working there.  😀 

Monday was I was really busy at work. 

Tuesday I was busy at work again.  Several family members came in to visit while I was at work  As soon as I left work I drove to a staff meeting at the LYS.  The staff meeting was great, lots of creativity flowing and I’m now going to be teaching. My first class is Beginning Crochet on August 24 & September 7.   

Wednesday, I was contacted by a book company about three projects that I submitted to them for a book they are writing about green bookbinding methods… all three projects were accepted.   I’m so excited!!!  Shampooed carpets that evening.

Thursday I feverishly bound books in preparation of sending my projects to the book company and started the quest for finding wool sweaters to use on books that will be going to the book company.  Mopping & laundry.

Friday I did much of the same with a lot more house cleaning and pre-Saturday-dinner cooking.  I made homemade marshmallows.

Homemade Marshmallows

Saturday was my first day at A Likely Yarn.  It went wonderfully.  I helped build shelves, rearranged things in the shop, helped customers with patterns, knit, crochet, and spent the day with a wonderful group of women.  I also worked on developing a simple pattern that my beginning crochet class will be making.  Saturday night we had friends over for dinner, great music, laughs, and wool dying. 

Kool Aid Dyed Roving

Sunday, I was at the shop again and had dinner with my friend.  I came home and spun some of my newly dyed wool.  Sunday was a big Etsy day for me too, gift guides, treasuries, sales, and a contact about a custom order.  Now if I could only get on the ever elusive front page.

Yesterday, I spun up a batt that I bought from Knitty Dirty Girl on my drop spindle, made dinner, attended the Etsy Labs Craft Night on shrinking plastic (which was cut short by a storm), and mostly sat around taking it easy. I’ll add a photo of the spun yarn later tonight.  I also finished up (for the most part) the project my beginning crochet class will be making and did a few example swatches.

Today, I will be making more books… many many more books.

Shoo… that was a lot to type out!  I hope you’re still with me, LOL.


3 thoughts on “Paper Kitty Turns One & A big update

  1. Happy Blogiversary! Your Kool-aid yarn looks great – did you notice that three or four flavors all give almost the exact same color? Very frustrating!
    I’m a huge fan of Easter Egg dyes and I have a stash, if you ever want to try them!

  2. I was hoping that the strawberry would be more pink than red. I kind of expected the tropical punch and cherry to be very similar. The orange, lemon-lime, and wyler’s berry jammer are all great. The black cherry didn’t absorb as well as the rest did, I’m not sure what happend there.

    I’m planning on hitting up a few different grocery stores to see if I can find some different flavors. The store I got those packs from didn’t have any grape.

    Easter egg dyes sound like fun. I bet they give nice pastel colors.

  3. Wow! That was a really busy week with so much achieved. I love the colours of your swatches – as I don’t know anything about dying I’m amazed to see you used Kool-Aid – I learn something new everyday from the blogging world. Congratulations on a year of blogging, and best wished for the new job.

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