How did it get to be the end of September?

October 2012

All I can say is, we’ve been busy.

It’s been about a month now since we said goodbye to our two hardworking college students.  One went off to his beautiful college near the ocean and the forest, and one got on a plane and went to study in sunny coastal Spain.  And they are missed!  We have had a month of winding, dyeing, winding, winding and winding, and also having fun coming up with lots of new ideas.  Like this one:

Our first Chubbies, big fat stripes in Boo!

We are going to offer a monthly self striping sock club through the end of the year – to test the waters, so to speak – then offer an official three-month club in 2013, with goodies and all that.  And every month we’ll also have a Chubby! colorway.  These will be self striping skeins that will knit up in fat stripes, and will be in black and another color.

We’re thinking up some other fun for holiday knitting – and Sheri is working on a return to fiber as well.

In other news, my shoulder continues its slow healing process.  I’m at four months, which means the tendon is about 75% healed and I can do a lot more, but I still have to be careful until late November.  Everything I do (all that dyeing and winding!) takes twice as long but at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I’ve pretty much worn out my rubber tubing from physical therapy, and I plan to burn it at some point. The weather here in Northern California has been hot and dry, with lovely, cool nights.  There’s such a feeling of possibility in the air, this time of year.  I’ve been walking in the mornings and looking forward to the leaves changing next month.

Oh yeah, and we’ve also had fun with some of our Phat Fiber contributions, like these two most recent colorways.

This is “Magic Carpet,” for Phat Fiber’s August Box.

“Magic Carpet,” in our 100% high twist superwash merino



“Kissing Frogs” on our superwash merino/bamboo 80/20 base

And for September, we did “Kissing Frogs.”

We hope you are enjoying your fall and your knitting!  — Meg


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