Monday, July 7, 2008

Grand words.......not even pictures do it justice

As you can see, I've been away. Far away. To a place only crazy people go in the summer.......
A place where the animals hide, the locals stay inside and wear long sleeves all year round, where you can tell the tourists by the bermuda shorts and red faces, cameras are also a dead giveaway. This is a place where the beauty outshines the sun..(and that's hard to do). When someone hears you are going there in July the only comment and I've heard it from EVERYOne that knew, is "OH...really? but....don't's a DRY heat! If only they could say, "what, are you Crazy?" It was only 112 degrees in Phoenix! We spent the week at a lovely resort and only slept there. We drove almost 1800 miles in one week to get out of the heat. Every day we drove (John drove) hundreds of miles. But..we saw. We saw little towns, desert, cactus, wild fires, mountains, Sedona, Jerome, and we even ' stood on a corner in Winslow, Arizona' (there was no girl in a flatbed Ford though), Flagstaff, Prescott, old friends and family. Even though it was hot it was nice to get away. We had a convertable and drove with the top down when it cooled off mostly in the evenings. Curvy mountain roads are awesome with the top down and the sunsets gorgeous! I could never live there, of course, unless I had to for some reason, but it was Grand.

Now back to shop stuff..
Our good friend Michelle has informed us that she is moving to Virginia. This makes me sad. She is a firecracker on Thursday nights and keeps the knitting group laughing. We love her. Best wishes Michelle, Haley, Faith, Mike and Jacob. You can wish her well on her Ravelry site. She is rkidteacher. ( i think).
I picked up some lovely yarn while in Arizona and am working on socks, (what's new). I think the next project might be with some Kauni I got there as well. I'd like to get it for the shop. It's so cool and the colorways are fabulous. I only have 2 balls so I think it will have to be a vest or hat and mittens. I'd like a pattern that no one else has done. Every one is using the same blocks pattern. I'm open for ideas..??
The fall yarns should be arriving by trickles in mid July/August. I still have some reps to meet with to choose yarns so if there is something out there you'd like me to carry just say the word and I'll look into it.

So, because I post so rarely, Have a Great Summer, Keep Cool, Keep knitting, and Come in and see us for that travel project. I just flew and had no problem whatsoever with the knitting items. (I didn't bring scissors and I only had a plastic tapestry needle for finishing) and my tin needle holder went through the detectors without a glitch.


Sharon Coleman said...

Wow. Gorgeous. I'll say it: "You're crazy!"

: )

Michelle said...

Thanks for the well wishes Jen!! You will all be missed greatly as well, but we will always have Ravelry to keep tabs on each other!

You are crazy, but that is what makes us love you soooo much!

Jen said...

glad you guys are checking in once in a while. I'm going to have some instore specials this weekend. Unadveritsed! See i am Crazy.