And, we’re back!

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We are moved, and mostly settled in! My hubby’s mom flew out to help us move, and was such a tremendous help! We were so happy to have her here, she made the whole process so much smoother than it would have been otherwise!! (Thanks!!)  The new house definitely has some quirks to get used to, like being smaller than the other house, but when you’re no longer trying to move around a ton of boxes, it’s a lot more likable 😛 Also, I get to see the superstition mountains each morning, can’t complain about that!

I know I said I had been going through things and getting rid of stuff, and I had thought I made a very large dent, but that was a illusion. I still have way too much stuff and before we move again, many things will be sold, donated, or thrown away. I swear half of the boxes we unloaded were all my crafty stuffs. (O_0) That’s ridiculous. Anyway. Onward!

The Etsy shop is open again, and I will be listing the beads and new project bags next week.

Progress has been made on the knitting front. The never-ending-scarf has actually ended, and I have another pair of finished socks!!

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Ta-dah!! I didn’t think I would ever finish that thing. Yarn is Tapping Tootsies in Summer Sunrise, the pattern is “Favorite scarf ever” by Lisa Bruce.

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And my latest pair of socks are done! They make me smile! Yarn is Lemonade shop’s mighty sock in “goldfish”, and Simply sock yarn co’s simply sock in “Orange”.

I also have another pair on the needles, my “minion” socks!

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Is that not the perfect minion-y colors? I love it! I’m doing a pattern called “Lancaster county Blend” by Wendy Ellis, the yarn is Berry colorful yarning’s Saturated Sock SS (self striping) in the minion colorway

Now for some yarny acquisitions!

The second skein of Voolenvine yarn I managed to snag in one of her updates!

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We made a trip up to Flagstaff the other day (it was beautiful! Also so much colder up there than it was where we live) and I had to make a stop at the yarn store there, “Purl in the Pines” . Wonderful little store, full of awesome yarns and fiber for spinning, and the lady working there was very nice and super helpful!

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I’ve already cast on the tan and grey yarn to make a “brickless” By Martina Behm. The Paqu Pura yarn is pure extra fine Peruvian baby alpaca, it’s a single ply, and so soft! The color changes are beautiful, and it is working up so prettily! A portion of every purchase is dedicated to funding a school in the remote area of Manani in the region of Puno, so you get a beautiful yarn and help support the people who make it possible. Win-win! (to learn more go to http://www.mirasolperu.com)

Also, I went to get a library card and check out the new library, and was so excited to see they had books on spinning!!!! BookS! Note the “S”! MULTIPLE. BOOKS. ON. SPINNING!!! (If you happened to be at a library a few weeks ago and heard or saw someone jumping up and down while going on about spinning, that was me, and I’m sorry if I scared you. That wasn’t my intention. But just know it was rare and very exciting. Might just be a spinner thing. No need for alarm.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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About kittyisnotamused

I am an eclectic crafter whose hobbies currently include knitting, crochet, making journals, cooking, and quilting, although I have also been addicted to jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, and many others. My passion for creating runs a wide gamut and jumps back and forth from new hobbies to old often. I live with my hubby and our 3 pets: 1 grown puppy with the attention span of a goldfish, and 2 lazy chubby kitties. Kitties who, despite my best efforts to gain their enthusiasm, show no interest in what I'm working on except to lay on whatever it is occasionally. The hubby's reactions are better, which is why he gets many handmade items and the kitties only a few, but his reactions are usually confused smiles and nods with "thats great sweety!" The dog shows the most enthusiasm but mostly that translates into her trying to snot and eat whatever I am showing to her... I suppose thats just life tho :) Thanks for stopping in, feel free to leave a comment!
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