Wednesday, October 29, 2008


We had our first snow yesterday morning. I didn't expect more than flurries, but we had a good dusting on the ground and it kept up all morning. Did I take pictures? Of course not. If you really want to see, here's one!

We had a good visit with my grandparents in the last two days. I wish we could have spent more time with them at Wildacres, but the boy got to bed way too late as it was. We slept in this morning and went late to preschool. Again, did I take pictures? Want to see one anyway?

I've been making lots of pots (you'll have to go back on your own for those pictures) to prepare for the
Toe River Studio Tour coming up December 6-7.

And since I couldn't end without a picture.

No one eats in peace around here any more. Even when he's had his own breakfast he has to check out what we're having.

A shot to show off the mouthful of teeth

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Rogue Finished!

I finally finished my Rogue Hoodie a few weeks ago. I started it in August of '07! In the spring I was four rows from the finish when I discovered that one arm was 4 inches longer than the other. So, I put it away for the summer and just pulled it back out a few weeks ago. I'm very glad to be done with it, and I've gotten to wear it twice already.

Rogue Hooded Pullover
Malabrigo worsted

And a kiddo picture just to keep my grandmother coming back! We had black beans for lunch, can you tell?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some of everything

I had no idea it had been a month since I'd posted. Lots of catching up to do. For this one, walking is mastered and now it's all about climbing. We've moved the lamp, we're starting to learn to push in the dining room chairs after finding him on the table, and everything has been moved back from the edges of the desk and tables.

There has been lots of knitting. I finished a pair of socks. I'd been working on these mostly in the car for several months. The yarn is a cotton/wool blend that I was given for my birthday this year. I've also finished my Rogue sweater! But there's no pictures yet. I really like it, but it's not perfect. That probably means I'll wear it more often and not worry about it getting worn.

I fired two kiln loads of pots last week. With help from local potter and kiln guru John Britt I had the best firings in a couple of years. About half the pots are already gone, I'm caught up on smaller orders, the galleries are restocked and I've had some sales in the last week. Just enough that I have a good display left in the studio and just enough that I'm motivated to get started throwing again. I'll firing again around Thanksgiving to be ready for the Toe River Studio Tour the first weekend of December.

I did a demo and talk for a group at Wildacres today. It was lots of fun. They were very interested and had lots of good questions. Then they bought pots!

And finally, just for kicks, a sight that I never thought I'd see again.
I have mixed feelings.

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