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Knitting and Natural Soapmaking

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'm Going to the Grand Canyon!

One of the fun things about offering free knitting patterns is seeing what other knitters do with the patterns.

Check it out...there are lots of Ingas being knit, in all colors and textures of yarn. There are Ingas being started, like Monster Yarn's. There are finished Ingas, such as Deborah's fluffy version, Alice's Neopolitan Inga, Alice Knit Wonderland's bathing beauty.
Ther are also modified Ingas like Adrian's bright and shorter Inga, and lillmore b's ribbed one (I may make one like this). Here are lots more photos to see on Flickr.

Now for an explanation of the Grand Canyon title. I've commited to train with Hike for Discovery and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while raising funds for blood cancer research and education. You can read about it, and make a donation if you like, on my Hike for Discovery webpage here. I just put it up!

Monday, January 07, 2008

A Happy New Year

I'm back from the trenches. It was a busy, and fun, holiday season for Tread Lightly Herbals. I entered several shows from Oct. through December, and since it was my first year selling soap through shows, I didn't know what to expect. Did I have enough inventory? Too much? As it turns out, I had made enough soap afterall, but just barely! The most memorable show was The Wolfson Christmas House, a beautiful Victorian mansion in downtown San Antonio that opens to shoppers for 1 week in November. It's fantastical with all the handmade gifts and holiday scents and decorations. They even had a quartet playing holiday tunes on the porch. I made friends with several fellow venders, and hope to participate again next year.

In personal news, we spent a week in New Jersey/ New York, and even made it to Times Square for New Year's Eve. I saw Phantom of the Opera, The Nutcracker, and visited a few museums in the city, too. Fun times....

I can now work on making soap...lots and lots of soap. My next big show is The Lavender Festival in April, but with Valentine's Day coming, I really do need to get soaping. By the way, I've added gift certificates to the online shop. You can read about them here.