Sunday, August 19, 2012


So I have had a published pattern out for 2 (!) months now as an online pattern. But I have discovered there is something different from being in a print book. It just feels...real somehow. Like the thought of having a pattern in bookshops that everybody will see. It's sort of awesome!

And I keep seeing tweets and posts about getting the print copies in. Nice fuzzy feeling that. Janel took a lovely pic of the print copies when we got the advance copies:

Alas, you can't see my face on this, its on the back cover, but you can see Annabelle. She makes laying on a hard bench look restful!

We've really put a lot of work into it, so hopefully it will do well enough for us to do lots more!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I can stop any time I want to.

So, I have a problem. I like vintage clothes. I am short and find they fit me better. I also have a small head, and I have heard that average head sizes have increased a lot in the last 50 years. So modern hats are usually too big for me. But vintage hats, now that's another matter. And, vintage/retro clothing is a way to be different and not like everybody else who shops at Target and Walmart.

The problem being, I never wear said hats. It makes me sad, so I went and took photos of my pretty hats so that I will remember that I have them, and perhaps use them. So, the many hats of Mirm:

The straw one gets two photos because of its awesomeness! It is a Stetson hat from the 40s!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Poor me, I had to buy the yarn

Well, the title really explains itself in many ways.

So I have been working for Rustling Leaf Press for just over a year now. I have been gradually transitioning away from my old job, The Knit Shop. Currently I am only working one day a month. That means I have no self control where new yarns are concerned.

Today I fell prey to 2. The new Malabrigo yarn, the silkpaca (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk, 420 yds per 50 g) in color "Frank Ochre." OMG I had to have this. And may need more. The problem with this color is that it goes with ALL the other colors on the shelf.

The other was sale yarn, usually my downfall. The Knit Shop is clearing out their stock of Malabrigo Lace (100% baby merino, 470 yds per 50 g). I wound up going home with 2 skeins in "Azul Bolita," although I have renamed the color duc de berry blue. 'cause it is.

And the two of them together, amazing!