What’s New? – 2020

There’s a few announcements to make, and for those of you that follow Coffee & Wool on Facebook you probably already know about it, but start helping us spread the word.

The Traveling Yarn Yogi and her yarn bus Purl is on the way to visit our Pints and Purls meet up on January 10th from 6pm until she’s sick of us, or 9pm, whichever comes first. Yarn Yogi

 

Now on to the other things…

I’ve got some things bubbling for 2020!

  • Individual Lessons – I am making myself available for one-on-one lessons for brand new and beginning level knitters and crocheters on Saturdays and Sundays.  Please contact me directly for pricing and time slots.
  • Finishing Services – available after January 18th – don’t like blocking, weaving in tons of ends, or assembling parts.  Guess who’s finishing up a space in her home dedicated to all things yarn? Uh huh – this kid.  The crafting cave is a pet free room where projects can be professionally finished.  Keep in mind, the rest of my home isn’t pet free, but as many precautions as possible will be taken to limit allergen exposure to anyone sensitive to cats or dogs.  Finishing services vary in price, based on what is required and time involved.
  • Yarn Winding – available after January 1st – I’ve found over the past year that I know a lot of people that hate winding their own yarn, or do not have the space/tools to do so.  I’ve got you covered, especially after being gifted a wonderful yarn swift for Christmas that accompanies the professional grade ball winder that’s already been a part of the craft arsenal.  For folks local to Gainesville, Georgia we will work out a pick up and drop off schedule. For non-locals, we can work out shipping, but I would encourage checking with your local yarn store first.
    • Skeins under 200 yards – $2
    • Skeins under 450 yards – $4
    • Jumbo skeins (anything over 450) – prices vary due to yarn weight and size but will range from $5-15.

There are some other plans being worked on for the coming year, an idea is being tossed around for a very specific knitting group, a charity project is in the works, it’s all about getting logistics in place.

 

Plants, Purls & Puppies

125D89B9-15C6-4A3D-B3D0-9AB7ACE40725Well folks, once again, it’s been far too long since my last update.  I’m trying to get better about this.  Really.  I promise.   Spring is already beginning to give way into summer and my list of projects at the house seems to continue to grow. A lot of my free time is spent out in the yard these days attempting to shape it into something presentable to the public and more importantly a place I’ll enjoy over the years to come.  It wasn’t horrible to begin with, it was just bare, and I’m not the type of person to have only grass.  The focus has been on planting perennials and shrubs and building out the beds to put them in.  The work I did earlier this spring is starting to show with blooms here and there.  If someone told me this time last year that I would leave the world of rented apartments and duplexes and have my own little house, I would have laughed at them.

Pints_and_PurlsThe crafting projects are still being worked on but not at the pace that I’ve burned through them in the past.  I have a hunch this will pick back up in the fall and winter.  I’m still getting at lest an hour in a day.  It’s important to me to work that little bit of knitting time in for sanity’s sake.  It’s my meditation time.  I’ve still got a sweater for a friend to finish, my own sweater, and a handful of other projects in various states.  There’s also some good news locally, a few of us are trying to get a Friday evening craft meet up rolling again.  It’s called Pints and Purls and we meet up at Downtown Drafts on the Gainesville, GA square.  Now, I know, there are a few other craft groups out there named Pints and Purls, but hey, it’s a perfect name for a group that meets for an adult beverage with yarn in hand.  I guess if there’s an official organization somewhere, consider the Gainesville, GA chapter established. If you are in the area feel free to drop on in around 6pm on Fridays.  We won’t be hard to find, there will be a table with fidgeting fingers and balls of yarn.

fullsizeoutput_150And lastly, in this brief update.
SANDOR!
Now this is my favorite long term project.  Sandor, the lab/mystery dog mix, is about 8 months old now and has accomplished making me laugh every single day.  We’re still working on puppy exuberance issues, but overall he’s a damn good dog…well as long as you don’t ask my cat Severus.  Severus is still pissed that a dog has invaded his sanctuary.  Lucious, the more forgiving cat, on the other hand, will play with him like he was another dog.  Sandor and Lu also have an odd afternoon ritual, where they will snuggle up near each other on the couch and before the urge to nap takes over, Lu will wash Sandor’s face.  Sandor used to fight his daily face washing as a tiny puppy but he seems to have grown to enjoy it.

That’s it for the moment.  I’m alive, well, and happy.  How are you guys doing? Fill me in.