Thursday, February 21, 2008

Adios Amigos

Hello all we are going on a Disney World cruise. Yeah! We are leaving on Saturday and we won't be back until Thursday. I don't think they will let me knit on the plane and I just don't know if I will knit on the cruise, even if I want to I think I will just be too busy. I think I might end up having withdrawls! So as soon as I get home I will get crazy busy knitting some cute little white cardigans, that I will add to the slide show. I decided not to knit Sophia a swimsuit just yet, I just ran out of time to do it in time for the cruise. Oh well that's the way it goes. Well I hope that it doesn't snow too much on you guys here in the winter world while we're gone. Just enuf to clean the air, right? auf wiedersehen!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New addition on slide show

Hello all! I have just added a hat to my slideshow. I tried to have Sophia model it, but she doesn't like to stay still. Oh well You can see the details of it in the picture of it on my couch and how it looks good on a child in the picture of Sophia. This hat was made for a boy, but I don't have a 9-18 month old boy at my house, Sophia looks good in blue anyway. Also this hat could easily be adjusted for an adult, maybe remove the pom-pom. Hope you like it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Slide Show

Hello Everyone I hope you are enjoying my slide show. I wasn't able to put the picture of the hat that first started the idea of selling my knits because the picture stunk! Hopefully soon I will finish my current project (a cute folk style hat) then I can start on Sophia's swim suit and I will post that as well.

My Brand Name

Okay I have been thinking about my label for my knitting and I think that EKO is good, but will not be my only label. I just can't be tied to organics as much as I want to knit in only organics for right now I have to be broader. So I was thinking also I might not just sell knits. I think I will start with something like... Millcreek Boutique or Emasue's Boutique, or I don't know. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Emily Knits Organic

Recently I have been designing my own knitting patterns, very exciting for me. It all started when my husband told his co-worker who had shaved her head for Locks of Love, that I would knit her a beenie. So I thought oh hats especially beenies are easy, I will just make it up. I wanted to practice my cabling so I did a cable rib, which turned out kinda cute ( I will post a picture). My husband was impressed by my speed and told me I should sell them and he will make me a website. Well I am a sucker for a compliment and I was inspired. So far I have designed a purse, a raglan sweater for my 1 year old Sophia, a pair of glove /mittens, & the hat of course. I will be attempting a swim suit for Sophia as well. I know all my patterns probably are in need of some tweaking, as I am just learning all of this. As I knit I think of the possibilities and what I could do with all of it. I want to knit my designs in organic yarn, I just want to do my part in keeping the earth clean and healthy to live in. So I was thinking for a label, Emily Knits Organic ie. EKO, like eco friendly only with a 'k'. I don't know it's just a thought and I probably won't be selling anything until fall so I can build up a line of something worth selling. Anyway tell me what you think!

A Train To Potevka, Review

I just finished reading a book that my Dad recommended, called A Train to Potevka by Mike Ramsdell. Altough it is a novel, in the fact that he had to change or not be specific in dates, names, and some certain details; it really is a true history of his experiences not only in the USSR during the early nineties, but also his experiences leading up to the life changing days spent in Potevka . A Train to Potevka, An American Spy in Russia is more than meets the eye. Mike Ramsdell's book is more than your typical spy novel of espionage, near misses and getaways. It is a story of realizing the importance of faith in our lives. Realizing that faith, in not just the hard times, but in our everyday life. No matter who rules the land where we live, what is inside us, faith, hope, and love, can not be truely be taken away! As Anne Frank said, "In spite of everything I still believe people are really good at heart."
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