|University of Connecticut's Agi Center|
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ah, this brings back memories of my college days at the University of Connecticut where I spent more time visiting the barns (it's an agricultural school among other things) than in the library. Spring was the best time with all the lambies being born. In the evening, the babies would be all tucked in with clean hay and soft glow lights in their pens surrounded by their siblings with mom planted securely in the middle of them all. It was a quiet and most peaceful nursery. My roommate made such fun of me. Where's Suze, people would ask. She's down talking to the sheep. Ha Ha. One night I absolutely insisted that she join me on my evening rounds. I wanted her to understand and bless her heart, she did. She was entranced and finely understood the pleasure of being in a hay-strewn barn at dusk with well-cared for animals breathing lightly on full stomachs, nodding off to sleep. There's just something about that.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I don't know how Blue Sky does it. Twice a year they come out with new colors, new patterns and oftentimes new yarn. Their marketing and packaging are extraordinary. They just added 3 colors to Extra, a luxury yarn we debuted at last year's yarn crawl. They are: Canyon, Mist, and Ocean. When I sprung these yarn samples from the muslin bag, I gasped and said ....ohhhhhh! You will too when you see them! We'll have them in for our San Diego Yarn Crawl which starts September 17-20. It's a Don't Miss!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
From Debbie Stoller, the author of Stitch N' Bitch, who knows what Summer is all about! We've got some beautiful Worsted Cotton by Blue Sky Alpaca that makes the most beautiful baby blankets. It's organic, incredibly soft, and has a worsted weight gauge (rather unusual for cotton) so it works up faster than most. Check out the their incredible color palette which has grown more beautiful with the years!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Arcoiris, the pattern shown here designed specifically to showcase Jilly's dreamy colors and soft texture. Our shipment left the warehouse last week and I'll be waiting in the window for the UPS delivery hoping for its arrival. Can't wait to get my hands on it! You know I will let you know!
Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Happy May 1st! As I was sitting here contemplating the new month, I wondered how Mayday became the universal distress call that it is. Bottom line? It's from the french word for "help me". And here's the detailed explanation!