What does a girl say when she’s been away from her bloggie for an unprecedented 2 weeks??? Does she say life has been chaotic and she just couldn’t grab the extra few minutes to pop onto her computer with all pics at the ready and chat a while with you? Does she say that her daughters have been monopolizing all available computer time with their online schooling and homework? Does she say that she’s been so busy knitting up a storm that there has not been a moment to spare to even collect her thoughts, let alone coherently write about them here? Does she say that she’s been jet-setting across state lines and meeting interesting and exciting people, while working on a heretofore top-secret loomy project?
Well…I could really take my pick of the above, as they’re all true! 🙂
As I won’t bore you with the hum drum details of fighting over the computer with my girlies, and the every day pressing matter of trying to unpack bits of my life from the boxes in which they have been hiding ever since our move last month…I’ll get right onto the more juicy tidbits of what I’ve been doing while I was away…sound good to you?
Well…The most exciting piece of news is that I’ve been involved in a project for Provo Crafts! They’re in the process of polishing up their promotions for the Knifty Knitter Looms, and the first stage of that is a brand new world-wide (gulp!) infomercial…of which yours truly got to participate in! I know…crazy, right?? The best part of this whole deal is that I got to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to meet and work with our own Isela Phelps, who is also a part of this new promotion. Super splenderific, right?! 😀 The other best part: since we were there, not a half hour from another loomy favorite, we planned to get together with the very sweet Jenny Stark (Guppy Girl!) and her hubby for dinner after the taping was complete. It was one of the most enjoyable times I’ve ever had…both ladies are everything I’d hoped they would be and more so! It’s really quite amazing to meet people who you’ve only known long distance, and when you’re finally face to face, it doesn’t seem like it’s the first time…that’s when you know you’re true Kindred Spirits. 🙂
The infomercial is set to be shown the first of December, so be watching for it! I didn’t get much sleep the night before, as I had to get up at 3am to catch the plane… long story, lol… SO, if you notice that I’m all puffy and red-eyed, and can’t string a coherent thought together, this would be why, lol! 😉
Isela, on the other hand, was both professional and stunning… flashing the camera and everyone around with her amazing mega-watt smile! 😀 It was truly a pleasure to get to hang with her for the day.
The infomercial will be jam-packed with loomy goodies from several designers including: Shannon Erling, Anne Bipes, Isela, and myself. Many of these I’m sure you’ll be able to recognize, so keep your eyes peeled for your favorite projects! It was so fun getting to see so many models sporting our pieces and strutting their stuff in front of the camera…what a surreal experience!
RUFF-les & Stripes Doggie Set!
hehehe…I’m not that great in hats, just wanted to let you get a look at what the shaping looks like while wearing. 😉
Okay… I have to say that I love these Half Fingered Gloves (pattern by Karen Gielen) and the colors they’re made in. I pretty much always find excuses to wear them, lol! They’ve been laundered, blocked and shaved numerous times, and still look great! (Thanks, Karen!) When the producers needed a basic scarf for the infomercial, I just knew that now was the time to give my favorite snuggies a buddy. So, onto my looms went the same yarn, and soon I had this marvelously stripey scarf… L-O-V-E it! I have a new thing to find excuses to wear now, lol (in fact I’m wearing it now! 😉 ) The colors just make me so happy and calm and at peace with everything…and this is a very good thing.
Well…There is still one more piece to the puzzle before the complete mystery is revealed (well…there might still possibly be a couple in the works…we’ll see & I’ll be sure and let you know). This will entail another trip on a plane and another visit with my wonderful best loomy buds ever…BIG SMILE from me! 😀
She’s every bit as fun and lively as she is online!
She loves to eat! It’s amazing that as tiny as she is, how healthy her appetite can be, lol.
She’s very good at meeting people and being warm and open with them… she was friends with everyone on the set before the day was done.
She has a wonderful, quirky sense of humor! 😉
After the next phase of the project, I’ll be able to give you 5 things I learned about Miss Jennifer Stark…something to really look forward to! 😀
One last thing: Happy Halloween, everybody! I hope you’re all ready for trick-or-treating and pumpkin’ carving fun… I just love this time of year! I also wanted to remind you that you can find a Wooly Felted Pumpkin pattern here at the site, just itching to be worked up on your looms…it’s quick and easy and something that’s great to display clear through Thanksgiving! Spencer the Spider is one you’ll be able to whip up in a quick jiffy to add to your Halloween decor, or a last-minute touch to your costume…he can be made in about a half hour, tops!
So what are you waiting for? Happy Haunting!