Monday, February 18, 2008

BrainsBarn news...published again :)

This is our 6th time in a magazine but the 1st one for a Knitting issue. It seems custom eye candy is alive and seen in Knit N Style- April, 2008 issue- out now.
We had a sellout on the website...but there is more on the way...
A sample of very fancy custom Knitting Needles... eye candy!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

CGOA Masters in Basic's ready

OK...the above 2 notebooks represent a lot of work. I just finished printing off the questions/answers and it's all ready to be put in the mail on Tuesday. Wow! I really feel that I've accomplished something. Who knew I'd be interested in the proficiency of my crochet work? Well, it seems I am AND someone else wants to know about it. Wish me luck! I'm keeping fingers crossed XXXXXXX.
For more about what is expected for the Master in Basic Stitches and for more correspondence courses offered to CGOA members, go here:

Saturday, February 16, 2008

BrainsBarn news...

No matter how many times it happens, it's always a thrill to see one's work showcased in a magazine. :) We know how pattern designers feel!
This is the 5th time we've been asked for pictures, but the first time we're in a non-crochet issue... At Home Tennessee, February 2008. Picture can be seen on page 46 in the Style section.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Display Stand is in use already...

This is what I really wanted this second stand for...a hat display. Now that I see it I'll have to seek out another "head". This one has been "pugged" at the neck. The camouflage skullys sell out at the fairs. The above is one of many I've finished since January!
The stand also doubles as a thread holder. Can't beat that!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine Day!!

What a nice surprise!

A beautiful heart box of red suede with swirled ribbon flowers- filled with Godiva chocolates...well, there's still SOME of it in there. Don't you think chocolate should be a food group?? I do!...and I treat it as such.

Then there is a fish head coffee cup with chocolates for Brian. Why? when he doesn't even have time to fish?? Because it says on the side "I'm Hooked on You". I had to laugh when I saw that because it doesn't mean fishing to me. No...hooked on you means crochet hooks of course. So there's a new display item for some BB crochet hooks!

And last is the real surprise. I had "ordered" a thread holder/display stand (for my hats) from BB and received more than I thought...engraved from him and our grandaughter. Yes, she helped in making this (she loves to work with him out in the barn).

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Stitch of the Week at the CGOA Message Board...part 3

I'm not doing so good in keeping up the blog...but of course I have excuses! :)

Life happens; holidays came up; but most of all it was showtime. Hubby, (aka BrainsBarn) and I did a show a month from September through December. That may not seem like much but, as you know, for handcrafted items it is...
I was also busy with my local KnitWit group and the last quarter of the year we are the busiest in getting items made and ready for donation.

Even so I did manage to do 6 more Stitch of the Week items. Will I finish all 21? Don't know...but they are fun to do and I have 12 dishcloths/washcloths so far :)