Category Archives: Life in General

“Buying a house” sale!

Soooo, we found a house!  YIPPEEE!!  It’s in Staten Island, NY.  We love it.  Pictures will be coming soon.  In the meantime, we’re hussling to get funds together as it’s a bit pricier than we anticipated.  If you would like to help a sista out, I have mega stuff for destash (we’ll also have some soaps for sale soon so be on the lookout for those, maybe in the next two weeks).

All prices include shipping in the continental US.  Contact me at if you’re interested.

Books for sale:

  • Knitting Pattern-A-Day Calendar, 2006 – $7
  • Monkeysuits – $10
  • Stitch n Bitch Nation (signed copy) – $15
  • Knit 2 Together – $14
  • Knitorama (Signed copy) – $17
  • Quick Knits to Wear – $8
  • Wrapped in Comfort – Knitted Lace Shawls – $15


Briar Rose Fibers Grace, Merino/Bamboo/Nylon, fingering weight, 575 yds – $35

Creatively Dyed Hilo, Merino, DK weight – 435 yds – $15

Dream in Color Classy, color: Giant Peach, Superwash merino, worsted weight, 3 skeins (total of 750 yds) – $47

GGH Velour, microfiber, aran weight, 10 skeins (total of 630 yds) – $20

Himalayan Handspun, wool/silk, worsted weight, 175 yds – $15

Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Color 4-ply, superwash wool/nylon, fingering, 2 skeins (460 yds total) – $14

Cone of pima cotton, sport weight, 850 yds – $15

Schaefer Yarn Company Anne, colorway: Eleanor Roosevelt, wool/mohair/nylon, fingering weight, 2 skeins (1120 yds total) – $45

Schaefer Yarn Company Heather, colorway: Georgia O’Keefe, merino/silk/nylon, fingering weight, 2 skeins (800 yds total) – $55

A Wonderful Message

I got this email today on the heels of a bad evening dealing with issues with my landlord. And, while I’m not overly religious, I do believe SOMEONE watches over us all, therefore, this email has perfect timing.

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, “God! How could you do this to me?” Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

The Moral of This Story:
It’s easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.

A perfect Rosi G. weekend

Before I even start on my weekend, I want to thank all of you for the lovely comments on my Mi Escuelita Knitty pattern.  I’m glad you all like it so much and YES, due to popular demand, I will be creating an adult version.  :o)

So, with all of the stress in my life lately, I decided I needed to spend time with a few people I’ve been neglecting:  Me, Myself and I.  Having been convinced by several people to take some time to be alone and just hang out and chill, I took off upstate on Friday afternoon.  I have spent the weekend in a LOVELY home very generously offered to me by a good friend.  Friday was wonderful to just drive around, have dinner, knit knit knit, watch my soaps, drink wine.  Just fantastic.  No kids yelling and running, no dog barking, complete silence.  Ahhhhh!  I started the first of a pair of Glows Gloves and was able to get through the cuff by Saturday morning.

Glows Gloves 1

Next, I grabbed my bag and camera and went off to meet Maven at Katonah Yarn in Katonah, NY.  It was a beaaaautiful afternoon.  Lovely fall-like weather.  Perfect day to meet up.  Here I am in front of this adorable storefront.

Katonah Yarns with Maven08

Isn’t it cute??    And here’s Maven:

Katonah Yarns with Maven01

Isn’t SHE cute??  Well, not only is she cute but we hit it off in person even BETTER than we had online.  We’ve been in contact for quite a while online and I cannot begin to express how good a day I’ve spent with her today.  We laughed, we talked non-stop, we shopped, we ate.  We spent 6 hours together and if it wasn’t for the fact that I had to drive an hour to get back, I would’ve probably stood longer (if Maven would’ve wanted to of course!).  We just had a really fantastic time.  Thanks again for coming out to meet with me, sweets!  Love ya!

Katonah Yarns with Maven06

The shopping?  Oh, yeah.  Well we walked into the store and saw this:

Katonah Yarn

I was completely in heaven.  We spent TWO HOURS at the shop browsing, sitting, browsing, chatting, browsing, flipping through books, chatting…well, you get the picture.  The store is absolutely wonderful and has sooooo much stuff (well, duh, look at those pictures!).  The two ladies that were working there were sooo friendly and sweet.  They allowed us to just chill there and would chime in sometimes in our conversations about this project or that button or this yarn.  It was just a GREAT experience.  If you’re ever in the area, you MUST stop by!!  I scored 4 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport from the 50% off bin (!) for holiday gifts, the new Debbie Bliss mag, some notions I needed, some 4″ Hiya Hiya dpns, and some Shepherd Bulky to make Quincy, from Brooklyn Tweed’s new book, Made in Brooklyn.


We finally left and went to eat next door at a grill.  We had some really good food after which we ordered coffee.  So, here comes the waitress, sets down Maven’s cup o’ joe and then, after she sets my cup down, she knocks it over – right in my lap and off the table, onto and INTO my new black Namaste Hermosa bag!!!!  O.O  MY NEW FREAKIN BAG – THAT CRISTI GAVE ME FOR MY BDAY A COUPLA WEEKS AGO  (I LOVE IT THANKS AGAIN BABE LOVE YA)!!!  AAAAAAARGH!    oh.  em.  geeeeee.   If it wasn’t for the fact that Maven and I had had SUUUUUCH a good time and I was totally relaxed, I would’ve probably tore that chic a new hole to poop out of, especially since she’d been rude to us since we WALKED IN.  I had to empty out the bag and wipe everything down.  The lining was soaked but it’s ok now after cleaning it off with seltzer water brought to me by one of the waitresses.  Luckily, my stuff was ok and even better, our food was on the house.  Well, damn right it should’ve been!!!  Shoot.  LOL

All in all, this weekend has been immensely helpful for my peace of mind and I’ve had a GREAT time just chilling alone.  Tomorrow I head back home around noon.  Back to the real world.  But I miss my kids and Tano so I look forward to going home.

Don’t I look relaxed??  😀  G’nite everybody!

Rosi G