Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's Live!!

This Blog has now been moved to www.temptedyarns.com please go check out the new pad.
Thank you
Bob and Stacy

I Have an Announcement!!!!

Tempted has finally invested in a professional Website!!! It will be the new home of the Tempted Blog. As soon as it goes live I will be posting an update.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Puppy ate my homework

OK, really I do love the puppies BUT.... they decided to play in the Cashmere/Merino! I didn't kill them but I did scream a little. OK so this is one way for me to get to keep one for myself. I have to admit I am really really looking forward to spinning this up. There are just not enough yummy words to describe how incredibly soft and and and wonderful it is. I will show you how it turns out.

Believe it or not I have been so incredibly busy. The Bono Kimono is really coming along well. I had an emergency project that had to be done and had to take a short break from it but I think I am back on track now. The Bono Kimono has really been a hit at Loops so much so that I have had to dye a bunch more glam for them and there will be another class on it this month.

To all my friends in Arkansas and Missouri I finally got the orders out to One City Market in Rogersville, MO and Little Bo Peep in Eureka Springs AR. Wow I can't tell you how excited and honored I am to have Tempted in these stores. Trust me if you are over that way go to these shops. They are the kind of places to spend hours knitting, talking and sipping tea with great friends in.

"Destiny Glam"
"Boudoir Glam"
"Caress Glam"
Just a few of the newest semi-solid Glam yarns from yours truely.

*****News Flash****
Tempted is in the process of having a little makeover, I can't wait to let you all in on all the updates!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Playing catch up

Scarlet O'Hara, Envision, and Elegance
I totally love these 3 colorways!! In fact the top one I am using for my 'Bono Kimono'. Which is really beginning to take shape, and I can't wait to wear it. I named it Scarlet O'Hara because it reminded me of a dress in 'Gone with the Wind'. The middle color is really a beautiful purple it is the purple that I had Envisioned. The bottom is a very nice eggplant color, one of those colors that is not very common or at least I haven't seen it around too much.

Introducing Terrie, the wonderful designer of the 'Bono Kimono'. She is holding a finished Bono in the 'Cherry Bomb' colorway. I think Terrie has done a wonderful job with this pattern, it is a very flattering jacket. Thanks Terrie!!

I even got to go to the Class and meet up with a lot of great women. Some I got to meet for the first time some have been blessed enough to have met before but I learned a lot about them all. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.
Jill is working with 'Foliage', I really can't wait to see how this will look when it's done!
Brunie is using 'Triple Shot' and Melissa and Ellen are using 'Gothique' and they are both looking great! It was so wonderful watching all the different yarns and seeing how they turn out. For all of you who asked about the pattern and when it would be ready, it's ready at Loops, and there is another class in September with Terrie too.
This is the progress I had made a week ago, I have gotten a little farther since then. Can't wait to see how Scarlet looks all made up. So I think I will go get to knitting.
Before I do I will share one completed project, Calm by Kim Hargreaves.
The puppies are doing great, I am still crying over Arwen and frequently calling one of them by her name but I things are getting closer to normal now. Thanks again you guys!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

I want to thank you all for all the compassionate and kind words. It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful friends I have as a result of knitting. You have been so kind and reassuring and I am very grateful. Not only have I gotten a lot of wonderful messages but have also had the opportunity to speak with some of you on the phone. Thanks Dru and LB!!

I am sure many of you can imagine what it was like to tell Emily about Arwen. She is 11 and was only 5 when Arwen became a part of our family so in a way they kinda grew up together. Arwen has always slept in Emily's room and has been her assurance that there are no Boogey men in the closet. She was my buddy all day and Emily's bodyguard at night (not to tough but she would bark). So after Arwen's passing Emily was as devastated as I was, so when she asked if we could find a new puppy I got right on it. Honestly I have to admit that I really didn't have the heart for it. The idea of going to look at a new puppy just didn't appeal to me at all. Emily's heart was breaking and all I could do was try to find a way to mend it a little. I agreed to take her to see puppies the next morning and yes I let her skip school, we both knew that she would only have spent the day crying anyway.

The next morning dawned and I woke up when I thought I heard Arwen bark. That kicked off my first spell of crying that morning. I got on the computer and saw that LB had been on and I knew she of all people would understand what I was feeling (I know that many of you would have also now). Druanna had been my shoulder the night before (Thank YOU) and now I called LB. She listened to me cry and talk about all I was missing and how awful my last 3 weeks had been. After I had cried and talked she said "Arwen will send you a new puppy to help you heal, and she will probably climb right up on your shoulders just like Arwen always did". Sorry LB but I really didn't take that to heart and thought it would never ever happen.

Soon it was time for Emily and I to leave and take the 2 hour drive to look at puppies. Two hours thinking and talking about Arwen. We shared many tears, talked about what a wonderful dog she was and how we will always miss her. Told each other stories about Arwen that we hadn't shared with each other before. We laughed, cried and just talked, one of those times I will never forget.

Originally we were supposed to be looking at 4 puppies but 2 had already gone to homes so there were only two left. When we first saw the puppies of course Emily was beside herself with excitement. She made her choice very quickly and 'Bella' was in her arms and and nuzzling against her neck within seconds, very fast friends. Bella's tail was wagging and Emily had a huge smile on her face. We put the other puppy back in it's cage and she immediately began to cry, I just had to get her back out. I took her and sat down in the car while I filled out some paperwork. Within seconds she had climbed up to my shoulder and settled herself down right around my neck JUST like Arwen had always done. I immediately began to cry....again. It was just like LB had said, I couldn't believe it, this little white puffball had gotten right into my heart with a wag of her tail and a simple snuggle around my neck. I called my poor husband with tears streaming down my face and told him how Emily had picked the Bella but this little girl had picked me. Poor guy not only had he lost his pet too but now here I was blubbering on the phone about getting 2 puppies, dirty pool my Dad told me later. It really wasn't at all fair to him, thank goodness he loves me so much.


Introducing Bella and Rosie. They are a real joy to have in the house and Rosie is very much like my Arwen. She loves to ride on my shoulders and is quickly becoming my shadow. They are both very happy and loving little girls. Although I truly did not think I was ready for a puppy I am very happy that I have them.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Loss

I am sad to say that Arwen has passed.
There is so much to say about her and her affect on my life.
She was a gift from my husband. We got her when I was dealing with a very difficult time with Arthritis. She would sit and cuddle with me when I would feel my worst. She brought me a lot of joy and happiness over the last 6 years and there will never be another like her. I don't know how she always knew when I needed her the most, but she always did and never let me down.
I will miss her very very much.

Thank you all for all the kind words and encouragement.
Stacy

Arwen Evenstar
November 28th 2002 - August 26 2008