Blue Ponchos and Joe

knit ponch
Hand knit poncho in colonial blue photographed outside our log home in The White Mountains of NH.

Joe is my best friend. He supports me in everything I do every step of the way. Meeting him was one of the greatest things to ever happen to me. He supports and encourages me in my essential oils journey and in my knitting journey. He sees me trying to keep up with my full time teaching job as well as my two part time jobs that often take up most of my time in the evenings. He never complains. He cheers me on. He tells me he feels bad for me that I am always working. He loves me for it anyway. He knows I have big goals. He believes in me and that is what matters most. He is my rock. He is the one I know I can always count on. He hears me say out loud, “I will be successful enough to someday work from home.” He hears me talk about my love of essential oils and the Young Living business every. single. day. He uses the oils, he uses his diffusers, he tells his friends about the oils and his friends buy the oils and the diffusers. He wants nothing but the best for me and he knows that by working really, really hard right now, I WILL accomplish my goals. My knitting shop is growing in popularity, views, and sales every day. It’s exciting to see it all falling into place but my to-do list is a mile long and my free time is scarce. I just know in my heart that 2016 is going to be our year. It feels like good things are coming our way. I have faith and I have Joe.


Yesterday's photo shoot of The Windham Poncho available now.
Yesterday’s photo shoot of The Windham Poncho available now.

Happy Autumn!!!

I’ve been knitting up a storm and writing knitting and crocheting patterns like a mad woman!!!  This crisp, cool Autumn weather has me wearing my wrist warmers, raking leaves, and sipping on pumpkin spiced coffee- yum!!!!! Here are a few pictures of my newest items. The photo shoot will be later today, but I took some quick shots with my IPhone so you could have a little peek.

The Dover infinity cowl

The North Hampton Triangle Cowl

Have a great weekend everyone!!The Berlin scarf

Go Ahead- Take it Out on Me

Go ahead and take it out on me. I can take it. When life tries to drag you down and people let you down and it all seems so hard, I just pick up my knitting needles and start click clacking. Knitting calms me down, centers my mind, and makes me feel good. I wonder what would happen if everyone in the whole wide world learned how to knit. World peace? Hmmmmm…….  Anyway, today I listed a new knitting pattern and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. What do you think? What color would you like to see the next one in? I’ll also be selling the finished ponchos. Buy the pattern here.

The Windham Poncho



Busy as a Bee

Joe and I were quite busy today photographing all the new pieces to add to The Autumn Acorn shop on Etsy. This is such a time consuming part of owning my own business.We all know it’s the photographs that typically sell an item so it’s really important to me to have the best photos possible. I’m so grateful that we have such a beautiful backdrop for taking photos. IMG_2362 IMG_2196 IMG_2406Here is a little sneak peak. Check back here to see much more!

Giant Mega Extreme Knitting Crush

giant blanket knittingWell, I did it! I finished my very first giant, mega, extreme knitting project. I made those huge PVC pipe knitting needles I talked about earlier and I knit a very large merino wool top roving blanket. It was no easy feat. I was using muscles I didn’t even know I had and I even broke out in a sweat. It actually felt like exercise… a decent work out. I’m pretty satisfied with the final results. In fact, I’ve decided I enjoyed knitting the blanket enough so I could sell these conversation pieces. The first photo I put on Facebook got a lot of attention and there were several doubters who thought my picture was photo shopped. I assured them that it really was me in that bed knitting with giant knitting needles are wool!! I still have a lot to learn. I was told I would get a king sized blanket out of 10 pounds of wool but I only got half that size. I’m thinking that maybe I should have divided the wool into two sections to get twice the blanket. I’m definitely going to try that with the next blanket and I’ll let you know how it goes.  In the meantime, click here to order the blanket in several different sizes.giant blanket7 giant blanket6 giant blanket3 giant blanket                                       The Hampton Beach Giant Wool Roving Blanket in cream

I Am Going to Die

It’s true. I am going to die. Someday, I will no longer be alive. I have been breathing for 51.3 years and every second that goes by, I get older. I believe in taking risks. I’ve taken many of them and I’ve failed. A lot. Choosing to work from home is a risky venture. I’m not getting any younger.

I’ve decided that I’m going to work harder on having my own business than anything else  I have ever done. I’m going to put in 80 hours a week if I have to. I’m going to give it my all. You have no idea how excited I am about this. I believe in myself. Isn’t it great to be alive!!!!!

two tone garter st neckwarmer