Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Opening Day!

For the past 4 years my son has played baseball in the local community league (GYAC). Last year he was part of an informal all-star team that took on the girls' softball all-stars. The game was fantastic, and I was so moved and impressed with the girls. They played hard, and they played well. It made me so happy to see girls with an outlet to be active and competent and powerful.

Anyway, a germ of an idea was born - we had joked about me sponsoring Gus's team and how embarrassing that would be. But what if I sponsored a girls' team? Well, I called the commissioner and filled out the forms and the result was seeing this lovely lady on Saturday:

I almost burst into crazy-lady tears when I saw her. I'm so proud of my girls! May they grow up to be strong and powerful women!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gansey Giveaway!

First of all, a grateful shout-out to The Tangled Web (I'm talking about you, Mary and Annie!) for all their support for the Momogus Trunk Show last week! It was a great evening - we had about 40 people - it was really touching! Love you crazy knitters!!

Second of all, welcome to following stores: The Needlesmith in Grand Haven, Michigan, Adirondack Yarns in Lake Placid, New York, and Slip Knot in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. If you're in the neighborhood of any of these fine yarn stores, pop in and give them some love. We have to support our local yarn stores, folks, or they'll all disappear!

The Ganseys are all done and will be up on Ravelry ("Momogus") and Etsy ("Momogusknits") by the end of the day, if you need to buy one RIGHT NOW (you do, don't you?????) and will be up on the website by this weekend, maybe, depending on how much I can flog my dear webmaster. In the meantime, if you email me through the contact form on the website, I will send you the American Girl Chestnut Hill Gansey and Hat pattern FREE FREE FREE!

It's adorable! And quick! (Boy, I thought baby sweaters knit up fast - doll sweaters are done in 2 minutes!) And it matches the Child's Gansey! You must know some deserving little girl who would like one of these:

These will only be available for free for a limited time, so contact me now!