Thursday, April 21, 2011

Calorie Free Day!

I declare today to be calorie free! Today is my birthday and for the past 2 months I have been very conscious and careful of what I eat. I have been exercising lots and drnking lots of water. I have lost 16 pounds. (Although I should mention I have lost 70 since Patrick was born since it`s WAY more impressive). I have earned today and feel no guilt!
Today I am going to have French Toast with syrup and sausaged for breakfast from my favourite restaurant. I am going to spin and knit all day and watch all my favourite movies. This evening after going out for dinner with my family I am going to go to a tattoo show and then go to karaoke.
In short, I am going to act like a spoiled teenager and do all the things that I want to do and not feel guilty about it!
Hooray for today!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Busy Busy Like a Spring Bee!

Things have been extremely busy at both Chateau electrictree. Mother electrictree has been busy working on some amazing new displays for fibre shows and fantastic new patterns! Our last electrictree pattern is the most popular yet and to date has a gratifying 73 hearts on Ravelry!!! We are just tickled (the actual motion is probably more like jumping up and down, high-fiving, fist-pumping, and yelling "YEAH!").

A few new patterns are in the works such as a sock version of the electrictree winter gloves.

A new shawlette in our delightful earthly yarn will be out soon!

And the very strange eurkaryotes pattern should be out late this week, early next in our fun new 100% soy tape yarn!

The dye pots have been burbling away. We had a huge shipment come in last week of soy tape, baby camel, sock yarn, and mink (yes like mink coats, it is so soft it is amazing!)

Here is a photo of some camel yarn and mink yarn spooning in the sun.

Soon there will be another shipment of our already popular ephemeral, expansive and entwine to dye.
We are expanding our line to include spinning fibre, Merino and BFL hand dyed top will soon be available!
In addition I have been practicing for this month Burlesque show! My stage name is Lizzie Borden (yes, like the turn of the century crazy-lady aze murderer,) this show I am singing I'm Tired by Madeline Kahn from Blazing Saddles. If you've never heard it, it's a hoot! Check it out on youtube here. I've made a few changes to it, like nixing the soldier singers and I don't sing with a Bavarian accent. I considered hamming it up like Madeline Kahn but figured that anyone who hasn't seen the movie might not get that it's a joke and that I don't really suck at singing-I have my pride too y'know.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Pattern!

electrictree fingerless winter gloves!

We have a fantastic new pattern available for download via Ravelry. If you aren't already on Ravelry and you indulge in the fibre arts, you really need to join! Over 40,000 patterns are available, of which nearly half are free! You can look at projects and see what kind of yarns other people used with projects and what they have to say about it.
Our new pattern has been up for 3 and a half hours and already has 25 hearts! Hooray!
Check it out here.