Saturday, May 26, 2007

Laura Irwin in Portland Tribune

We're so proud of the coming success of Laura's book. It looks like we're not the only ones. Soon you'll be able to knit your own fabulous and "precious" accessories.

Congrats Laura on your new-found stardom...

Check out the article in the Portland Tribune.

Monday, May 21, 2007

A New Direction for Lint

In case you haven't heard, Lint is up for sale. I'm ready to focus my energy on more important things and hand over this amazing place to someone who is able to take it forward and make it something even greater than it already is. This has been a long and difficult decision for me, but the current challenges of life have overwhelmed my ability to be a good business owner. Don't worry, I won't disappear. I'm actually looking forward to being on the other side of the counter for a change. So bear with me during this process of finding a buyer and switching over things. We'll be closing for a couple of days soon to do inventory and maybe a couple more after that, so watch your email and this blog for more info. And thanks in advance for being so wonderful to me...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bijou's Berry Hats

Here is a sweet treat to tempt all you baby and kid knitters! These little fruit hats are quick and easy and a joy to see on your little tot! There are two workshops if you would like to learn and a pattern available as well!
Sunday, June 24th from 1-4
Sunday, July 22nd from 1-4

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Sweetest Gift

I feel deeply blessed and lucky right now. Today I received the sweetest gift from a local vendor and friend, Trish Anderson. This is the most amazing skein of handspun cashmere/silk by Tanglewood Fiber Creations. I was coveting this yarn during the TKG shop hop and here it is in my hands. It's true, my yarn stash is all non-salvagable (toast), but this is an incredible start to a new one. My eyes fill with tears as I feel the love from Trish and the rest of you, my customers, friends and family. Thanks you so much for all of your kind words and gestures. So far Peter, Charlie and I are still homeless, but not destitute. We'll be staying in temporary housing until we can get a home of our own. All I can say is, if you don't have renter's insurance, get it. Today. A measly 18 bucks a month has saved us from a world of heartache. XoXo -M

Saturday, May 05, 2007

More Fire Pics

Not a whole lot to say...
Yarn, Knitting and a Handmade Baby Quilt.
Charlie's Room.

Friday, May 04, 2007


So many of you already know, but I thought I'd post a little information for the rest. Late Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning a fire broke out in my home. I smelled smoke just after 2 am and grabbed the baby and my husband and headed for the door. What I thought was a small porch fire turned out to be what the fire-fighters called "a very challenging house-fire."
The fire raged till dawn and when it was all over, the entire front bedroom uptairs was gutted. We're all okay, and remarkably, so is most of our stuff. (Except for a lot of smoke damage.) Aside from being homeless, we are very fortunate people. I have a new-found respect for the profound power of fire, and the love of my community. Here's some pictures. You can see the real damage when I get the disk from my neighbors camera.

What a difference a day makes... Believe it or not this is a ball of rainbow Naturwolle.

And this is Charlie's Crib.Our Front Porch.
The House as it looks now.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Who's Your Dancer Updated

Here it is...the photo for the Who's Your Dancer series. Notice anything different? Totally edited, but great red wall shot! You might see the posters around town for the Oregon Ballet Theater. Yay for boy knitters!

Natural Focus

We finally received the rest of our Ecologie Cotton... 6 soft and beautiful shades of pima cotton dyed naturally. I think it would be so perfect for baby stuff or a super soft summer sweater.
20sts = 4" on #6 needles. 110 yds / 50gm. Yummy!