Hello 2018

Dear Friends,

Hope everyone had a safe, happy, and healthy New Year and ringed in 2018.  The Prock family had a wonderful New Year at home Sunday and Monday.  With the new year and our business back home, we’re looking forward to new possibilities, trying new things, and making a home studio for friends and family.  Winter 2017-2018 has been filled with snow and bitter cold.  Going outside and doing anything has been almost virtually impossible.  Warming up the car is okay, but just going out in the cold is not fun. Found this cute photo frame on Facebook and wanted to share.  See what happens with Lauren Prock and Sow’s Ear Studio in the year 2018.




Christmas 2017 In Troy, New York

Happy Holidays near and far and for those who are no longer with us, the Prock family did a family tradition.  Alternating Christmas with mom’s cousin Deb from her house to our house has been a tradition ever since I can remember.  The last couple of years we’ve spent Christmas with Deb because mom has had a few surgeries and with moving Sow’s Ear Studio back home.  Nice food, conversation, laughter on Christmas.  I love taking pictures of the Christmas trees, Santa Claus, food, and sometimes us.  This lovely Christmas tree was taken in the living room.

Of course no Christmas is complete without some snow.  A beautiful white Christmas.  I personally am sick and tired of snow and would rather be on the beach, but I’m blessed with what I’ve have.  Five inches of snow, and I feel more on the way.  I’m thinking of the fact that this is the first winter without not having to shovel home and the shop.  Further more, I’m looking forward to not having to pay to have the parking lot at the shop plowed.  Just dealing with shoveling at home.  Now that Sow’s Ear Studio is back home for good.  See our new studio come alive at home along with Rosemary’s new Etsy shop.  Sow’s Ear Studio’s Etsy shop won’t be open until after the first of the year.

From the Prock family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Hello 2017

Happy New Year friends of Where’s*The*Yarn? and Sow’s Ear Studio.  With 2016 past and 2017 beginning, I think that 2017 will be a great year filled with new goals, dreams, and turning some of those dreams into reality.  With Rosemary doing painted furniture full time, getting her Etsy shop up and running, recovering from surgery, and looking forward to coming back to Sow’s Ear Studio.

Lauren has been busy as a beaver working on new projects, running the shop, and researching about more decorative crochet items, Lauren will be having some new, handmade items on her Etsy shop within the next couple of weeks.  See the rest of Sow’s Ear Studio come alive with Rosemary out and when Rosemary comes back from recovery.  See more items come to life with Where’sTheYarn?

Photo Of The Day: I-Phone Wallpaper Tropical Getaway

Not a fan of the winter, not a fan of the cold, considering my business is crochet. Crocheting is suppose to warm people up in the winter with scarves, blankets, fingerless gloves, and much more.

This weekend is suppose to be bitter temperature wise. Wanting warm weather in spite of the fact that Upstate New York is not warm year round, I’m working on some new bohemian things that are made for the cold and people who love winter and all it’s glory. I just completed a bohemian blanket for my bed at home and photos of this piece will be revealed this weekend.

I like looking at tropical themed pictures, dreaming of Key West, Florida, and wanting to eventually take a trip to Key West and possibly start a business during the winter. With looking at these photographs, the colors inspire me with my crocheting and polymer clay artwork. See more photos of my work and tropical I-phone photos soon.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Homemade Dunkaccino

Make the classic coffee and hot chocolate combination from Dunkin Donuts in the comfort of your own home with this simple recipe that I created this morning (December 20th, 2016).

1 cup of coffee.

2 tablespoons of instant hot cocoa.

International Delight Cold Stone Creamery, Sweet Cream.

*If you don’t have International Delight, half and half will do.

Pour your cup of coffee in your favorite coffee mug, add two tablespoons of hot cocoa, and add International Delight Sweet Cream.  Mix these ingredients together and enjoy your coffee treat.

Makes a great treat for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Adirondack Log


I love the Bolton Landing and Lake George in the heart of the Adirondacks.  One of my favorite restaurants in the Adirondacks is The Log Jam Restaurant.  This is my all time favorite dessert from the restaurant.  This recipe is easy and requires no cooking.

2 Cooked Brownies.

2 Scoops Of Vanilla Ice Cream.

Hot Fudge On The Top Of The Vanilla Ice Cream.

Whip Cream On Top Of The Hot Fudge.

Cherry On Top.

On a dinner plate, add two cooked brownies, ice cream, hot fudge, whip cream, and cherry on top.  Enjoy anytime after dinner.

Photo Of The Day: I-Phone Wallpaper Beach Scene

Everyone says that winter 2016-2017 in Upstate New York hasn’t been all that bad with snow and messy weather.  Well I’m still not a fan of the cold weather.  Starting my car and letting my car sit for a few minutes to warm up, dressing in layers, and feeling like I want to hibernate in my home for six months.  The Prock family is not a fan of winter and all that comes with it.

For the last week it’s been bitter cold with a few flurries here and there.  The sun has been coming out a little here and there, but to me, it feels gloomy. Here’s yet a second tropical scene photo from an I-phone wallpaper app that I have on my phone.  In realty, I know it’s winter, in the back of my mind, I’d rather be in Key West, Florida.  The idea of not having to dress in layers and wearing a jacket is my kind of weather.  I picked this photograph because it’s filled with color, water, a beach, and a palm tree.  Anything but gloomy, cold weather.

Diaper Drive Benefiting SICM Is Still Taking Place. Drop Off Diapers And Baby Goods At Sow’s Ear Studio.

With Our Lovely Weather And Getting Over A Cold, I’ve Got A Couple Of Words

New Listings On My Etsy Shop

Click On Photo

New On Etsy


Descriptions for handmade crocheted scarves on http://www.etsy.com/shop/lmprock.  Just a friendly reminder that my Black Friday Sale ends on December 16th, 2016 and that is also the final day that I will shipping all Christmas items to the places they need to go.

Once items are sold, designs aren’t repeated again due to the fact that all items in my shop are unique, handcrafted, and one of a kind. More items are rolling in my Etsy created from Sow’s Ear Studio and at home.

With mom going in Tuesday December 6th, 2016, I will be working on some scarves while waiting for mom to get out of surgery.  See me working on these lovely creations in the waiting room on Tuesday.

New On Etsy



Black Friday Sale On Etsy

With Thanksgiving around the corner and Black Friday right after, Where’s The Yarn is having a Black Friday Sale from November 25 2016-December 16th, 2016.  Sale begins at 6:00a.m. on Black Friday and ends at 11:00p.m. on the 16th of December. 5% off all items in my shop and free shipping.  Christmas shipping ends on December 16th, 2016, so all holiday items will get to destinations on time.

New items will also be added to my Etsy shop with a 5% off discount. Items include scarves, fingerless gloves, brooches, crochet hooks, ornaments, and more.  Dealing with mom’s doctor appointments and upcoming hip surgery, I’m working in the doctor’s offices, Sow’s Ear Studio, and home. Photographs, prices, and descriptions will be placed on Etsy this Saturday.  With seven sales on my Etsy shop in the last couple of weeks, it’s time to replenish my shop with new items.

Sow’s Ear Studio will be closed on Black Friday, but stop in and say hello to Rosemary and Lauren on Small Business Saturday, which takes place the day after Black Friday.  If you live in Schenectady, stop by Sow’s Ear Studio on Small Business Saturday.  I will also be creating an event on Etsy so shoppers can stop by Sow’s Ear Studio.  Thanksgiving dinner will be at Galway Lake with my Aunt Cindy, Uncle Larry, and cousins.  Stay tuned for some great nature photos, family photos, and dinner.