And There’s Knitting

When the cat isn’t on my lap, there really is knitting.

Right now I’m working on an Eris shawl. It went to Vegas last month but I never took it out of the suitcase. Just knowing knitting is nearby is a comfort, sometimes.

After some frustrating winding woes, these are the 3 colors. They’re all┬áMalabrigo Sock yarn.

photo (6)Lettuce (green), Cordovan (brown) and Tizano Red (umm…red)

I started off strong

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and then tried to count stitches while having a conversation

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and went from 160 stitches to 50. I kept my wits about me and forged ahead

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being sure to put a marker on the right side (don’t ask why I needed one – we’re not going there), and now I’m up to the second color

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You didn’t think this would be an exciting post, did you? Well, I guess you were wrong. (Unless you follow me on Twitter and Instagram…then you were there during the good and bad times, right from the start.)

At this rate, this will be the knitting that I’m taking to Stitches South. With any luck, it will make it out of the suitcase and get to mingle with some fancy, schmancy yarn. If nothing else, it will be traveling home with some fancy, schmancy yarn.

I’m a yarn snob and I’m OK with that. Are you?

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All of the stitch markers were made by me. I still have my ArtFire shop. Take a browse.

Talk About Labor (Day)

…or, How I Spent My Weekend.

Saturday, we went to Sears to find a tool chest for my growing stitch marker supplies. We ended up with a stacked set which is, for now, living in my den.

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It took me 4.5 hours to fill it up…running from room to room, grabbing armfuls of labels, bags, cards, notecards…I’d spread everything out quite a bit. Even if I could come up with some sort of camouflage, it’s still too big to sit where it is.

Here are a few of the drawers.

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Ten drawers and they’re all full!

The rest of the weekend was spent working on two custom orders. One was for a friend’s Blogiversary giveaway – not saying who they’re for, tho.

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And an order that’s going to an actual yarn store. I’m very excited about this and I hope they sell well!

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Packing, invoicing, fighting with the Click and Ship website – that was today.

I also had someone make me a logo which sucked away a good 6 hours of my time – playing with the colors and size. The photo at the top is just a peek.

I’ve got a lot of old* Moo and mini-Moo cards to use up so I still have time to work on the layout for new business cards, Thank You notes, stationery, labels…

Wes was unimpressed.

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How was your weekend?

*less than 6 months old