I decided yesterday that I want to get back into this blogging thing. It created some nice structure and accountability before and I could use some of that right now. I'm hoping to blog at least once a week, mostly to keep track of what I'm doing. I was selected to have a table at Yelp's Totally Bazaar this year again and I have a lot of prep to do.
I'm really enjoying knitting and I think that's due to eat.sleep.knit's Yarnathon. I've learned a lot of new stitches over the last 6 months and have knit things I didn't think I'd ever be able to knit. I have a long list of things I'd like to knit for friends and I'd like to design a couple of my own patterns too. I still crochet, but haven't done a lot of it lately.
|my first pair of socks and not my last|
|orange, pink lemonade, and cherry. it still smells quite lovely|
I FINALLY got around to sewing up some more zipper wallet/coin pouches and have a handful listed in the shop. (The next item purchased with be item number 100!!!) I need to get the rest sent out to the handmade shops. I don't know why I'm procrastinating. With school starting soon I think I will add some pencil pouches to the shop or for knitters and crocheters they could be for storing needles and hooks.
|picking out zippers is always the hardest part|
|I love Hello Kitty, I wanted to keep her for myself, but she's got a new home now.|
Nothing new there really other than work life. I left my job at the end of March and had enough from my bonus and taxes to take two months off. When I started job hunting, the first CraigsList ad I opened was the perfect fit (did I have retail experience and do sew/knit/crochet). I applied immediately and 30 minutes later set up an interview. It's a great job, just a couple of days a week. The pay is better than my old job. When it's slow I can knit or crochet and sell those items in the shop. It's nice to have another venue to sell my wares. I spend most of my off time at home. It's summer time, I should be out enjoying, but it's too hot.
Hopefully this is a good start to blogging again and that I'll be back next Sunday with something to share.
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