Thursday, April 28, 2022

Still knitting

I'm still knitting and freaking out over having enough merchandise to sell at the Strawberry and Wine festival in two weeks.  And, I'm still enjoying my new job but boy! It sure takes up a lot of time.

Besides all the things I'm making over and over and over again for the festival, I've been knitting this beachy shawl.  I don't have an actual pattern but it is loosely based on Reyna.  I got the yarn at Hobby Lobby last year.  It's Yarn Bee, Authentic Hand-Dyed Tiger's Eye.  It looks nothing like a tiger's eye to me.  I think it's quite beachy looking.  I've been very pleased with the yarn.  I'll admit, I'm a bit of a yarn snob, specially when it comes to shawl yarn, but this yarn has been a joy to work with.  It's the second project I've made with Yarn Bee's Authentic Hand-Dyed wool and I've been happy with both projects. 

I'm hoping I can get the shawl finished and blocked in time to take to the festival but.... It can be tricky blocking large items with Hayden in the house.  The dining room table is the only place big enough for shawl blocking and Hayden is a very curious young lady.

But now, it's time to go put that new shirt on and go to work.

And if you are reading this, thank you for sticking with me.  I know my posts have been pretty eratic lately and they will most likely continue to be for a while.  I'm sorry about that but I sure do appreciate you being here.  If it weren't for you, I'd just be some crazy lady talking to herself.  So, until next time...

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

I got a new shirt

 Wow!  It's been over a month since I've posted.  I've been busy.  I got a new shirt.

I went back to work.  Food Lion (a grocery store) this time.  I'm a closing cashier and I love the job.  Not sure what it says about me that I absolutely Love running a busy cash register, but I do.  The job is fun and the people are nice.  But my arms are falling off!  I'm on my third week there and my arms still haven't fully adjusted.  I knew I had no upper body strength but...  Good grief!  Gallons of milk and cases of beer are heavy and, well, wow!  My arms and shoulders are sore from the nightly workouts.

We are also house hunting once again.  That takes up a surprising amount of time.

Between the new job, a recent craft fair and another one coming up mid-May, I haven't been doing any exciting knitting.  I just keep making the same few things over and over and over again.

There's been soap bags and f-bombs,

Lots, and lots of beaded socks actually.  They sell well and it's been difficult to keep up with demand.

And of course, lots and lots of pot holders.  They sell well too.

And while I deeply appreciate all the sales success I've had, I am looking forward to May 16th when the last craft show I'm signed up for is over and I can go back to knitting for me.  Or at least knitting something different.

So no, I don't have anything new and exciting to show you.  But I do have the day off from work today so I'm going to wind this up, go get another cup of coffee, knit another f-bomb or two and maybe crack open a bottle of wine later on.

I hope you all had a nice Easter.  And I hope those of you in the path of yesterday's blizzard survived.  My idiot husband was trapped in his truck, wearing shorts and flip flops when they closed the roads in western Pennsylvania.  That will teach him not to watch the weather before he heads out!  No worries though.  He survived and made it home this morning.

So.... Happy knitting and I'll check in again on my next day off.