Sunday, October 10, 2010

1989, and other patterny things

The errors in 1989 have been, so far as I can tell, isolated and corrected.  The sweater itself has been done for a while, but now the PDF is also finished and the whole package is tied up neatly and en route to Knit Picks.  I'll keep you up to date.

They may yet decide not to publish it, in which case it will still be available on Ravelry in November.  This is a great sweater to wear over a t-shirt or lightweight blouse. I tried that and it looked great with a black skirt.

I'm also working on another pair of fingerless gloves.  I've decided I have a definite fondness for gloves, fingerless gloves, and mittens.  Some people love socks.  I love gloves.  They are so versatile and a great way to try out new ideas.

All sweaters are on standby until I'm finished both front sides of my mother's sweater.  I really need to get that thing done.  Nevertheless, because I cannot help but doodle plans when I'm not knitting, I have plans for a knit bikini.  I'll never wear it, myself.  But someone might. 

New layout

I changed my look a bit.  I needed something that was just a little bit

I can't think of anything that works better than a background of yarn.  ;)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thank you cards

Alas, I suck at them.

I never know what to write.  Especially when it's a business thank you card.  "Thanks for being a customer".  ...and then what do I say?  I mean, I love customers. I want them to come back.

"Please come back" sounds so beggy.  Is it okay to write that in a business card?  Does it sound too desperate?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shop update

I finally got around to taking a whole load of photographs today.  As a result, I finally got around to updating my shop.

I've got some really delicious goodies in there.  Including, but not limited to one of the full sized batts from my October samplers.  Stardust
These beautiful batts, inspired by the book (and movie) of the same name conjure images of other worlds, magic, airships, swordfights, princesses, and maybe a captain or two prancing around his quarters in a tutu (I hear they're very comfortable).

Silk and wool.  They are super soft.  I'm tempted to spin them myself, but that's not really the point of being a business woman, is it.  Besides, every spindle I currently own (plus 3 of my 4 bobbins) is currently laden with wool.  I've got no room to start spinning anything else.

On a side note, H came home from work and asked me by way of polite conversation what I did today.  I stumbled for a few minutes as I kinda sounds to an outsider like I did nothing.  I mean, I knit for a bit (I multitasked and did that while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer), then I skeined some recycled yarn for dying (also while watching Buffy).  Took a break and a walk (in the rain) to make a hair appointment (why does it cost so darned much to do a woman's hair??).  Then I spun for a bit while watching a little more Buffy.

So...what I did manage to get done today was approximately 4 hours of Buffy (oops), 30 minutes of Sims 3, a pair of crocheted fingerless gloves, frogging my knit fingerless gloves, the dishes (yay!!!), photographing aaaaalll my new inventory.  Yeah...I had a productive day.  I'm tired just writing it all down.

I've got a scarf on the loom right now, too, that I need to get down asap.  I should have done that today instead.

Lady Knittley's Fabulous Frilly Flying Collar

Lady Knittley's gloves need a counterpart.  A matching collar-scarf.

Here's the problem I face.  I do not have any more of the wonderful yarn that I used to make the gloves.  I have acrylic that's a very similar colour and would undoubtedly look the same in a photograph.  But it makes me a little sad, because I also don't have the matching buttons.  But I do have a pretty white ribbon that might look kinda cool with it.  And I've got an awfully pretty skirt to wear when I take pictures of the ensemble. ;)

I've got until October 15 to knit the scarf and write the pattern.  Wish me luck.

On a completely unrelated note.  I've had some raw tortilla shells in my fridge for a few weeks.  By raw, I mean they are unfried corn shells, which need to be fried or baked or something, since they don't fold well.  Well, I discovered they wok-fry nicely (kinda like wontons), so I'm making home made taco salad for dinner.  I know that has nothing to do with the Flying Collar, but it smells tasty and I'm hungry, so I just thought I'd share.