"Energy and persistence alter all things."
- Benjamin Franklin
- Benjamin Franklin
Feeling sluggish this evening - don't know why - maybe it's adrenalin let down after several VERY busy days. Today was catch up day on the Sunflower farm.
Laundry, closet cleaning for a trip to Goodwill, tackling the kitchen of doom...
Things tend to slide around here when there's a release date around.
And don't even TALK to me about Christmas! No decorations up, barely any gifts purchased. I am really behind this year. I have however, baked cookies and started knitting some presents which cannot be shown here.
Speaking of which, another of yours should be ready by the end of the week.
Now that Spruce is out, I have been devoting my knitting time to this
Yes, it's another free Xmas Cowl pattern: this time in colorwork. I am well past the midpoint in the design and back to using only 2 colors at a time with no pesky long carries to twist and tangle the yarn. The rest should go pretty smoothly. And it's DK weight so it goes quickly.
Missed the deadline for submission to the Spring/Summer issue of Knitty - darn it! It is today. I could have finished my pattern, but realized I didn't have time to adequately photograph it. If only I had the idea sooner - sigh!
But things continue to roll along. I really want to make a splash with the design so will be contacting a lot of you to test knit in January. Maybe if I can get a number of projects on the Rav boards quickly, I can make an impression.
I'll share pics of that project later this week.
Other exciting news looms in the New Year. A new website over on Wordpress with a real store!
Long overdue, I know...
Didn't realize quite how bad it really is until I heard Lime & Violet's most recent podcast. They went on and on about my designs and it was obvious they were on line at the time because they kept saying things like, "Down there, at the bottom of the sidebar" and "I know it's here somewhere!"
The segment about me lasted a good ten minutes and probably would have been half that, had my blog been easier to navigate. Y'all have been very patient with me.
I know I should have something inspirational to say, but my energy crisis has gotten the better of me this evening, Maybe tomorrow...
After all, in the words of the immortal Scarlett O' Hara, "Tomorrow is another day!"
Just to spread the joy around, I will be giving away a free pattern (of your choice - Spruce excluded) to one commenter a day through Christmas, randomly chosen by Mrs. Claus (just me - don't get too excited).
I'll announce the previous day's winner in each post this month, If you are the winner, email me your preference at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll email your pattern right out to you.
Doesn't that sound like a lot of fun?
Yesterday's winner is: Lois poohknits. Email me, girl...
Now aren't you glad you left a comment?