Catching up…lots of pictures

Yesterday morning I finished the project for the yarn company, wove in all the ends, and packaged it to go to the post office (which I will be doing shortly). Here’s a closeup of it:

After I finished that I got started on the hat for Andrea’s hat and scarf she’s ordered. I’m using my Beatrice Hat pattern and will be designing a scarf to match it for her. I’m using Cascade 220 in Mystic Purple and black. I think it’s turning out pretty good. Here’s the progress picture after day 1:

Last night I finished the first of the pair of socks now known as the Pensacola socks since that’s where John was when he got the yarn for me. I love this yarn. It’s soft and springy and the socks fit perfectly:

Oh, and the next project after I finish the hat and scarf is to start on SSP#4…the yarn came the other day. Wanna see?

There must be something going on at the Air Force base in Tampa. Between yesterday and today I’ve heard 4 large planes go over our house. We’re not on a typical flight path for commercial planes, but John told me last time I heard this that it’s flights coming and going from the base. It still freaks me out because they sound like they’re trying to land on our house.

I’ve had to redo my work schedule. I’m working full days Monday through Thursday and then half days on Fridays. Friday afternoons will be my major housecleaning day (rather than pushing it to the weekend as I usually do) so the house is all clean and the housework is all done before John gets home from his trips. I am, however, likely taking this Monday off. It’s a holiday, and I told myself I’d take holidays off. Plus, I’m not sure I’ll be in the mood to do work stuff. This week John leaves on Sunday afternoon to have time to get up there and find his hotel and the site and all that. So I’m a wee bit cranky about that figure Monday would be best for me to just sit and do stuff for me that day. If I’m in an okay mood, then I’ll work on work stuff.

Okay, time to get another cup of coffee before running up to the post office to send off the package for the yarn company. Have a good day, everyone!

Easy day

I got up this morning and wrote out the pattern for the publication project. I also packaged together the yarn and swatches for the two sizes I’m having tested. The patterns are in nice sleeves and together with the bags. These will go out tonight and hopefully I’ll get some feedback in the next few days. I’m pretty secure in my math since the first one worked. ๐Ÿ™‚ And that one is done and ends are woven in. All I need to do are my photos and lightly block it. Then it’s ready to go out the door. I’m very pleased with myself.

I am currently ahead of schedule. ๐Ÿ™‚ So I’m taking today and tomorrow off. Today I’m working on a project to go to my friend in Tennessee who is about to have her second child soon. Tomorrow is housecleaning day as my little brother is coming out for dinner. Friday I will get back to work on some designs that are in my head that I may self-publish. I also need to finish the scarf I was working on, and decide if I want to write the pattern and publish it.

I’m feeling really good about my progress. Way better than when I started at this and waited until the last minute. Now I’m waiting on info from testers and the next project from the yarn company.

Okay, that’s all from me. I want to relax and crochet before I head out tonight to meet up with friends and crochet. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Monday

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

I had a very busy Saturday which caused a very lazy Sunday. I did crochet some over the weekend. I worked on my sock Friday night and finished it, started the second sock and then worked on it on the way to John’s dad’s house. I didn’t crochet there simply because it was too hot and I was watching Midnight most of the time. On the ride home I was still too hot to work on anything.

Sunday I didn’t feel like working on the sock and instead grabbed the big ball of blue cotton I picked up a while ago. I started another dishtowel using my pattern for the Totally Utilitarian Dishtowel. I’m about half way through with it.

Today I’ve been working on the design that got rejected. I’m reworking it, have already retyped the proposal, and will have it back out the door by next week. I also went out and picked up a calendar/planner to keep track of all that’s going on. So I’m feeling more organized already. I also got the graphics finished for the Ave Maria skirt. The only thing I’m waiting on now is finishing up pictures.

Tomorrow I’ll work more on the design that’s being submitted. I also need to follow up on 2 possible students. And then I need to finish up the Ave Maria pattern.

I’m thinking about possibly doing a trunk show of sorts. I have a lot of things that I’ve made that I never wear or use. One of the troubles of being a process crocheter. I also have my prototypes of some of the designs. I don’t know, I haven’t fully thought this through yet. I would need to find a place to have it (not our house), find a way to advertise it, and then hope people show up. Like I said, it’s still in preliminary thought stage. I do not want to do this online. I just don’t. I would rather sell over a weekend here locally. I’m open to suggestions, ideas, interest, etc.

Okay, time to play with some more yarn. Have a good night everyone!

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