Thursday, December 07, 2006

That time of year...

...when knitting goes to the backburner and parties, gift buying and incoming family take priority. Yeah, I know....I'm a bad, bad knitter. I don't knit gifts for my family anymore. No one seemed to appreciate it anyway. I'm tired of making something and them not taking care of it or not thanking me or acknowledging that I took time and effort into not only creating the gift, but also in considering what exactly was the perfect thing for them and what yarn and what color. So....I'm over it. No more for me. This year at least.

I'm really excited because I hear there is a snb group forming at the lys. I need to get some more info, but from what I hear it's going to be on Thursday evenings. I'm really happy about that. Maybe I'll start getting more done and enjoying it more. Of course, I won't be able to join until Feb. or so since my schedule is pretty much packed until then, but I have something to look forward to at least.

I just got a new camera and once I have a memory stick I'll take a pic of the votive sleeve I made. It's actually really pretty and looks great with the candle lit. Hopefully they will sell when I start making them for that purpose. It'd be nice to have a little income. Finding a job here is impossible. That's ok though. Dh is really supportive and doesn't mind that I'm not working. It helps that our house sold and we are down to one mortgage. We can afford for me not to work now. YAY!!! I do keep myself busy though. It's not like I sit around all day eating bon-bons and watching soaps. I'm involved in belly dancing and OSA stuff and a stamping group not to mention keeping up the house and grocery shopping and feeding my husband.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Going to try to get this started again!

Ok, I'm going to do my best to get this started again. I am finally beginning to start knitting again. It's been a while since I've done anything, but I've got so much yarn and so many UFOs that I really need and want to do some. I need the relaxation of it again too. Before I left FL I was working on a green cabled cotton hoodie from YGG: Beyond the Basics. I think this will be great in the spring here. I want to do some other things too.

I'm starting to make some votive sleeves out of wire and beads. I'm modifying the pattern a bit so that I can sell them. I may start making them to fit around Yankee candles too. I've got some cool ideas. Hopefully that will be something I can do to make a little money. I think they are really pretty and I've had people ask me to make some, but haven't ever knit for pay before. It's not like they take a long time or are terribly expensive to make, so I'm not worried about losing money. Most things I knit cost more than I would EVER consider spending if I were to just buy it in the store, but they are so worth it.

Let's hope I can keep up with this blog this time. I need to start writing more anyway. I'm missing writing papers weekly for school.