September 14, 2009

Getting back on track

This is just a quick post because I'm really trying to get in the habit of blogging regularly. Hopefully the quality of the posts will improve once I get back in the swing of things! I wasn't able to photograph my knitted shawls and neck warmers on the weekend as I'd hoped, but they're all blocked and ready to go. I probably won't get another chance until this weekend now, but in the meantime I've got my mother-in-law's camera to familiarize myself with. And I've cast on for another cowl, so I'll get that ready for the weekend as well.

Last night I finished another pair of gloves and put them up in my Etsy shop this morning. I really enjoy these gloves as a quick and satisfying knit. I've stocked up on all the colors I used last year so I can restock the shop with those while I'm waiting to photograph the new stuff, as it's looking a little bare. Then, I think I'll pick up a few more colors of the merino I use for the gloves and try out a new pattern I've been playing with. There's no such thing as too many gloves this time of year I think! Here's the pair I finished last night.

Today I'm going to head over to my favorite coffee shop to have a little planning meeting with myself. I like to go somewhere away from home to do my brainstorming and scheduling for my Etsy stuff because it allows me to cut down on distractions and really get some concrete ideas down. After that I think I'll do the housework so the place is nice and clean when my boyfriend get's home from work. It always makes his evening a little more pleasant when he comes home to a nice house.

Also, I got inspired by a fellow spinner's blog post to get my butt back to behind my wheel, so I may do a bit of spinning today. I've got one yarn on the go, and a queue of fiber waiting to be spun, so I think I'll dig in. Hopefully I'll have some yarn pictures to share soon!

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Uli said...

Glad I inspired you to spin some more. You seem so focused and organized about your shop. I just go with the flow.... lately not so energized than usually.

blackmustard said...

I didn't make it to the wheel as planned because my dog got sprayed by a skunk - yuck! I'm trying to get focused again with my shop - I really do like it when I feel like things are rolling along. It can be hard though when life gets in the way!