Monday, May 24, 2010
Another long weekend is over and a new week begins tomorrow morning. In fact the summer season begins as seasonal employees are back to work to get the tourist season in order. The rush will start and it will be an intense couple of months. How will I find the time to knit and make my little cats and mice to fill my Etsy shop. There is just never enough time to do the necessary things that it takes to run a house, let alone try and take some time to exercise, do some volunteer work, be there for family. The few minutes that I will find to create back here in my little craft room will be precious and I will enjoy this quiet time alone.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Well I am knitting another pair of wool slippers tonight. This is my 35th pair this year. On New Years Day I decided that one of my resolutions for the New Year would be that I would knit 100 pair in 2010. So I have 65 pair to go to make it happen. Crazy , well maybe yes, as it is a lot of work and expense. Real wool yarn is expensive but I love the felted effect. I also love all the colours and mixing them together to create all the wonderful mixes.
I buy a lot of my yarn from Knit Picks as they have a great choice of colours and sell it at a good price. I also like to buy locally from a yarn shop in the next town as I want to support the lady that is trying to earn a living. And of course when I go to the city, well I just have to buy yarn there as well cause I do not get to go often and I might need it.
And I suppose you are wondering what I will do with all of these slippers? Well I would like to sell them to buy more yarn of course.. or maybe save for my retirement fund which I do not have....it is going to take a lot of slippers.So back to work and finish off these ones. I had an order for three pair this morning so I had better hurry and get them done. I can only work at night as my day job keeps me very busy.
If you have stopped by, I just want you to know that anyone who places an order for 5 pair of adult slippers can choose a 6th pair priced at $21.00 for free. Just mention that you found this out on my Blog and I will be happy to put your order together for you. Remember I have to knit and sell 100 pair this year.. yikes.... but what fun it is to play with all these colours!
You can find them in my Etsy shop http://maggiesraggedyinn.etsy.com/
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