Thursday, November 30, 2006

Back among the kntting

While life has dealt my family a particularly crappy hand lately, I promise not to bore you with the details. No one has died and everyone should recover completely. 'Nuf said.

The Holiday Craft Fair was a huge success for my family. My mom and sister each made about $1200. Not a bad deal! I made $164, which pales in comparison, but is what I had hoped to make, so I am very happy.

I have decided to get a business license so that I can do this again next year and not worry about paying the sales tax through my mom. Besides, then the yarn that I purchase is tax free. BONUS!

I have been doing knitting, but haven't taken any pictures lately. Once I get further into the swing of life, I will post them.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It is done

I won't be posting much in the next few weeks most likely. My personal life has gone to hell in a hand basket and I don't quite know when it will be better.

Because of the icky personal stuff, which I won't burden you with, my folks came to help for a few days. I priced and labeled the items I have for sale at the craft fair. I think I ended up with about 18 items. Not as many as I would have liked, but better than none. If all goes well, I should sell a couple of hundred dollars worth of stuff. Mom will take care of the sales tax and I told her to take a bit more to cover her income taxes. So, my hope is that I will come away with at least$150 after all is said and done.

Next year, I want dishcloths. Cheap and easy, no long term project commitment.

I have also been working on a hat and am depending on response, I am thinking of selling the pattern. Pictures will come once it is completed.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I feel kinda guilty...

I hardly had a chance to work on my Socktoberfest Socks. (These will definitely be the plane knitting for an upcoming business trip to Orlando after Thanksgiving.) Yet, through the magic of random number generators, I won this great needle case.

I love the colors and can't wait to have such a pretty way to organize my dpns.

At long last, the new hire at work will be starting on Monday, just a week before the first of two huge tradeshows in the month of November. Stress is my name, crackin' up is my game.

I have a few new finished pieces for the craft fair and will snap some pictures before they get sent off.

I have also been designing a hat that was originally intended for sale, but I have fallen in love with it. I may try to sell it to The Garter Belt... If that doesn't work, then maybe knitty.