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Archive for July 5th, 2005

Knitting Day

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

flowersI started my workday today when Threadbear called to say they were out of my Fast Florida Footies pattern in 8 sizes, and could I bring some right over since there were 2 people at the cash register who wanted to buy them?

Of course, I bounded over there with the six patterns I had printed and in stock. The customers were happy, and I got to meet them which was delightful. I’ll be delivering more patterns tomorrow. Woohoo! I’m just delighted that folks like my work. It doesn’t hurt me that a few folks who work at Threadbear are knitting or have knit this pattern. I need to send thanks out to the whole staff there, everyone is so good to me and here they are now, selling my work as well!

I hung out at Threadbear a little and knit on my interminable project (a cropped tank in Fixation yarn, which looks too big but hasn’t been dunked in water/washed yet so it may actually fit soon). I’m almost done. I have one more strap to knit and then neckband/armhole bands. We’ll see how it goes. I keep telling myself that I so often have successes it’s OK if something doesn’t fit right sometimes. One day at a time, there.

flowersI then ran over to Little Red Schoolhouse to see Linda. Unfortunately, she was stuck in a huge traffic jam because of a big accident. I waited until I couldn’t wait any longer, but I did help out one customer who needed assistance there, while Linda was gone. It was good for everyone I guess, and I did have a relaxing time sitting on the couch and knitting, again on the cropped tank.

I finished my baby blanket today as well. I am ready to be done with that! Too much of the same, with a little more thinking than usual for me (this was knit flat, basketweave… I missed my stockinette tubes). But the colors are really pretty and I’m overall pleased. I’m not sure if this will be the final shape of my pattern when it’s written (it is very long and rectangular, and somewhat small, but friends with babies say it’s a good size for wrapping a baby). I’m not in a huge hurry here, so it will evolve as I have time to knit yet another one, I expect.

I went from there, to Borders Books in Ann Arbor. What a great group that is! We talked and knit and talked and knit, it was wonderful. I started a pair of wristwarmers for a special person, out of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. Wowie is this stuff nice. I got it on sale at Yarn Garden last weekend, 15% off. It’s a soft purple, just perfect for this person. And I am really enjoying the knitting process, the fiber is so wonderful to touch!

It seems my photos are always one or two days behind my stories! These photos are the flowers June gave me from her garden. First is the whole lot, still in the boxes from transporting them home. Second is a close-up of the two flowers June did not have names for. Both re-seed easily, she says. I’m crossing my fingers!