Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
June 5: we're tagging - errrrr, yarnbombing - the outside of the Harrison Center with the Indy Craft Mafia... come on by!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Now that I have a decent number of entries here in Blogspotsylvania (ha times two!), I've officially started notifying people of this new blog. Poor things... I'm afraid the non-knitters among them will be bored to tears. I'm sorry, Darlings. You know all I ever want to talk about is knitting, anyway.
Question of the day: what kind of crazy person decides to whip up a scarf for an out-of-state cousin who's graduating next Friday?! Oh, right - me.
Monday, May 25, 2009
The boys are playing Wii and I've knit about three feet on this beautiful scarf. Did I mention there were fresh strawberries and pound cake after the cookout? Every Monday should be this way.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Alright, it's time to watch a bunch of bad t.v. shows from the DVR. Happy weekend, everyone!
Is it weird that I've already started a spreadsheet? Hee hee.
Alright, I'm going to knit whilst I wait to post a fun new Treasury!
Friday, May 22, 2009
While I was ordering my lunch (a delicious iced peppermint latte and chicken salad sandwich) and asking how to hook up to the wireless network, the barista asked, "Aren't you going to be knitting?" to which I replied that I might do a little knitting and a little web-surfin'. The guy behind me in line chimed in with, "Excuse me - did I hear you say you are a knitter? My wife is a knitter, too! She meets her knitting friends at the library every Saturday morning at 11:00. But not this Saturday. There's no meeting this Saturday, because of the [Indy 500 Festival] Parade." I responded, "Very cool! The Central Library?" and he elaborated that yes, their meetings are right near the main entrance every Saturday - but not this Saturday - at 11:00 a.m. What a good Knitter's Husband he is! I'm going to try and go to that meeting sometime, just so I can find out whose husband he was, and tell her how proudly he proclaimed that his wife is a knitter! It warms my heart.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The other two cards in the set feature an angora rabbit and an alpaca! It's kind of stumping me how to make a photo of flat paper items look dynamic. Suggestions would be appreciated! Otherwise, I'm going to browse around Etsy and see what other people do to have such darling photos of notecards.
I'll probably also be finishing a hat and the "tree sweater," since the office closes at 12:30 tomorrow and doesn't reopen until Tuesday!
Oh, here's another question: why is Star Trek only playing at midnight at our chosen IMAX this weekend? Crazy talk, I tell you!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I made a sale! I'm thrilled to pieces!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
And now for something completely different: two weeks ago we named the new fish Jules Winnfield, and yesterday it came to me - the perfect name would have been Henry Rollins. I'll just file that one away for future use.
Monday, May 18, 2009
1. I don't think a "Street Team" (group) bio containing typos makes a very good impression on prospective members and customers. Personally, I would think twice about joining a group seemingly lacking in proofreading and/or spell-checking skills. (I know you know I'm not referring to the INCrowd; the Indiana Team bio and blog are quite well-written.)
2. This new trend of curating a Treasury and featuring one of your own items rubs me the wrong way. I'm not sure why, as I can read the bottom-o'-the-page-rules and see that it's within those rules, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Seems like bad form to me, really.
3. Feedback might be just as important to your buyers as it is to you as a seller; don't forget to leave some.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
or maybe even a llama...
Then after we checked out the new yarn shop, the owner, Susan, took us to meet some of the herd. I guess it'd be called a herd. Anyway, WOW! The alpaca are soft and gentle and somehow mesmerizing. The llamas are big and curious and sweet (and boy did they ham it up for the camera)! Enjoy these pictures, and then go meet some llamas and alpacas when you can; they are delightful and amazing.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Speaking of the weekend, there's the Indiana Knits Ravelry meet-up tomorrow at The Trading Post, which I'm excited about, and then Sunday I get to see some of my favorite people, and there might be presents involved, which is always exciting.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
An interested party in South America did contact me a while back and ask if she could buy the vase, and I had to tell her sweetly that no, even though the vase would be meticulously packed, that's just too long a trip for me to risk it getting damaged in transit, and that I while I certainly did not enjoy disappointing her by saying no, I would not want her to receive a broken item, and thus be even more disappointed.
So now, as I patiently await my first sale, I'm thinking, if someone would buy the vase, I could change my shop info to include shipping my knitted and paper items to other countries. I wonder if I am losing potential customers because right now I do not ship internationally.
Is shipping internationally worth it? I just don't know - but I will figure it out.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
"I'll get there, Mom."
"What about those crusty crawlies?"
"Yes, Mom, those are first on my list of things to crochet; the Just In Case Hat is for the mom of one of the boys who gave me that book."
"Well then, you have my permission to finish the hat first."
"Gee, thanks, Ma."
She's crazy, and funny, and I love her, and I wish I had paid attention when she tried to teach me to crochet when I was little. Happy Mother's Day.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
The other thing I'm considering is making a pink scarf and donating the money to charity, either starting or finishing it in the mammogram center's waiting room (next month). Instead, perhaps I could give a discount to any buyer who promises to go get a mammogram, or take their mom in for one, if the buyer is "too young."
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Note to self: featuring other sellers in a blog strikes me a really nice concept, so Stoic, I'm going to have to borrow the idea from you sometime soon... but I'll make sure to call it something different.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Disclaimer: if someone out there knows of any actual specifics that must go into a Just In Case Hat, let me know. So far all I can determine from scrolling through thread after thread on Ravelry is that the required elements of such a hat include coverage and comfort.
Monday, May 4, 2009
"1st of all, could you PLEASE call K. [in-state sister] (I don't have work number) and tell her to disregard what I asked her to do yesterday (Sun) afternoon (I just did it via telephone).
2nd - (any time of your choosing) you may go Mass Ave Knit shop and pick something up from me. Susan [shop owner] put it by register.
Belated happy birthday to you
Woo hoo! My favorite place in the world, other than home, is my LYS (local yarn store), Mass Ave Knit Shop, and the imagination positively runs wild... could it be a Mass Ave gift certificate, the most perfect gift for me for any occasion? What should I spend it on? Could it be yarn? Could Susan have helped my sister pick some yarn out over the phone? You never know!
I know where I'm going after work!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
It's exciting! People seem very supportive. A guy from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful wandered by and said, "Hey, I like your door handle!" The whimsical nature of knit graffiti makes the artist and other people smile. They can't help it.