WIP Updates

Lessons In Patience

On Friday, I taught some of my co-workers how to knit as part of our half day staff retreat/meeting.

Wow. What a reminder that knitting truly is a test of your patience, a talent and some serious dexterity skills.

I had four people in my knitting class. And I learned that teaching someone to knit is really hard! Explaining how to hold the yarn (I knit contentinal) and how to go through the stitches is actually super difficult. I need to watch some lessons on how to teach lesson!!!

I must have done something right though! Everyone in my “class” learned how to cast on and got their first row of garter stitch going. We’re planning to meet up during our lunch hour next Friday for a second lesson.

I’m so excited to share my love of knitting with other people. 💕 I’m thinking about doing some YouTube videos on how to knit for my site. What do you think? Go for it?

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New House, New Socks

I’m making slight progress on my January socks. I should finish them before the end of the month if I manage my time right (like knit instead of playing Horizon Zero Dawn every free moment I have… But it’s so good!) I’m not too sad about the slow pace though because Rox and I are making great progress on the house we bought over Christmas.

We’ve taken on a fixer upper of a home to say the least. We are gutting it. 😮 It’s an intimidating job and I have ZERO experience in home renovation. I mean zero. I have lived in apartment after apartment. Every day that we work on the house I learn something new – about housing or about how to manage my anxiety about the house. All of this work is legit overwhelmimg. 😬

But all the evenings we come home completely exhausted will be worth it in the end. The house will be exactly what we want it to be. I will be able to wake up and go for a walk in the woods on our property with our little daschund and I’ll have a new pair of socks to kick back and relax in at night.

Peace.

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Sock Challenge!

Jen (my PYC second half) has challenged me to a once a month sock making challenge.

Oh lordy. Socks take like 20 hours. A pair a month? I don’t know about this! Well… it’s a good excuse to make something for myself AND to buy new sock yarn. 😆

I’m ahead of the game with a pair of crazy colored socks that I started making for myself around Christmas. I’m using yarn I bought on the trip Jen and I took to Toronto. I don’t remember the brand but it’s soft and adorable and knitting up really nicely.

I love it so much.

Jen and I went to our favorite local bar and got our first “business meeting” of the year in. We talked about potential models for our products, craft markets, new products (including whimsical BLANKETS!) and of course, gossiped.

I’m excited for 2018!

Wish me luck on this damn sock challenge. 😘