The Countdown

It’s true… The countdown is on. I’ll be done my last shift in about three hours, then it’s off to town to pick up some stuff I need for school. It’s going to be a busy few days.

Good thing I’ve got one WIP out of the way and photographed, though I’ve decided that it’s going to my mom, since I’m not really into wearing ruffled scarves.

The finished product!

There it is! I actually loved making it, I just wouldn’t wear it. It looks good tucked into a coat and all, but I am just not a ruffle person! Still, I loved making it and will definitely be making more.

A closeup

I can’t resist taking pictures of it either… The yarn is just so cool! It even has some metallic threads running through it.

With all of my running around, I’ll be throwing one of my little socks into the bag with me, in hopes that I can get one done before I move. I’ve got about 4 hours in the car tomorrow… I think I can get something done.

The sweater is on to row 14 and looking stunning so far. I can’t wait for it to all be done (although button holes and sewing things together scares me)!

Without further ado, let me introduce to you, Paton’s Shetland Chunky in “Soft Teal”…


I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to post this weekend, so I’ll have to leave you with this: next time, I promise that I will have noticeable progress on one of the WIPs to report!



WIP me into shape

WIP it, WIP it good. (WIP = Work In Progress, for the uninitiated).

My number of WIPs has now been reduced to three. The scarf is done. Alas, no photos, but that’s what happens when you have to literally run out the door in order to be on time for your second last day of work.

The sweater is now at 10 rows of ribbing. Both pairs of socks remain in the same position they have been in for the past two weeks.

Car trip this weekend to drop stuff off at my school house? Check. Sunday off? Check. Friday afternoon off? Check. Monday off? Check. Drive to/move in on Tuesday? Check.

Sounds like some excellent WIP time. I keep looking at the socks, but I just can’t wrap my head around them at the moment… I’m in sweater mode. I love the long rows, the bulky, smooth yarn…

I could go on and on, but I’ll spare you, and address another topic. Etsy. I’ve been thinking about opening up a shop on there for some time. I’m not totally comfortable with giving them my credit card information, but that’s minor, compared to my other issues. Will people buy my stuff? Will I get overwhelmed by demand? Is my stuff even creative enough to compete?

I’m not really a high production knitter (obviously) and at the moment my knitting fulfills all of my own personal needs. I’m not sure if I could supply enough stuff to create a shop.

I already have about 10 baby hats waiting in the wings to go somewhere. Initially, I had planned on donating them, but I always worry about people actually wanting it, or taking it because it’s there. I want my knitted items to be wanted, loved, and used. That’s the whole reason I make them.

Still though, a shop on Etsy seems like a huge commitment… Thoughts? Does anyone else have an Etsy shop? What’s it like?