We have henceforth established that I have a list for nearly everything. Bucket lists for knitting projects. Bucket lists for my entire life. You name it. So of course I have a to-do list for every weekend. I had such high hopes for last weekend. Apparently I am either overly-ambitious or delusional.
Dye 40 skeins of wool. At least.
I dyed maybe 20-ish skeins. Half were quite ugly and will be forever buried in the vault. The other half I was happy with. (My standard is: would I buy this? I am a high-class yarn connoisseur. I figure it’s a reasonable criteria.) Reed apparently was happy with them too, because I caught him snipping up my favorite new skein with his scissors while I was making dinner. (!!!!!) Apparently he needed yarn to make his pirate eye patch?!?! and decided to help himself after I told him I would provide him with yarn after he cleaned up a Big Mess. The fifty pairs of scissors previously scattered throughout the house have now been confiscated.
Write and schedule three blog posts, launching Tributary Yarns.
I try to write posts ahead and schedule them for the coming week, when I am too busy with my Normal Job to come home, cook dinner, parent, do the bedtime routine, and then site down at 8:00, after I have been awake for fifteen hours, and think of something coherent and meaningful to share with you in a moderately grammatically correct sort of way. Rarely does it ACTUALLY work out this way. Last weekend, I managed to write NONE of the the planned posts to launch Tributary Yarns. I was too busy dying yarn to get too close to the computer. Instead, you now have THIS post to endure, dubious quality and entirely off-topic. Forty-eight hours after the weekend has officially ended, no less.
Slow but steady wins the race?
I guess you’ll just have to wait a wee bit longer to hear more about my new yarn label.
Knit a ton.
I always have big knitting ambitions, as do most knitters. I was going to finish a shawl (1 1/2 skeins of skinny, silky yarn), knit half a top (lace weight no doubt), and a sock. With only two hands, one of which may or may not be encumbered with a wine glass once the sun sets.
(Clearly this was not a reasonable list, even given the best of circumstances. Like I tell Reed: aim high.)
I did make progress on a sock during various spells of unplanned waiting and maybe six rows on my shawl. It’s dire, truly, and it may be possible that my needles have idled long enough to, gasp, collect dust?!?!?!? Basically I need a day to just lay on my sofa, ignore the world, and knit my little heart out. (I think the last time I tried this, I spent the entire day frogging a project and got absolutely no where. Such a waste.)
Mow the lawn.
The back yard has been mowed. The front yard is awaiting an appearance from my top-secret invisible elf assistant.
Exercise every day.
I am more delusional than even I can admit and have decided that swiping away the paid Facebook advertisements that show up in my feed, entirely unsolicited, on behalf of various fitness gurus actually COUNTS as exercise. It’s probably as close as I am going to get.
Sort out yarn labels.
Because apparently we knitters require actual printed information to accompany our yarn purchases. After all, losing the ball band is half the fun, right? I’ve decided on a simple font-based label for Tributary Yarns. It’s not in my nature to get all fussy about it, nor do I have the time.
Figure out how to process yarn orders, print mailing labels, and ship actual yarn to far away places.
Alternatively: you could come by my house and just pick it up your yarn in-person. Road trip anyone? (I have wine and will share…)
Finish the ol’ theme spruce up.
All the photos over here are still different sizes and it is driving me NUTS. Maybe my lawn elf has an inside track to tech support? Fingers crossed…
I am going to keep chugging away over here. I am still hoping to be ready to ship out my first batch of yarn in a month or so. I will be giving my subscribers the first crack, so please do be sure you are on my list if you aren’t already. You can subscribe using the widget at the bottom of this page or via the annoying little pop up that you probably already closed. Either way, welcome!
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