Goings on

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve been running around without a break. Knitting till I can’t anymore, looking up patterns, trying to get ahead on so many things! They just continue to pile up. In recent past, I did finish my sock weight on sz 2’s sweater. What an undertaking!!

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I messed up in a lot of places, but I’m ok with that in the long run, for my first full-size sweater, there was a lot at stake and I persevered and finished! I know now what to do. Every project that comes my way that is ambitious and requires a learning curve is something I have to take in stride. And although the frustration may be high, the reward is so much greater, and the knowledge put towards more awesome things!

I also got a job at a Local Yarn Store, which I couldn’t be happier about. I’m learning new things, taking things day by day and loving helping everyone with their existing projects and picking out new ones!

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I designed the window in the shop, knit the yellow hat and made the pillowcase dress..

I also finished my first “sock” or bed slipper.

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That’s my foot.

The pattern is by Church Mouse Yarns ~ Turkish Bed Slipper

Can you tell I love teal a bit too much yet?

Here’s another Loved FO that’s getting some awesome wear lately (like everyday)

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This is Very Cherry by Alana Dakos. She loves it. That’s all that matters right? And I had this vague prediction that’d it would be stored away mostly and kept safe, worn on special days that don’t involve playgrounds. I was wrong. But at least she’s enjoying it, right?

Another thing I decided would be a bright idea to add to my list..

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Taking that^ primed chest and turning it into:

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I’m still not finished yet- but I couldn’t believe what I saw when I opened the lid. A REAL cedar chest, to store all my wonderful yarn in! There is no markings or stamps on this piece, so I believe it was handmade by someone with love. I have stripped and sanded, stripped and sanded some more. It’s not over yet!

I also published two patterns on Ravelry, The Blossom Cowl, and a masked beanie hat.

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So. Many. Things. It’s been busy, but I’ve been loving it, and I’m so grateful for it all. I feel as though I’ve been launched into another world within the last 3-4 months. So many things to do, so many laughs to be shared with the new people that come my way, so many possibilities for growth in so many areas.

And I still have 5 WIPs. 

🙂

 

 

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