these days, i have been all about the random bits of prep work for the trunk show and getting knitting deadlines and paperwork out of the way. well, i'm still right in the midst of those deadlines and paperwork, but ticking them off as they come along is certainly satisfying. i have logwood and indigo dyeing days marked off, but beyond that, the majority of the yarn dyeing is complete. i'm now on to the (rather repetitive) task of reskeining, labelling, and recording each skein, cake, and braid, and then organizing some of those further into kits. i'm splitting those steps up over the days with knitting samples and making stitch markers to keep it entertaining!
my moo cards came in, and i am the happiest little fibre-y small business nerd! they turned out beautifully. the printing is crisp, the paper (their green cards) is a comforting weight, and all of my writing on the front is legible! hurrah! there are twenty different images, which is rather exciting. i can't wait to start incorporating them into my packaging!
|the buttons are made from (starting at the top and going clockwise): european buckthorn, lilac, apple, crabapple, ash, caragana, plum, elm, siberian elm, honeysuckle, local cherry, amur cherry, and burr oak in the centre.|
|anna maltz's latest article in the most recent issue of pom pom makes me so happy that i am reading it slowly to savour it.|
so i have many things to do, and many plans to solidify, and many small tasks that become humongous due to their repetition, but i love it still. and there is always, always, always time for a knitting break. preferably with a pattern i enjoy, yarn that is scrumptious, using needles and notions that make me happy, and maybe even with a great little article to read.