Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Yarnarian Has Post Partum Blues! And knows just what to do about it!

I'm almost finished with the Mystery Shawl dyeing, and all the craziness that went with getting messages in 3 different places, and now it's kind of quiet here. So I have the perfect solution:

Heigh Ho, heigh ho, it's off to Hershey we go! Yes indeed, when the going gets quiet, the Hubbo and Hubbette go on his business trip to Hershey, PA. He has morning and evening meetings, so I have lots of time to knit and read and plan new colorways. The last time I was at Hershey was at least 25 years ago. I remember liking it. Anyhow, what's not to like with reading and knitting, huh?

I'm working slowly on my pokey shawl. No new pics, because there's not much change; just the lace part getting longer.

Speaking of shawls, I have to dye up my yarn for MS 9. Renee has promised a faroe shawl, and those are my favorite shaped shawls. They actually stay on your shoulder and don't bunch up at the neck.

Thoughts on sock patterns and such: I've been releasing a lot of patterns, and I'm finding that people favorite them or queue them, but are not buying. I think I'm throwing too many new ones into the hopper, so I've decided to retrench a bit. My problem is that I like designing them. What's a person to do?

I had some thoughts about doing a "Sock Pattern Palooza" whatever that means, but haven't the foggiest idea on how to do this. Kind of like issuing a group of patterns at once. Any ideas would be helpful.

In the meantime, my summer goal is to try different heel patterns other than the usual reinforced heel and heel turn. I've started with a lovely short-row heel that I learned from Sock Wizard (the latest edition). And the other goal is to figure out how to design toe-up socks with nice heels. I can do this for myself, but I'd like to figure out how to do it in a standard way so that I could design socks like this.

We saw the Benster yesterday. He is so funny and cute! I love 2 1/2 year olds.

That's it for tonight. Gotta go to sleep because certain useless Hubbo people are insisting that we leave by 7:45 AM. I am not happy about that and have told him so. His response was: So? Bad, bad Hubbo. I've threatened to paint his toe nails with lots of different nail polishes while he's sleeping.

Good night! Dream of soft, lovely yarn and pretty socks and shawls.

Holly - We are checking out some yarn shop someplace near here, but not the Mannings. Went there a couple of years ago and got that out of my system.

Nestra - Any ideas on how i could do this? Any ideas would be appreciated.


Holly said...

You could always just drop him off and detour to the Mannings.....

nestra said...

I am much more likely to buy a book of patterns than buy an individual pattern. Maybe you could put your patterns together for a book.


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