Have started on the new stuff for the next TNNA show, still trying to find my creative stride though. Tis’ the season, the work begins now to be ready for the upcoming show, if I can only get my mind in gear. Of course every time I say that I end up in some wild creative streak and I relax a bit, till that new idea is done and then I have doubts and feel that I need to be making more. As it is though I have about 5 or 6 new ideas in different stages. This one somersaulted over them all though, was started last week and completed last night. Now just have to write up the pattern from my notes.
This was great fun to do and though I only intended to do the scarf and beret (sorry, if I could get the picture to load I’d show you, but wordpress and I are fighting over this one for some reason – here’s the stitch pattern anyway, that’ll have to do you for now) , I got a bit of a wild hair to knit up a fun slouchy sweater too.. Maybe I’ll hit up the yarn company for the yarn for that one.. I mean, they did offer and all. Might as well save myself a penny or two.
The new problem I find I’m running into now is that I think I’m getting the beginnings of arthritis in one thumb. Hardly surprising with 35 years of knitting under my belt, and what with doing it for a living for the last 6 years, and off and on for another 15 before that. I’m torn between resting my hand, taking meds or just icing it when it gets bad. At the moment I’m just dealing with it, or maybe that’s called denial. It’s annoying is what it is.
Other stuff also going on – got a call on Friday morning from my freight company if my stuff was ready to go for Stitches East.. err.. sorry? Today? Like Now? well.. no, it’s not. I thought they were scheduled for Monday. oops. Fortunately they were flexible enough to reschedule which allowed me the weekend to pack for the show.
Getting it all on the pallet is an exercise in puzzle-building – somehow I got it all on there – I dread to think how heavy it must be.. I’m reckoning about 600 lbs this time. If you’re reading this and you’re going to Stitches East, please stop by my booth and buy something so I don’t have to ship it all back with me!
Here’s Freia doing her favorite thing – guarding the “stuff”. Good dog!
She’s still on restriction, though as always, I appear to have the willpower of a gnat, I’ve started her on longer walks, just a bit and she’s doing fine. I also scheduled her for an appt with an orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion and maybe even surgery.. ugh.