Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Companies and Crafts

Big things have been afoot here at the circle K. About four months ago I had this little idea for a new business and I casually pitched the idea to my boss. He loves it, I've got financial backing...gulp. Yeah, in a matter of just the last few weeks I have found myself back in school, opening a business, working at my current job and trying to have a home life. Needless to say, it's a lot, but hey - I'm wonderwoman, so what the hell? I can do it (this is the lie I've been telling myself, if ya'll could just play along, we'd sure appreciate it.)

Soooo I'm not giving up crafts, hell no - not just for some new way to make money and support myself and some day husband, we've got priorities here at YarnalKnowledge so we went out and signed up for the Sock Hop Knit Along over at Romancing the Yarn. What am I crazy? Oh yeah, I just read a little fact that 80% of new businesses fail in the first year, so I am crazy - without a doubt, buyt very, very sensible to sign up for that knitalong. A girl needs to knit and sometimes a busy girl needs a deadline to help her perform.

So without further ado - my SockHop creation was started on Sunday night (per the rules):

This is the "Classy Slip-Up" sock from Betsy Lee McCarthy's book "Knit Socks!" I love the pattern repeat (very easy to remember) and this is sort of new to me, I'm usually knitting straight stockinette socks, so we'll see how I do when I get to the heel.

I'm using the new KnitPicks magnetic pattern holder thingermerbob to hold my pattern up for me. It's super-terrific, I can't figure out why none of us made this and sold it prior to this time - it's brilliant.

well, blogger is doing that thing where it promises it's uploading your photo and then not uploading your photo. I was going to show you a picture of my new sewing machine. I got a SINGER Simple - It's this one if you want to have a look. I have made something - a custom table cover for my coffee table (a need for protection made this project happen). I'll try and show you pictures of that later on.

In the mean time, I have to continue to ponder my price list for the new company, complete my vision and mission statements and write copy for the front page of the website. I am really crazy. Sigh.

Have a great night!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I'm also taking part in the Sock Hop, and I found your blog through RtY site. Good luck on the socks! I've admired that pattern in Knit Socks, I just can't decide what color to make them. I like the color you chose; it looks really good!