Here’s the post that I started 6 days ago. ’bout time.

Yep. And though it has no relevance to today, I’m leaving it here. Filler, y’know, given that I promised to blog reasonably regularly, and I’ve reneged. Often. Sry…

Original post:

The general consensus is that I did not die. (original title)

But there were moments when that might have felt like the kinder option.

I’m pretty much better now, less nearly dead than a week ago and ready to get dyeing again. I’ve got an order (mini…not much base yarn was available) of the 80/20 Merino/Cashmere ready to ship to The Loopy Ewe. I have no box, however. I have to run to town and find me a yarn-sized box for shipping. I hate the idea of paying for one at the Post Office, given that I have to ship this yarn via UPS. UPS does not take kindly to shipping boxes that have ‘USPS’ all over the sides. I’ve no clue how I’m going to pull this one off. I have my tape and scissors and broadpoint Sharpie marker (for blacking out ‘USPS’) and will head for town in search as soon as I’m done here.

Which could be immediately or later, depending on whether I get up and photograph the stuff I’ve been knitting or leave you with a plain un-pictured boring post once again. Which will it be? Stand by.

Meanwhile, the cost of produce was almost reasonable at our local grocery story…the only one in town, the one that charges double the price of Walmart’s Half & Half. DOUBLE! And they get away with it because any other grocery store is more than 30 miles away. So I bought lots of apples and pears and carrots and a lime and this morning I got out the Juice Lady that I shoved into the back of the cabinet after my last juicing experience caused me to have to have my gallbladder out, yep, that one, and I juiced. I love this stuff. I’m just hoping that it will love me back because I no longer have a gallbladder and I’m not sure which other internal organ will take umbrage against my paltry attempt to regain health.

Then three days later, in an attempt to finish up the post I sat down at the computer and knocked out this little gem:

Hmmm…I started this several days ago. I’m not dead yet…and I shipped the Merino/Cashmere sock yarn off to The Loopy Ewe, having procured a couple of boxes. Finally. And I’m juicing.

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Will I ever complete this post?

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Okay, enough of that. I’m alive and trying to get all my hand dyed and hand spun yarns posted to the Etsy shops, a link to my flickr account where I have lots of destash knitting books for sale for cheap, photos taken of the things I’ve finally finished knitting, and a few I’m still working on…in general, what I’ve been up to that qualifies as something one would post in a knitting blog. Sheesh.

I’ve been spinning a lot because, mainly, it’s my peaceful place. Knitting, too, surprisingly. I actually finished a few things.  Since October ’08 I finished a hat for Nick’s boss (no photo), this cute hat for my grandson (waaaaay too small..he grew fast!) and a whole bunch more which I may or may not be able to post photos of.

100_7684Knit with Regia Stretch sock yarn on size 2.5US needles, it really does stretch, but hardly enough to fit Daniel. This is a newbie hat and will be given away when I have someone to give it to.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For young dsc00009Izabelle Millar, born 1/24/09, to a friend. This is knit from handdyed Cashmere yarn, doubled and knit on US5 dpns. She was the right size to wear it…very classy in the hospital nursery.

 

 

 

 

 

 100_8330 Handdyed Superwash Merino, handspun and plied, handknit cowl. I’ve worn this all winter. Cozy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Hat and fingerless mitts knitted for Scott from Berroco ‘Jasper’. Merino. Soft and warm.

 

 

 

 

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Miescha’s slippers, knit from my favorite pattern in Bev Galeskas’ Felted Knits and altered to fit whomever I’m knitting them for. Lamb’s Pride in bright colors and black on the bottom. She likes them. 🙂

 100_74961Felted, pre-shaving. The 15% Mohair in the yarn gives the finished product a whole lot of fuzz. If I recall correctly, she only had me shave the bottoms so she wouldn’t slip around too much.

 

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Manos Silky Merino, doubled. Plain vanilla mitts, seen here getting their thumbs. These are in my coat pocket now, already happily in use. Winter’s almost over and I *finally* have something to wear on my hands outside.

 

 

 

Enough with the knitting. There’s more, but I’m tired of playing with pictures. I need some feedback about something.

I am known, in advertising/marketing parlance, as a ‘late adopter’. I say this to explain why, though I had ample opportunity, I never started a Ravelry group for Perchance to Knit… Maybe I thought that I’d have a party and no one would come. Perhaps I was afraid I wouldn’t do it right. Somehow, I just let it slide. My procrastination has cost me…especially in the sales department. There are handdyers out there just getting started, who’ve jumped into the Ravelry advertising/group thing and are having trouble keeping up with sales.

I know that I need to do the advertising thing. I’m sort of working with someone right now who is helping with the imaging part of the ad. But the group thing…it scares me, frankly. so…if I started a group…would anybody join? What would you like to see happen in the group? As a matter of fact, I actually have a friend who’s a published designer. We’re getting together next week to work on a few things. I could offer some sort of club with patterns exclusive to it…does that work? Help me out here, gang. I’m floundering in waters I’m really unfamiliar with. And, thanks, right up front here. I need all the input I can get.

On another curious note, I want to thank…profusely thank…everyone who’s still voting for Scott in the Quaker State thing. He’s way behind first place but holding his own in second (which he’s perfectly okay with) because of all of you who click and vote regularly. Thank you from Scott!

Juicing is coming along merrily. Haven’t lost any weight, but that wasn’t the point, actually. It was more like, health. And since I’m over the flu, perhaps it’s working.

And that’s all I have for now. If I don’t click ‘Publish‘ right now, this will likely sit for another 6 days.

:::off to knit for a while. Cya!:::

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~ by perchance2knit on March 26, 2009.

4 Responses to “Here’s the post that I started 6 days ago. ’bout time.”

  1. I’d join the group and I’m betting that if a post was made in The Loopy Groupie group on Ravelry you’d have more joiners. There are tons of people who love your yarn! I really want more of the cashmere base…..man that stuff is yum and I want another skein before I knit the one I have….lol, I’m crazy I know! 🙂

    I’m still voting! You know Scott’s video is way better then the guy in first place!

  2. Give your head a shake my friend, when the Yarn Harlot is touting your yarn and others are singing its praises, that is the time to jump on the bandwagon!! Of course, now it is later but “better late than never”. Do you have the yarn to support the ads?? Always an issue I am sure for a one man band so to speak. Keep on keepin’ on! and get the word out there silly!!!!

  3. I’d join too. I’m fairly new to ravelry (oh man, it’s fun and a very dangerous time suck) but I do enjoy the groups. I like the discussions and think it would be fun to see and discuss what everyone is making with your pretty yarn. btw, still voting for Scott. 2nd place still gets you to the races, right? I don’t understand what’s so great about the 1st place guy. Maybe just that it’s a long commute?

  4. Every few weeks I’ve been checking for a Perchance To Knit group on Ravelry! You should definitely start one!

    As what to do in the group, most indie dyer groups have threads with pictures of FO’s made from the yarn and also discussion of favorite colorways. Some groups even have members swapping items.

    If you start one, invite me. I won’t leave you at the party by yourself! 🙂

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