Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Styrofoam Heads

I bought three new wig heads, and I have earmarked several objects to take tomorrow. I stopped by Office Depot and picked up a couple folders, some yellow pads, some tags and nice Sharpies to work with.
I'll take the4th of July hat, which depresses me now that it nearly killed Otis, and the glass lamp which is a danger to our household, and all kinds of odds and ends. I have three baby sets made up, the display hands, and the Marie Antoinette wig which will just be an eyecatcher. Boy will it be! I hope I remember my camera!

Working Very Hard

I am not only knitting but also trying to make a mental note of what I want to display to catch people's eye and make them long madly for my knits. I am in dire need of wig heads, those little price tags and time. Time! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day. Great.What a day to start a business. Maybe not a 'business' but certainly my favorite thing, 'busy-ness'.
I am going to the bank at 8am, for depositing purposes. I have to be at work at noon. Had a weird dream about work, too, which is not normal. I hope I feel better than I did last week. Stomach all asunder!
Part of it is, the more I eat the worse I feel. If I can stay with fruits, veggies and lean meats I will be much happier.
Painted my nails OPI Vampire State Building, which is a grand color. I need to fill them but, it's the time factor again. I drove home from MO yesterday and by the time I got back I was tired and not wanting to do a lot.
Bug is having back surgery in four to five weeks....ugh. He's a mess. I can't even go into what a mess!
I need to throw on sweats and a hat- the green and purple one- to run to the bank. Money money money.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I'm trying as hard as I can to get some knitting done. It's fun, but I feel the pressure.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


More things to do- call in scripts, pay bills, write stuff down, knit knit knit....Rob's getting the boy set, since he'll be getting a boy! Yay! I'll make a pink and maybe another blue, and of course the booties are so easy and quick.
Really, I have no idea if people need hand knit things. I know people like hats when it's cold.
It's raining. Windy. Warm. Spring!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Plans Afoot

I am knitting and looking around to see how I can make my display awesome. I think I'll take out a shelf, maybe, depending on how much room there is once I start working on it. I am thinking of the hanging my sister made for the background, and doilies. Lots of doilies.
I love the idea of finding my niche. I don't know for sure if this is it. I hope so.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Five Shelves

I am happy to report that I paid for my five shelves at Yesterday and Today Antiques, where my fine knits will soon be showcased. I have plans for things to decorate my shelves, and I hope this is going to be so much damn fun! And profitable. I saw some hats- simple ones for 9.95. Mine are so much more practical and cute. I hope to get some pics, and I'm planning on putting things out starting April 1st. I can hardly wait. I see tons of stuff that will go. Cute stuff!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I am working on a scarf in a checkerboard pattern for Ben. I hope it's as cool as I think it will be.
I am half through Pam's Tam. I love pink and green. I am slugging through the cowl- which I hope I wont need for six months or more. The bamboo needles are new and not smooth. It's kind of not my best looking knitting, and I really think it's the new needles. My old hat knitters are shiny and worn. My big hat circulars are metal and they are smooth. I might look into getting more. Who knows? I have plenty of knitting stuff. I need to secure a source of income from my knitting and keep at it. I love these hats though, they are so cute.
Tried some crocheted flowers, and they are so cute. I think I can get really wild with them. Going to put them on a thin green scarf, to wear with a sweater or even a tee. So cute, I can't wait to get started, and here I am trying to clean house. I thinned the closet of 20's and 18's. Found some pants that fit again! Yay! Black pants are most my wardrobe.
I like my little house.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Big Plans

I am hoping to find my niche in this big scary world. I talked to a friend of mine about the possibility of renting a booth in Broken Arrow to sell my knits! I am so filled with the sense of possibility. I hope against hope that I can do something amazing!
I feel on some levels I have definitely reached an ability to make sale-worthy items. My hats are splendid! I think funky, off-the-wall stuff will appeal to some people. Girls! Young ones. Fingerless gloves are so cute. No one can resist them.

Friday, March 19, 2010


I am making a pink and green hat for Pam. Ben's getting a scarf; I've been thinking a long time of something special for him, and something practical but really cool, he can be proud to wear. Not something you shove under the car seat until winter lowers a couple inches of ice on you. I think of anyone i made things for, the Dr. Who Scarf was the most coveted. And, though everyone was grateful I know some of my hats and scarves weren't on the list of what I want most! i enjoyed every stitch. I adored making things. There were good moments last year. And some bad ones. Knitting was in all of them.
Green hat and booties, testing to see if I could reproduce the pattern from memory...close but no cigar!
Looking for the perfect manly scarf for red black and brown.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


What a great feeling to deposit a bit of cash earned by my needles. Of course, it brought more hats to the list. I didn't know what to charge at all. I started with five bucks per hat and she said, no, how bout twenty for both of them. I was delighted. That's about three dollars in taxes. I will need to keep records. I guess. Does this mean yarn is a write-off? expense. I don't know, that's why I never do anything, it's too much trouble.
There is a threat of snow this weekend. Blech.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Two Left

So far, anyway, two last hats on the list- this is by far not official, as I plan on bumping into people and thinking, I'm making her a hat. This has already happened, as I realized Emily M does need one. I wasn't thinking of making hats for people I don't work with, mostly because in my line of work it might look like some kind of weird conflict of interest. Plus, I plan on selling them!
Working on bootie in spring green. Made the hat yesterday. I could make 4 baby hats on my days off. Or two booties and hats. I don't know! I think it's going to be fun, pushing a little to see if I improve any.
Don't get me wrong, I have gotten better compared to the early days. Whew! I wonder I dared give a scarf away. But that's the only reason I got better. I need a goal.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I wake up Sunday mornings and check Post Secret first thing. Gets my Friday started right.
I'm thinking of quitting smoking again.
I'm thinking of starting my own business.
I'm thinking of a lot of things. I hope I can do something more.
Finished Nancy's cowl, fitted the MoHat on Brandon and got past the rib of Amelia's hat.

Friday, March 12, 2010

MoHat Fini!

Well- I hope it works. I think it will. I love the color, which did not show up in the picture. It's a lovely violet, not washed out blue as it appears. I started Amelia's pink and green- just barely have it cast on, starting the first row. In the middle of Nancy's and unraveled my cowl to start a new one on a new set of bamboo needles which may be great. I don't know. It's all a crap shoot!
The maroon hat for Pam looks better on the dummy than in person. Hope her daughter has a small head!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nancy's Cowl

I am working away diligently. As with the other couple cowls I made, I wonder about the diameter...I think it's about right. Just have to make it long enough to work into a hood. Really, they are great to wear. I might make mine over, it's very good yarn, just a bit wide.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Paying Gig

Finished the brown slouch hat and started the one that will be red black and tan. I hope she likes them. I'm pleased with the brown one, still need to tuck in all the ends.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Oh, woe is me! The Mo Hat, for my favorite mohawk wearing tech Brandon is being...difficult. Upside, nearly finished with the gloves for Mara, (Just need to sew in thumbs) sitting here with the yarn picked out for Pam's hats- one shades of brown, the other burgundy black and maybe beige. But, though the little hat knitter circulars are sitting here on my laptop, I still look at the mohat- which looks like a weird train wreck off needles, sitting in the basket with a bunch of other stuff.
I think I need to do some revamping. I had the idea to make flame-like points which would narrow to the top of the head and come together like...I dunno. Like something that would let Brandon's magnificent 'hawk shine through.
Lost a yellow dpn and then found it. I am so pitiful!
We had performance artist David Garibaldi at the casino last night. He was amazing!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gracie's Hat

The simple blue and white hat made Gracie's day and mine.
Started Brandon's Mo hat, trying to cast on Mara's other freakin' glove, and Pam asked me to make 2 hats for her daughter who lives up in the north country. Busy busy busy!
I have been happy knitting. I am so glad I have a craft that is practical, pretty and transportable. I can't rave on the subject enough!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Finished Jessica's hat, a hat for Brad the tech and the blue and white for Gracie. Made some little green booties because I only had green with me and had a brainstorm for some black heavy metal baby booties- might be really cute!
Still working on Mara's gloves......finished with one except for the thumb.
The FF scarf, well that's ongoing project I turn to when I don't have anything else on my needles. It's hideous~looks nothing like the pattern! But, it's a learning experience and I don't think I could do anything else with that fine baby yarn.