Well I am home recovering from a wild 3 day show at the Landmark Center in St Paul Minnesota - It was the best show I have had to date - I am just about out of socks so will have to get busy cranking again.
When I was little there seemed so much time and days moved slowly by -and now the days and weeks just fly by - Hard to believe that we are into the middle of July. Wish there were more days in the week. or may hours in the day. But then I would just need more . I am trying to balance my free time between weaving scarves, making socks and working in the yard.
I did finish a batch of socks this week and am getting set to do another - Spent time yesterday winding cones. And then this morning I planted a few more cactus. Since moving to Arizona I am having to learn a lot about what grows with out water- I have spent way to much money on plants that do not want to survive but I am getting smarter.
Well I am have all those cones calling me to get busy so I am off to crank some socks.
My silent partner :)
I have discovered much to my delight that I can crank socks much faster while listening to an audio book rather than trying to watch TV. Until I started working at Amazon I had never considered a Kindle - how silly was that. I love my Kindle Fire and my audio books I buy from Amazon/Audible. The stories keep me working longer and I really think faster. Henry of course loves to listen as well. He seems to prefer a good mystery/ Anyhow thought I would give a little credit to my Kindle.
Well this week I have been busy checking out the best way to get noticed in www . I have actually worked on my Facebook page something I swore I would never do. I am not sure if I really like all this time we spend texting searching and posting - might be better to get unplugged and go play . But here I am ------ I am going to have get back to work cranking out socks. I need to get some more "Not your Father's socks" for men done and of course I can never have too many women's socks. It looks like we will finally get rain here for the 4th of July so i will be house bound when the humidity goes up - I think I read that we have only had .6 inches of rain since January. But my cactus is blooming again so (I do water it occasionaly)
As soon as I had finished creating Bjs Hand-cranked-Socks I sent it off to friends to look over, And with all their help I have corrected spelling and grammar and added more pictures in a slide show to my Socks page. If I don't say so myself things are looking very nice - Later this week I need to learn about getting the site to the search engines- at present it is only the people I tell about it that can find it but....with a little luck by next week it should show up in Google.
Speaking of friends , I sure fell down the right chimney when I moved into this neighborhood. Terre and Mike who live across the street have taken me under their wings, and I am grateful everyday for there caring and support. It is Mike who is my star today. My Wee Woolie socks have a lot of elastic in them and need to be stretched and blocked after washing. I had purchased a pair of small sock blockers but being that they were rather expensive . I tried to use them as a pattern for cardboard ones. However the cardboard gets wet and it did not take long till they were too flimsy to work. Along came Mike and he cut and sanded 10 wooden pair for me. What a guy!!!!
Well I finally did it only about 2 years after I promised myself I would , but whose counting. It was not until I moved to Tucson that I realized I either had to up my sock prices to cover flying North to colder climates to peddle my sock or sell on line. I could I suppose buy less yarn and and make fewer sock but that is like a drinker telling you he is going to cut back.
I get so excited with the Spring yarn clearances - who could resist 30 - 50 percent off - Or I love the the more you buy the bigger the discount (just look at how much money I saved) - Ah well I suspect everyone has their little addictions.(chocolate, paperback romances, shoes?). It is a constant battle to fight the urge- I am determined to be strong. I have to admit that I am at times very weak - I can not allow myself in a yarn shop. I lose all control. I can fight the urge to own all the yarn I see if it is just a picture but if I get to hold it in my hands - I am lost.