Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jackets, slippers and oh deer!

Has it really been 2 weeks? I was trying to make posting to my blog a Sunday routine.
These 2 children have been hanging around the house ever since our dog went to doggy heaven. Mom is usually closeby. This morning, as I was knitting and drinking coffee the one in front walked up to the front door and was looking in the window. The window is about 3.5 feet wide and 5 feet tall next to the door. He (she??) was looking right in the window at me. I sure wondered what was going thru his mind! This photo above was taken thru the glass door that is located at the corner of my desk, in the store. Sure would've loved to take a photo of him looking thru the front door tho!!

Last Saturday, the 8th, was a very relaxing day at my Fiber Arts Meeting. One of these times, I will remember to take the camera. It is nice to sit at the back of the room and let others run the show. Although, my mouth has a habit of opening up and offering up comments maybe a little too often.

Sunday...oh yea....Sunday the 9th was in the 90s here on the coast. And with our humidity it felt much hotter. But since we so rarely have days like this I was loving every minute of being able to wear my summer clothes and my muscles were really loving the relaxing feeling of the heat. That kind of heat and humidity reminds me of our cruizes and visits to the Carribean and that will always bring a sense of relaxation. But last Sunday, I set my LK150 knitting machine up in the living room, in front of the 2 large picture windows and worked on a little short sleeve jacket for my youngest niece for Christmas. She has a pale-blush complexion and soft red hair. Green is a super color for her. She's 7 years old. The yarn is Cascade Sierra. I have another to do for her sister, who has brunette hair and red is her best color. I was going to use the Chili Pepper color for her, which is a Quatro color in the Sierra line, except that I sold all the hanks on the shelf, so am now waiting to get another order in.
Friday afternoon in the store, which is our Open Table Meeting, continues with smaller groups. Knitters/Crocheters are still enjoying the last days of the summer. Smaller groups is good too, for I am able to sit and knit with them. Friday I worked on my Full Slipper (Lorna's Laces pattern) in Navy. Slippers are so much more comfortable than shoes, and knit/crocheted slippers in the store are totally doable! (PS: The pattern has you cast on and knit to the toe, slightly felt them, then pick up stitches and knit a cuff. I didn't want that ridge under the cuff. So I cast on with kitchen cotton, knit a few rows and changed to the slipper yarn. After slightly felting it, I shouldn't have any trouble picking those stitches back up and removing the cotton. OR!! I can cast on for the cuff, knit the cuff and graft it to the sock. The pattern doesn't do this, but how many knitters actually knit a pattern without changing it!)

Found out last weekend that I have 12,000 shopping cart scripts that are old on my web site. And they stopped working! So for 48hrs, no one was able to place an order. YIKES !! My shopping cart people were able to make a patch to make them work, but they told me I'd better get started replacing them all. So one by one, I'm working on the web pages. IF anyone has told you a webstore is easier than a brick-n-morter store, they have never done both! I have both. It is MUCH easier to open a new box of yarn, make a pretty sign, knit a fun swatch and arrange a new display, than it is to build and maintain a single web page just for that yarn! Oh well. Would I change my profession......uh duh NOPE!!
Back to work! Hope you have a great week!

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