Thursday, May 8, 2008
|Well enough of whining. Spent some time researching online accounting programs last night. I found only 2 (quickbooks and epeachtree) that are fairly inexpensive. All the remaining programs start at $99 and up. Interesting.|
(This is a photo of the single point needle rack and the Cascade Sierra Yarn. Looks very neat and clean, yes? )
In the store the April and May slow down is well on its way. Knitters are usually also gardeners and the spring fever hits. Toward the end of May and into June I expect business to pick up again. but we've got a lot of work caught up around the store.
On the right is Lorna's Laces Swirl Chunky, then Cascade 220 Superwash, and you can't see them but on the far end is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, and Cascade Fixation. On the left is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky. Lots of it !! They all have links on my yarn page.
Sarah my employee of a number of years has moved on. She's getting married and moving into Coos Bay. My new employee kind of fell into my hands. A friend is staying with me and after about a month fell in love with this quiet pokey little lake side town of Lakeside. Janene refused to just sit on her laurels. After a few weeks of staring me down over the counter insisting I put her to work, she is flying through pulling orders and the store has never looked so neat and organized. Well, except for my desk!
Don't look too close!! There have been times when it has been worse!
Thank you and welcome to Lakeside, Janene!!
Today I hope to work on the details of the Toddler Vest. The pattern is done and proofed. I'm arranging pictures and layout in my InDesign software. Looks like I need one more photograph, the measurements on the schematic and to detail out the abbreviations. Cross your fingers! It was a fun vest to knit. I've knit a total of 5 of these now, and my Mom test knitted another. She keeps asking me what I'm going to do with all these vests!! Heck, I don't know! But who cares, they were just so much fun to knit!
Gotta go! Finished my first cup of coffee, and it is time to slip out to excercise before beginning another day in the store!
Posted by Angelika at 6:59 AM
Thursday, May 1, 2008
It has been 1 month! My hope to post weekly has not worked out. When I get a free moment, I spend it with my nieces who now live with their Dad on our property. They are a lot of fun, and as you can imagine from a 7 and a 12 yr old, things are hoppin' !!
This vest is for the 7 year old. She tried on the large size from the pattern I'm working on and it fit her exactly as a size "one size too small" should have. She liked the vest and thought maybe it was for her. So I had her pick a color, and I knit a larger size. This size took 3 balls. I have notes on it, but it won't be included the pattern.
I had hoped to photograph this vest with Aurora wearing it. But as each day goes by, the chances keep going by. Maybe this weekend, as I'd like to have a picture of her wearing it.
A local knitter said she'd like one in her size, so maybe the next pattern will be an adult version of this vest. I also put a tie closure on this vest. I will include notes on tie, snap and button closures in the pattern. Mom has finished test knitting and boy did she find errors. It was really embarrassing. Just goes to show I have tooooo much on my plate!! Oh, but I really LOVE designing and writing patterns!
So cold still here on the coast. A beautiful sunrise that last about 5 minutes and the clouds too over! I am so ready for some sort of summer!
This is the eastern view from the edge of our yard.
Tomorrow is my youngest's birthday! 22 years old. Oh mi gosh!! She's in Portland attending the Portland Art Institute. Now doesn't that sound like a dream school! It is really hard for her, but she says she wouldn't have it any other way. She lives in downtown Portland. Wow. What an experience for a young person!
'til next time!!
Posted by Angelika at 7:18 AM