The blogger book fair starts tomorrow! are you excited? Are you ready? I’m…. not… lol. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I needed to read and write up reviews & I read one of them, haven’t even started the other, and haven’t written up a review at all. That’s what I’m planning on doing most of today. I’ve been in full swatching mode for most of the last 4 days & I’ve done so much swatching my eyes are cross-eyed. I haven’t worked on a “real” project in so long, I think I’ve forgotten how to. I’m grateful that I’ve had the time to do the swatching & I really look forward to making all those swatches turn into new designs!
So how have I done working on that to-do list? Well, I finished crocheting the wool bags, but haven’t felted them yet – the red (small size) is above. Still haven’t reorganized my side of the bed… my “office” if you will… haven’t come up with a name or published the bag pattern that I’m working on… haven’t caught up listing patterns on patternfish/crochetville (though I did list a couple of them at least & finally had my first sale on the latter site).
I did manage to photo graph & publish the Saturn Storm sock pattern, which was on Ravelry’s “hot right now” list for a few days in position #3 which was very gratifying.
I was really surprised to sell not only a few copies of the socks right away, but the scrap shawl pattern I listed the same day as well. Yay for sales!
I was remiss in posting this photo earlier, last week my mom picked up this for me at her church’s charity yard sale…
She paid $10, which she knew was high but the money goes to the church’s food bank, so it’s for a good cause. There’s an odd skein of sock yarn in here, too.
The garden is slowly starting to produce… it’s so behind this year. We only started miracle growing 3 weeks ago, and with all that rainy weather we were getting… now of course it’s been so hot & humid… but at least we managed to get this last week
This morning we headed out to our (very very small) local farmer’s market & hit a couple of yard sales along the way. Nothing at the first one, but I did manage to scoff up this
for only $1. It’s about 3 pounds of yarn, so I’m very pleased – especially because I had NO white yarn left in my stash for the patriotic afghans, so now I have more! double yay! Unfortunately the farmer’s market was a complete bust – one vendor only, selling flowers…. ;/