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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It has arrived!

I just got my swift and being the fiber obsessed mother that I am putting my little one to bed early (she feel asleep on the couch due to missing her nap today so I just get to move her...) and getting out some sweaters to unravel! Oh the excitement!

Aunt Kathy: She is 2 years old, I will be posting pics whenever she lets me download them from the camera (nap time)... same goes for pics that need to go in my Etsy shop... but that is a different story.

Ruth: Pics to come! Promise!

Gnat: Agian I will get pics up! Promise!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Me and My swift!

Ok, so because we got tax returns back, hubby and I am allowing for a splurge in our spending and each getting a "big" item. So last Sat. I ordered a swift from Ebay. (before I was useing the end of a table that measured 93 inches and just untangled the yarn when it needed to be reskeined...) It *should* come today! I am so waiting for it too! I am holding off on all sorts of yarn reskeining from dyeing until it shows up. Picutes to come as soon as it shows up!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Etsy and Me

Ok, so I am starting a Etsy shop! Don't have any thing actually posted just yet but will very soon (as in the next 2 days). I am really excited about it too! Anyway need to get more stuff ready for it!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

And now doe something completely different!

Ok, so found this today and could NOT help posting it. It is funnily accurate!

See my brainscanner results

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Even more business stuff

Well, I have started doing my money stuff on GnuCash business wise (though really we are only at hobby at this point). I am finding it really easy to work with which is great. Just need to remember to save often due to my little daughters hands seeming to close windows on me at the worse possible moment... I love free software, esp free software that works really well.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Boring Business Stuff

Ok, so I am actually working on a business plan. I intend to actually post the thing on this blog some time next month (hey I am taking a forced break from teaching so I figure I might do this instead.). Anyway found this GREAT site that has all these helps on them. I am going though it all (and my oh my does it take forever!) and have already done the financial stuff for that two months I have been teaching. I am kinda dreading the business plan part of it. I would rather be designing!

In other news, computer is back, or should I say my hubby has set up one of the other 5 computers we own to work with the internet. He still needs his computer fixed though because he has SO much school stuff saved to it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The system is down!

Ok, that is a blatantly stolen from Strong Bad. But I am linking to him so I don’t feel so bad about it.

In other news, MY system is down, as in computer system. Hubbies computer died. This means all the money I have earned thus far is going to the “fix hubbies computer fund” so he doesn’t get behind in Medical School. The really bummer part of this is that because the computer was down I couldn’t schedule with A. C. Moore for classes next month. I am contemplating teaching at Hobby Lobby as well as Michael’s if they will have me.

In even more other news I made yet another free pattern. I don’t have time to post it right now (have to download photos from the camera to Flickr first).

Thank you to Jodie at Jelly Wares for proofing my Scalloped Washcloth pattern.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Knitting class and other business stuff

Well I had knitting class this Sunday and I think it went well. One of the students suggested that I have 2 classes: one for learning to cast on, knit and purl and another about 2 weeks later to learn to bind off. I like this idea and will try it upcoming months of teaching.

I am also working on getting all the crazy bookwork for a business under control. I have started to do double entry accounting on it and organizing the receipts and pay stubs. I hate this part. Love math but this just feels like busy work even though it is important. When I make enough I will invest in something like quicken but sadly that is not the highest on my list of things to obtain.

The Bible study I am in right now has a lot of bookwork in it and I am having issues balancing business and Bible study. On top of that my daughter has quit taking naps almost completely. So knitting and crochet is being pushed to the side yet again... oh well.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Scalloped Dishcloth/Washcloth and other stuff

It seems I have won a contest at Aunt Kathy's Place today. Yippie. I haven't even looked over the patterns yet but I will!

I have been needing to post this pattern for a while. Like a week... no more than a week. Anyway it is here now!

Gauge: Unimportant.

Yarn: I used Sugar N'Cream cotton yarn but acrylic seems to stand up better to my dishes while cotton feels better on my face. Basically use whatever yarn you think will work well.

Hook: I think I used a G but can't remember. Could have been an H. Just use what you are comfortable with.

Scalloped dishcloth/washcloth

ch21 loosely

Row 1: ch1, sc into second ch from hook and into next ch, ch3, *skip next 2 chs, sc in next 3 chs, ch 3*, until last 4 chs, skip 2 chs and sc in last 2 chs.

Row 2: ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, *dc5 in the next ch-3 sp, skip next sc, sc in next sc*, finish row

Row 3: ch 4 (this counts as a dc plus ch 1), turn, skip next dc, sc into next 3 dc, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc*, until last 2 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in last sc.

Row 4: ch 3 (this counts as a dc), turn, 2 dc in same st, skip next sc, sc in next sc, *dc5 in the next ch-3 sp, skip next sc, sc in next sc*, until last 2 sts, skip next sc, 3 dc in last dc.

Row 5: ch 1, sc into the next dc, ch 3, * skip next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc, ch 3*, until last 5 sts, skip 3 sts, sc in last 2 dc.

Row 6: ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, *dc5 in the next ch-3 sp, skip next sc, sc in next sc*, finish row

Repeat rows 3 through 6 until almost desired length.
Repeat rows 3 & 4.
Finishing row: ch 1, sc into the next dc, ch 3, * skip next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc, ch 3*, until last 5 sts, skip 3 sts, sc in last 2 dc.

I have not yet had someone test the pattern (meaning if there is a mistake I don't know aboutr it.) So if something is wrong please tell me in a comment or something!

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