Well Rice Harvest Fest was a total bust. I sold one item and then it poured on Sunday so, we were forced to pack it in. My sister sold 5 small items and one of her aprons. Needless to say, the economy sucks and it is hurting small businesses. Now I saw the news last night and they said small businesses are doing better...Fing liars! It isn't good at all.
I am having to rethink my business strategy and whether or not Drooling Over Yarn will continue. I love my job but, it is getting harder and harder to sit and watch it not make a dime.
I had several people ask me over the weekend where I get my yarns from...my answer...my wholesaler. How do they expect me to answer? I am telling them the truth, my yarns come from my wholesaler. No one else. I guess they wanted the name but, that is none of their business.
I am battling a nasty stomach virus that seems to be going around. Yep, it is just me, I get all the crap over here. I am trying to remedy that situation...I have a whole new vitamin regimen I am taking. Gary looks at me while I pull all of my pills out of my pill case. I am out of two of them right now and I am waiting for them to make it here. I ordered them and they aren't cheap but, it is helping out my niece, Meagan. She now sells Amway. My niece, Sabrina sells Avon so, I buy my makeup from her. I wish someone would buy yarn from me.
I had bought my niece, Kate a sock loom I found at JoAnn's last week. I gave her some hand painted yarn to go with it. I will be buying another sock loom for Meagan since she looked like she was interested in it. :) If it will help them get interested in knitting, I will do whatever I have to to make it work. Knitting saves.
After I finish my mitts for the charity, and send them off, I will be finishing up Gary's socks. I am on the second one and in my misery, I knitted on it yesterday and managed to get really far. I am so shocked about this. I looked at it last night and honestly I don't remember working on the thing at all. Call me crazy but, I guess I did do it since I am the only one who knits around here.
I am going to knit myself a sweater this year. There I said it...that is my plan. I have to go find a pattern that I like and I will be working on the thing. I want something nice. I have to find my software for sweaters. I have it and I will plug in my measurements to figure out how much I will need to cast on and how much yarn I will need. I want to pick a design I actually like for the body of the sweater that won't make me look bigger than I am. I plan to knit it in my favorite color of purple. :)
When I dig my camera out of my purse, I will take a picture of Gary's gigantic socks. They are freaking huge.