Sorry for the hiatus. After getting in about 5:00pm on Monday evening from Virginia I have been catching up on the usual after show work. I have also been feeling worn down from all the social contact and needed a little recharge break. I am naturally introverted and while I do love meeting knitters at shows and online, I do get overloaded at times and need to step back briefly. If that isn’t enough to do me in, then the sheer physical exhaustion of doing 6 shows in 7 weeks definitely finished the job.
I am not totally caught up on paperwork from the last two shows yet. I have more pressing tasks to get done first because while we do have a couple weeks home before SAFF, that goes by pretty quick, and some of the paperwork can always be done later. I would rather get it done as I go so the job is smaller but sometimes that is just no possible. I have to remember to be flexible sometimes. I have some dyeing to get done for one thing. We are low on some stock and I hate to run out of popular colors. I also have to go and get my trailer break system serviced. We discovered Sunday night after hooking up the trailer to the truck that it wasn’t working. I don’t know for sure if the problem is in the controller that is installed in the truck, the wiring, or the actual brakes on the trailer. Maybe it’s a combination of things. So anyway that will take a day in itself, since we have to empty the trailer and take it in to be serviced.
A tiny amount of knitting did occur since my last report. I finished the first Hedgerow Mitt and started the second. I was worried that my yarn supply might run short so I weighed the mitt and the remaining ball. Both are 35g. Yep, exactly. It is going to be close, but there are some places where I can fudge it, so I am not TOO worried.
Okay, I really need to get some work done today so I need to cut this off but I will leave you with some pictures from the Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia 2011.
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Hope that you are feeling recharged soon!
Thanks! I am getting there. Dyed some yarn today and working on website server and email switch over. Gah!
Just dyeing the yarn and working the shows would be enough to tire a person, but the travel has to be exhausting. Sending revitalizing vibes your way.
P.S. Is it silly that I internally squee every time I spot the shawl I knitted in one of your pictures? :)
Thanks, I am feeling better. A few nights of sleep in my own bed have done the trick. I do love traveling but weeks on end can make you long for a break, which I am now enjoying. I see you have been doing some fun traveling as well. Your trip to Maine sounded like it was so fun! I would dearly love to go on a whale watch one of these days. I have had an affinity for marine mammals since I was a little girl. I read about them obsessively and for awhile thought I wanted to be a marine biologist. Heh. No it is not silly! I do the same thing when I see something that customers have knit with my yarn, LOL! The shawl has been a hit. Thanks again for doing it. Would you be interested in doing it again sometime?
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Absolutely! I’ll be in touch.
I highly recommend a whale-watching trip. This was the third one we’ve been on. The next one is in Hawaii! :)