I have been thinking lately of actually getting a job, but life is funny, and it seems to be easier said than done. Out here in the Black Hills, the economy is very focused on tourist season. It is very, very easy to get a job here between May and September, but it is almost impossible to find a job in winter, especially if you are looking for something non-professional.
So, here I am, with nothing to do but focus on my knitting and fiber projects. And in a turn that I could never have predicted, I have the time, the support, and the space to really go for it.
First, the projects that I have finished:
|A River Runs Through Mitt|
|Double Bump Dishcloth|
|The black bamboo/silk socks from hell.|
The good news with these socks is that I finished the first one this week and started the second. The bad news is that I still need to pick up tiny black stitches along the heel of the second sock. Oh well. All projects have their frustrating points and I'm sure they will turn out beautifully.
|A sweater finally?|
Finally, I submitted my first design proposal this week. I have been designing a cowl and I pitched the pattern to a magazine. We will see if anything comes of this.
Otherwise, for future excitement:
- I will be working on networking in the Black Hills fiber arts scene.
- I am signed up for a wheel spinning class next weekend at Fall River Fibers and my mother might be joining me in that adventure.
- I am teaching myself how to dye yarn with food dyes.
Just some things for readers to look forward to. I have assigned myself a posting schedule of Tuesday and Friday every week, so please tune in!