There was this transitional thing going on, and when you spend the better part of 6 months living in boxes that are sequestered in opposing areas of the city with no proper form of transportation, things can get a little... trying. So, needless to say, I didn't get much of an opportunity over the winter break to produce anything fantastic or post anything related to yarn and one's obsession with it.
Two things before my website can really do the neato thing that it needs to do:
I need all my pieces photographed and the patterns laid out and in PDF form. I am getting a very nice camera at the end of this month, so I'll be able to take proper photos of my pieces and plug them into the patterns.. THEN they will be available on my website.
For anyone inquiring about finished pieces, here's the scoop:
I knitted finished pieces and sold them for, God... 8 years?! I'm getting old... ANYWAY, I digress...
I found that it's not lucrative for me to sell finished pieces, unless I charge a large sum of money. I realize there is a demographic out there for this, but it is not consistent enough. Not to mention knitting the same thing over and over and over again makes me a llittle crazy. The cost of materials alone is enough to make anyone utter the forbidden words, "Um, like... I can TOTALLY buy that at walmart for two bucks, fool."
I understand this. I am a one woman sweatshop. Also, my left wrist has been giving me serious problems these days, so knitting goes much slower and a is actually a bit painful now. It takes me roughly a week to finish smaller pieces, and if I devote my complete time and energy to one, I can do it in a few days... but that's if I don't feed my son, my dog or myself, and foil goes up on the windows and marathons of arrested development and party down ensue. As exciting as ice cream and ramen for a week straight sounds, it's not a pretty sight when I open the front door for the first time in days to let the sunshine in.
This is why I am taking the opportunity to encourage people to pick up the valuable skill of yarnin'. I can share my wealth of knowledge with folks by making my patterns available on my website. It's less expensive for the purchaser, and when one finishes a piece, they can confidently say, "I MADE THIS!" Listen people- ladies AND gents- it could get you laid... just think about it, ok?