I finally got this up into the shop! This is made from acrylic yarn and is 29in. x 32in. If you’re interested, this is the link. I have a scarf finished, too. I just need to weave in the ends and photograph it.
Things aren’t going to be all pink but someone did give me a ton of pink yarn so I’m stash-busting. After the scarves, I’m thinking maybe some hats? We’ll see how far I get with what I have on hand. I’m trying not to buy any yarn until I’ve used up what I have. More neck warmers will be on the way and maybe some hand/wrist warmers as well. My goal is to get this shop full before the holidays. I like to do needlework to give my brain a rest from writing in-between stories.
I am giving myself days off to rest my hands. The last think I need is to end up with tendonitis again.
This won’t be the final photo for the shop but this blanket is done! It came out 29in x 32in and is made of acrylic yarn so it can stand up to being washed. I’ll be posting it in the shop when I have some nicer pictures to make sure the colors pop.
I’m not sure I want to talk about how I completely forgot I had a yarn bowl and how much easier my life would have been if I’d been using it this entire project…
Anyhoooooo, I was gifted with a bunch of pink yarn and after the last blanket I made, I figured I could add to my shop with more like it. My plan is to use a different shade of pink as a border once I get this main part as long as I want it to be. I did push myself too far and need to rest my hand for awhile but I’ll post more progress pics when I get to the border. It’s gonna be really simple so, it should work up fast and it’ll be in my shop soon!
I know I’ve been pressing the cardio and that’s because I’m able to multitask. I have all these trainings I have to do, writing I need to get done, and needlework to do, I can’t spare the time to do just one thing. I have to get my work out there as much as I can because honestly, much like millions of others, my salary isn’t keeping up with the rising costs of everything. It’s even at the point where if I got a second library job, the fuel costs to get there negate any net profit I would make. So, selling my side work is gonna have to be it.
But the plus side is I made this!
One of my coworkers is going on maternity leave soon so, I made her a blanket as a gift. And I got some of the yarn stash used! Only to get a $50 gift card for my birthday and buy more yarn but hey, I still have my online store. I can put more things there to sell. I dunno about more blankets (since they take a long time to make) but Ill be adding more stuff there soon.
Also, I’m still writing. And posting reviews. I have a stack of reviews to post and plenty of books and graphic novels to review. I’m gonna try and get through these rough times.
I’ve made these neck warmers for friends as gifts and since they loved them so much, I’m adding them to my shop! They’re about 12.5 inches long with a 23 inch circumference and made with acrylic yarn. I only have black right now but more colors are coming!