Finished Blanket!

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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.

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Needlework Update

wp-1651889815505I’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!

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July 4th weekend recap

Ma went back into the hospital on Friday night. I’m of the (correct) assumption there is going to be a lot of this in and out with hospitals which is why I didn’t furiously post about how much I was freaking out on Friday. While Mom is still in the hospital, she is in there because they will (rightly) not release her till the shingles rash has healed. She’s also getting a CAT scan on her lungs to see how the tumors are progressing. The nurses are being SUPER awesome and keeping me in the loop. I need to get them candy. XD

On the subject of money, I have decided I am going to close my Etsy store. Not right NOW but in the future when I own website has more traffic (meaning I can update it regularly). I’m working on having my own storefront of stories to sell, which will take time, but that got me thinking: If I’m going to have a storefront to sell my stories, why can’t I sell my needlework there, too!? I’m already paying for a domain and hosting so there’s no sense in me paying Etsy fees on top of that and making the CEO of Etsy rich while I don’t sell a thing. It would also give me the option of listing needlework when I darn well please and not have to worry about my shop standing empty or items expiring. I’ll still shop at Etsy because I believe it’s important to support handmade and indie artists and authors but I think I’d save money selling on my own. :/

Like I said, I don’t plan on doing this anytime soon. I have plenty of items there to keep the store presentable and there’s a bunch of legal stuff I have to do to close the Etsy store and set up my own site as a real business so I can pay my taxes and all that good stuff. I am WAY too cute to go to jail for tax evasion. 0.0 But I think this would be MUCH more cost effective for me and allow me to focus on my writing with less guilt about ignoring the 50 other hobbies I have. XD

I’ll be making this transition very slowly as I need to concentrate on getting as many short stories up to sell as possible. Think I can join the Million Club? I sure as hell am gonna try. XD One crazyassed story at a time. 😉