I’m feeling good.
The booklet is out and is actually selling. I know that Knit Purl sold over 20 copies in the past three days, so I’m not as down and worried as I was. You try being not being down and worried after being told over and over again that there are numerous sock book(let)s out there and that knitters probably won’t notice another one.
Not so good. But, hah, Socks is only 4 booklets behind Shibui Luxury (well, where I work), and Luxury is knitter’s eye candy in every sense of the phrase.
Anyway. Deep breath. Vacation is commencing nicely. I spent most of the weekend (barring some time at Ikea, g-d help me) relaxing, lounging, and just catching my breath. The last eight months have been brutal. Mostly I worked on two things (but don’t tell Shibui):
Tegan’s Ishbel was obviously numero uno on my list, because she’s arriving tomorrow!! Squee. My sister and niece are arriving sometime around 2:3o and I am just beside myself. My inner Girl Scout has planned all sorts of activities and cool treats. It’s going to be awesome. And I’m going to take copious photographs.
Expect to see some. Or, rather, lots.
Including (hopefully) Tegan actually wearing her Ishbel. I really hope she likes it!
I feel I must issue a friendly knitterly advisory. And maybe alert the DEA. I just cast on my first project using Lima (last night) and could barely make myself put it down long enough to finish the Ishbel. Sparkly. Pink. Ishbel. Looking at my template, that should express volumes. This stuff is THE crack. I’m kind of afraid of what will happen when I run out… Will I DT?
Maybe this is a sign that I need to stash some more…
The fact that I’m even thinking that is probably not a good sign.
And I thought Malabrigo was bad.
Wait. Can you hear that? It‘s calling to me. I gotta go.