|Child's Classic Raglan Pullover by Jane Richmond|
Little Man's birthday sweater is done. It's had all its ends woven in, it's been washed and blocked, and it's ready to wear. Here's my next project: Gemini.
I'm ALMOST done with the body. I have about 24 rows (in my estimation) to finish on the bottom, and then on to the sleeves! The pattern doesn't actually call for sleeves, but since I'm making it out of merino, instead of a linen blend, sleeves would be more fitting. Besides, I still have a LOT of skeins left, and I hate having unused yarn.
So, here's more secrets for you: the major ones. For those of you who actually know me personally, you know about my day job - not exactly my favorite. Well, over the course of the past year, not only have I suffered from depression (now on anti-depressants and in counseling to combat it) but my hubby and I have discussed starting a business. Now, here's where it gets good: specifically, we've talked about a yarn shop. We know where we want to open, what we want to carry (within certain limitations - some of our favorites, some local yarn and fiber, and some things that we're not fond of but think will sell well), and about how much we think it will cost. The only thing stopping us from packing up and moving and starting it (it would be a couple of hours from where we currently live) is the money. No, I'm not asking you to send us anything (although we wouldn't say NO :D ) but I'm just sort of "letting the cat out of the bag." We're starting slow, getting all our ducks in a row. We're gathering some more information, getting some of the hard work on the back-end lined up (web presence in particular) and slowly working on it. This is one of those "need to finish" items on our list.
This was not a path we would have chosen. In my last job, a supervisor told me I should start my own business, which I adamantly refused. I didn't want that responsibility. Now, I think it's something I'm willing to take on. God has His own timing, and it's not ours. There is always something to do, no matter how dark it gets or how many doors seem to close. I will keep you posted on the progress of things regarding this. We will let you know when things finally settle and come together.
This year holds a lot of promises and plans for us. How about you?