Meet Carolyn, a knitwear designer from Ontario, Canada. We talk about our experience at the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic as well as the show’s regular features.
Finally, a decent quality camera, but the lighting is still junk. It does get better in later episodes though!
I’m writing this today because I have to. It says it right here in my planner. See?
Right there. Monday the 8th. Blog. And I really don’t mean this in a bad way or in a sense that I don’t want to talk to you. Blogging is such a great medium and I love how easy it is for me to express my thoughts and I really do love it. The only issue with it is that it’s easily forgotten if you don’t make time for it, or if you don’t use your planner..
I’ve let my planner use fall by the wayside while my shop was down. It wasn’t because I didn’t have anything to put in it or any plans to make. It was more that the planner was a reminder of how far behind I was with everything PenguinSoup, so I simply avoided it. I buried my head in the sand like another flightless bird and pretended it didn’t exist. I actually lost my planner for a short time! And if you know me at all, that this is hugely uncharacteristic.
As I’ve put the effort into getting my shop off the ground again I’ve found that I cannot live without my planner again. In fact, I might have to go back to one for personal and my A5 for business again. It’s my lifeline and my way of life at the same time. It hold my work schedule (which is random) and I can base my weekly shop duties around that. If I didn’t plot out my weeks like this there would never be any updates (not like there have been lately). My planner also holds my long terms o dos, goals, dye inspiration, bills, ect.
Now that everything is working cohesively again, I feel like I’ll be able to have something that more resembles a schedule than a chance happening. Here’s a quick run down of what to expect. I’m going to try it for February and March and see how it goes.
- Updates bi-weekly. Every 1st and 3rd Friday at 3pm EST.
- A Vlog style video bi-weekly on the Sunday following the Update.
- A Podcast bi-weekly on weeks without an update.
- Blog posts every Wednesday and on Mondays without an update.
- A bi-weekly Monday newsletter on weeks with updates.
I look forward to blogging again Wednesday.
Crochet beard hat
Grandma’s Favourite Dish cloth
Lakeshore Shawl by Glenna C
Hopsalots by Tiny Owl Knits
Despicable Spirals by PenguinSoup
An Endless Spell of Misery
62.5% Merino/25% Tussah Silk/ 12.5 Baby Alpaca
Ipsy Bag from January
Between the Buried and Me show and sweater
Stockinette Zombies Knitpocalypse
Vendor show Saturday, June 4
Deadpool/Evil Dead Musical./ Walking Dead
Poll Questions with Prizes
Yarn base renaming with prizes
Club going out with extra goodies
Clubs postponed until I can guarentee I can ship on time. Look for news this summer.
Next Update: Friday, February 5th at 3pm est.
Miho from PenguinSoup
Step Mom Socks
Yarn from Hiwassee Creek
Jay Walker pattern from Ravelry
Punk’n from PenguinSoup
Pattern from Tiny Owl Knits
Pattern specified needle size
Knit Picks yarn
pattern specified needles
Pattern from Harry Potter Knits
Bought a Car
Going to apply to vend at Knitpocalypse
Why yes, I am still alive. I know it was hard to tell from the random, horribly advertised updates and the sporadic podcasts. So yes, this is another update post because I figured it was about time to fill you in on my goings on and sadly there hasn’t been a lot of knitting. I’ve lost the itch and am having a hard time relaxing with knitting because I should/could be working.
First off, I’ve switched locations at EB and the one I’m at now may have more hours but it’s in flux. We’re waiting for an employee to become assistant manager and when that happens we can have a standard schedule. If the assistant manager comes from a different store or out of company then it goes back into flux. Hopefully in the next few weeks the schedule can become a bit more standard and we can have regular VKN’s again.
I’ve started seeing someone and that’s taken up a bit of time, like new relationships do. But work and yarn are taking over because I have plans for the future and need to save up.
I had an awesome yarn event at True North Yarn Co. in Barrie, Ontario. I was on the news and met a lot of great people and sold some squishy yarn. They’d like me to come back in October for I Love Yarn Day and I can’t wait as this event was great exposure and they are an amazing bunch of people to work with. They’ve officially become the first store to carry my yarns and they will have a mix of colourways and a few exclusive self striping colourways but will carry mostly tonal and some variegated.
I’m just kind of generally stressed and overworked and really cannot wait to have a regular schedule so I can plan weekends and have a rest for myself. I really miss a schedule and could also really use a maid for a weekend… and a pedicure and a massage, maybe a nice bottle of wine and a movie night. Or maybe, just maybe, to be bitten by the knitting bug again. Winter is coming and I should have my summer tank top finished before then, and maybe a sweater too.
Look for some delayed ipsy bag reviews, news on VKNs, and regular updates coming soon!