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I am going to have to be a lean, mean, knitting machine because guess what friends and neighbors – I got my first order today! I was so overjoyed to see that there were over 15 orders in my inbox that it didn’t occur to me what they could all possibly want. Should I let the Dramatic Chipmunk prepare you for my revelation?
RUFFLE SCARVES!……28 MORE RUFFLE SCARVES!!!!
I hope you all won’t get tired of me, blogging about my struggle with the great ruffle yarn. I have to say that it is great to be bringing money home from my knitting, giving Trevor a little extra cash could never be a bad thing.
So onward I go, putting aside the adorable baby hat and jumper to get down and dirty with some ruffle scarves. Keep in touch, please try not to get too bored with me and remember – while I am working with the ruffle yarn I am dreaming of all the amazing things I am going to do when I am done!
Congratulations!!! Big, beaming grins coming your way from NJ!
go, girl go!
so great to earn with something you produce… even when it’s ruffle scarves 🙂
I am so excited! 🙂
“There will be sunshine after rain” 🙂
Yay! Orders! Whoop!
Booo! More ruffles!
I think this must be an endurance test – you’ll pass with flying (ruffle-y) colours!
Of course we won’t get bored 😉 give us all a couple of ruffle scarves and we’ll use them as cheerleader’s pom-poms and cheer you on! 😛
P.S. I was never too cool for school. Or even cool enough fir school. Now I’m just too old! (Thank God)
Ha! Too old is a joke right?
Yay orders! BOO ruffles is right! I think that it is a great thing to get my stuff out there to start with, but good googly moogly it is exhausting!
Worst part is I went to the Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair on Saturday and bought all this wonderful fiber and yarn and I cannot PLAY with it. *deep, calming breaths*
No joke, I’m only a year or two younger than you, so though it seems like yesterday, school is more like 9 years ago (scary isn’t it?)!
Just think of the fibre as your reward 😉
I know! I snuck away last night at, I dunno, three in the morning just to draft and spin just for a little bit. I swear I couldn’t sleep just laying there in bed without going to play a little. 😉
I know what you mean. When I’ve got a deadline to meet it can be really hard to switch off and go to sleep. I usually try to read or watch a bit of inconsequential telly 😃
I can’t just sit and watch tv without knitting, and my reading is just as obsessive as my knitting! What is a girl to do? 😦
I tend to watch mindless telly like Casualty (a bit like a less glamorous UK version of E.R.) or a detective drama and knit through that! The amount of knitting and how complex it is varies depending on the complexity of the plot!
I agree. I like to put on hideously bad horror movies, the tempo keeps me knitting pretty quickly but the movie is so awful I never feel inclined to look up. I tried documentaries but I ended up watching them – no go. I also LOVE my audiobooks when I am doing something complex, nothing to look at but always a little bit of background noise.
Whoa! What a diatribe!
I like to knit while watching a very English detective series called Midsummer Murders (think it might be called Inspector Barnaby overseas) which has such silly plots that they are unintentionally hilarious. Either the plot is so daft and obvious that you know whodunit within the first 10 mins or so or so convoluted that even when it has been explained you’re still confused! So it doesn’t really matter if you’re not paying attention!
YAY. Seems like you may have found your niche. I am hoping that you have a realistic charge? Congratulations.
Realistic? Hmm…well, no. Not really. The scarves are going for $10.00 a piece – a price that will be locked in until November 30th.
However I have sent Look Books with pics of all the other things I can make without ruffles and they are getting a really good response. People are asking about custom colors and different designs. Even a few people have found things on Pinterest that they are seeing if I could make for them.
Either way, this is a good staring point and the word of mouth has been pretty amazing. Why I didn’t think of this sooner I will never know 🙂
A lot of times people have to let things happen. I am really pleased for you that things are progressing. 🙂
They are, and I am working very hard to keep that in mind while I am on my 5 pair of fishnet…I mean ruffle scarves 😉
Good for you. Xxx At least they are not too complicated. Xx
That is nice, getting caught up on a lot of tv I missed listening to 😉
Always a silver lining 😉
Congratulations! I hope you get many more orders!
I am up to 38! 😉
Congratulations on your orders, you’ll be dreaming of ruffles 🙂
I have been dreaming about them, sometimes a good dream – like a room decorated in ruffles. Sometimes I dream about setting the little critters on fire. Don’t know which one is better 😉
So glad to hear you’re getting orders! Those ruffle scarves are gorgeous, even though they’re a pain to make. Good luck! ❤
Thank you! I am up to 38 orders at the moment and loads of emails asking about all the other patterns I have made. It has been a very good thing! Maybe I will even make enough cash to buy those owls from your shop! 🙂
I am so happy for you! Thanks for sharing the positive mojo with the class!!! 🙂
Well …. be careful of what you wish for, right 🙂
I’m glad things are picking up on the orders, despite ALL the ruffles …. hang in and keep on knittin’!
Thank you 🙂
Wow, congratulations on your first 38 orders! ❤