Aloha. Wow, you have been representin’ in the last two posts. Mahalo nui loa for love and support. There were comments that validated my decision and there were comments that made me laugh.
I have to be honest here and say I did feel somewhat like a failure in the podcast department when I decided to put it on the back burner. However, I realized it’s an example of my word – try – for 2016. And you know what? I’m not heartbroken over it because I know it was a learning experience and just a stepping stone to something else.
Aside from that, can I tell you how good it feels to be back here? It feels natural; it feels like home. Maybe I’m a better writer than a podcaster? If so, that’s okay. We all have strengths and weaknesses, yeah?
So, remember way back in this post I flashed some finished, fingerless mitts that were sent all the way down to San Diego? Marissa’s email of its photo shoot has been sitting in my inbox for weeks. Here’s her To San Diego They Go in action:
Diagonal Eyelet Handwarmers by Creative Yarn
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (55% merino, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere)
Modifications: Instead of knitting these flat like the original pattern does, I followed helpful notes from other Ravelers by knitting them in the round, knitting the thumb area flat, and then rejoining the fabric in the round.
Marissa saw the pair I had knitted for my SIL two Christmases ago. She is also a professional photographer so I gave her free rein on how to style her new pair of mitts. That little hand she’s holding is that of her toddler daughter’s.
Okay, it’s 7:30 right now. I want to get started on my niece’s Christmas gift. The dames and I this morning had driven up to South San Francisco to Cottage Yarns. BTW, hey fellow crafters, Cottage Yarns has a bi-yearly sale and will ship to you; international I don’t know but it doesn’t hurt to ask, yeah? Katherine and her husband were wonderfully helpful. I told her what I was specifically looking for and what colors. Bada-bing-bada-boom, I bought three skeins of worsted weight yarn and four balls of DK under a half an hour!
TTYL; off to wind yarn. Aloha.