Experienced knitters don't make fewer mistakes than new knitters. They make bigger ones faster.

- Yarn Harlot -

Monday, May 14, 2012

Reilly's Daughter is now OPEN!

Reilly's Daughter

First, just click the link and take a look around.


Ok, now that you're back, let me talk about the store. It is all items handmade by me. Right now it is mostly jewelry, but stitch markers and knit/crochet/woven/generally yarn-y things will follow. This is also only about half of the jewelry I've made. There is a lot of work to be done, but hopefully this will pay off. I really just want to get the word out right now and get some feedback on the items, descriptions, photos, etc.

And don't be shy. Feel free to share the link with EVERYONE.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Big News!

My Etsy shop, Reilly's Daughter, is almost ready to open! I finally took some initiative and started editing the photos I took and posting. And I now have more respect for anyone that opens up a shop online. It's a lot of work typing up descriptions for everything you make. But with any luck, it will be open this weekend, even if it doesn't have every item posted that I want.

I also finished this:

I had some leftover baby yarn from a blanket I made for a friend of my dad, and wanted to use it up. I thought this would be a fast, easy pattern to knock out a baby blanket. Too bad I can't estimate my gauge, because this turned out a little bigger than I planned. But this way, the baby can grow into it, right? This will probably also end up in the Etsy store.

Q2 Goal Update

I'm also doing well on my goals this quarter. We're about halfway through, and I've already posted as many blogs as I did all last quarter. Part of what is helping is taking pictures of stuff I've made. The other part is being able to publish the post when I want. That way I can write a couple at once and have them update at regular intervals.

I've finished my "queued project", which are my monkey socks!

I've also finished one of 2 sock yarn projects, which is another pair of vanilla socks. I started my second a couple days ago, which are the Nutkin socks in Austermann Step. So I have 2 more pair of socks, 2 more blogs, oh and a Blanket-versary to finish.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Moment Of Silence

I suffered a fairly significant loss a couple months ago.

That is an Owls sweater. It used to be adult sized. That is a beanie for size comparison.

I thought I had dried this in the dryer before. I swear I had. So I threw it in.

Apparently I was thinking of another sweater because I most definitely did not dry this in the dryer before. It's felted. WAY felted. So I've decided this will turn into a bag. I just have to cut off and sew up the sleeves and attach purse handles.

That is if I can ever bring myself to hold this thing for longer than it takes to take a picture of it.