It’s been all Instagram this last little while, because it’s a better way for me to reach out re: what’s knitting. The other stuff — the world, racism, politics, dogs, pups, inspiration (health, creative and otherwise) that I usually post here are still super important to me, but I just haven’t had the time I usually have had to post about that stuff. It’s a’comin’!
Meanwhile, here’s what’s doing on the gram, and a lot of WIPs, UFOs, PTMs (plan to makes), and GSTGs (getting stuff togethers):
Things Getting In The Way of Work:
What I’m Working For Right now:
February 10, 2018 at Madtree Brewing. At the very least, you’ll get a good beer! See you soon and I’ll post more WIPs in the next week or so, because it’s going fast and furious at 634 Sycamore!
It’s all hats and mittens and scarves right now, getting ready for 2018 fairs and shows. These just came off the needles today:
Only 9 more to go! It’s a great way to start the new year, this. Needles up, things being made, and progress being made toward the next thing for me and Make.Do.! So happy to have you with me for the ride! Stay tuned for some more news tomorrow re: Make.Do.’s first curated event! It’s going to be hygge!!
Yesterday seems like 2 weeks ago, but it was just yesterday. It was the first non-online sales/branded opportunity for Make.Do., and I was hella’ nervous and hella’ excited.
I had hats:
I had scarves:
I had cowls:
And, blankets, and mittens, and slippers and a whole bunch of other stuff that I’ll organize for a post later this week. I’m super proud of the inventory I had on sale, and over the moon that I sold WAY MORE than I thought I would — I was looking for at least getting the booth cost back, but I got that and 9x more. Plus, I met some great vendor neighbors and hope to connect for some more group sales with them in the future! It was … it was just as it should have been.
Getting ready to start a new week, the thing I’m carrying with me is the gift of people in my life who showed up. And, they didn’t have to. You don’t have to come in when I need you, but if you say you’re going to do it, you should. And they did! I’m looking at you, Lucrecia, because you are showing up and giving in a way I aspire to! And, B-dubs — as work-husbands go, you were the worst, but that’s why I love you so much! Being a mensch when it’s inconvenient, and getting it done because you know a friend needs you to? That’s everything.
And, you guys who already know I love you and that this was an exciting thing for me … and you don’t tell me but show up anyway (online or IRL)? That’s a kind of love that keeps me from chucking it all in. I was so happy to see you/hear from you! I felt you sending all kinds of good vibes my way.
Tomorrow is a new day and the Make.Do. website gets a refresh while I work on figuring out the inventory that needs doing before EOY. Stay tuned and check back in for the new news on products, classes and the Hygge classes coming in January.