Hats Off!

Doing my part to encourage the spread of hat-hair…

The ten hats are done, by the way.

RAWR times ten

Proof. In the “pix or it didn’t happen” sort of thing.

I am proud to have it all done. Had to flog myself to actually finish the last two. But I didn’t want to disappoint the lovely and talented young women who ordered them from me, so I had that motivation pushing me forward. It was like a see-saw: overwhelming reluctance to do the same thing again balanced with a desire to follow through well. Somehow I managed it.

I’m so proud to have them all washed and packaged up.

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See? I even bagged the bags that held the hats. And what a relief to hand them over and finally, finally be done.

They apparently worried about their rep, coming to meet up to get the hats.

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You can’t blame them. I am totally intimidating.

Doubleclicks & me

Here we are, me and Aubrey and Angela Doubleclicks and our lovely naked guardian angel watching over our shoulders.

Much fortune to you, Doubleclicks! Now that your Kickstarter is done and you are living your dream, you have much muchness of work to do to make it happen. And I have much work to do to make my dream a reality, too.

My next project is super exciting (to me, anyway – what excites you?): I am working on a video class to teach double knitting! I have a great project for people to make, with most excellent options for various graphic designs. I can’t wait to share more as I get it in place.

So that’s coming before too long. And I have many projects I’m trying to work on for a fall release. It’s good to be busy with fun ideas!

Terrible Things

I’m sorry. I fell off the map there for a bit.

Last week, my husband and I celebrated a Big Anniversary – one of those with a zero at the end (OK, OK, stop asking – the third one, if you must know) – by going to Victoria, B.C. Of course, when we scheduled this marvelous trip, it was BEFORE said husband quit his job. He quit for a very important reason, and I agree with him completely, but still, it’s a shock. So we’re going to be financially strapped for a while. I’m still glad we took the trip. We tried to be frugal while not depriving ourselves of too much. We still wanted to celebrate us. So we did!

Look! A mansion they call a castle - totally cool!

Look! A mansion they call a castle – totally cool!

Look! A museum!

Look! A museum!

Look! Fabulous B&B breakfast!

Look! Fabulous B&B breakfast!

Anyway, we spent an afternoon at Murchies, a long established Tea Shoppe which sits in Tourist Zone Ground Zero. Ambiance and tradition and yadda yadda. 🙂 It was elegant. My husband drank coffee and worked on his book (fantasy genre, excellent if I do say so myself, and nearly done – yay!) and I drank a chai latte and knit (of course).

While we sat there, I swear I overheard the following at the table next to us:

Man (with French Canadian accent): And then there was the cow.

Woman: He killed a cow?

Man: No, he did not kill the cow.

Woman: What did he do to the cow?

Man: Terrible things.

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I did my best not to burst out laughing (sorry, I have perhaps a sick sense of humor) and quickly wrote it all down, word for word. If you’re like me, you will now start saying, “Terrible things,” and laughing out loud, all day long.

I won’t promise, because I don’t really trust my promises, but my commitment is that I am back, and I will write again later this week. Have a great day, and be nice to cows, for heaven’s sake.