Honestly, I just can’t wait!! I ordered 20 pounds of beautiful, thick, giant wool roving. I’ve been wanting to order a bulk amount of this stuff for years now and I knew it was time. I ordered 10 pounds from one company for $175 (including shipping) and I ordered another 10 pounds from a company I found on Ebay where I could make an offer. I offered $100 and they accepted!! There was a $19.95 shipping fee so the total was actually $119.95 but that’s not bad at all. I plan to knit a giant blanket to sell at The Autumn Acorn so stay tuned. I also plan to knit some cowls for the shop as well.
I’d love to hear from anyone who has experience knitting with giant roving and giant needles. I own a very large pair of knitting needles but they are made out of wood so they get heavy to work with. I plan to make a pair out of 1.5″ PVC pipe as soon as I can get myself to Home Depot. I’ve heard they are easier to handle.
It’s true. I am going to die. Someday, I will no longer be alive. I have been breathing for 51.3 years and every second that goes by, I get older. I believe in taking risks. I’ve taken many of them and I’ve failed. A lot. Choosing to work from home is a risky venture. I’m not getting any younger.
I’ve decided that I’m going to work harder on having my own business than anything else I have ever done. I’m going to put in 80 hours a week if I have to. I’m going to give it my all. You have no idea how excited I am about this. I believe in myself. Isn’t it great to be alive!!!!!
I absolutely love making these organic tree bark buttons. I use only the limbs that have fallen in our back yard. There is so much beautiful hardwood in the White Mountains so I am never without this wonderful natural resource. If you just so happen to be in need of a button or two or two hundred, you can get some here.
This is me all bundled up in one of my favorite pieces. You can buy the pattern and the finished blanket here.
Yesterday was my last day of teaching. I’ve been a teacher (from toddlers to second graders) for 20 years and I thoroughly enjoyed most of it. I just spent two years as the director and head teacher of a non-profit preschool. Suddenly, in Vermont, a new preschool act has changed the qualifications for preschool teachers and my bachelor’s degree in elementary education is no longer sufficient. I am 51 years old and not willing to go back to college for another degree. So today I begin the journey of putting all of my energy into running my two Etsy shops. We’re off!!