February 10, 2008
let it slide, yo *
I took yesterday off from working in the studio, but of course my idea of a "day off" isn't really a day OFF, but a day to do things like laundry, drawing, binding books and updating ye olde etsy shop. I didn't tell y'all about the big shop update right away because I don't want this to become one of those blogs where stuff is shilled constantly, and also I wanted to show some knitting first but by the time I'd finished with the shop and then got the knitting to the point at which I wanted to show it, the light for taking photographs wasn't good anymore. So.
Miss Henry now has her sleeves attached and we're in the home stretch, just the yoke and collar to go. This is the point at which I look hard at a sweater and then use all of my mental powers to will it to fit me. But I think it's just the little 3/4 sleeves that make it look so small, and I'm confident that it is, indeed, going to fit me.
It's already warming up enough in the afternoons that I wouldn't be able to wear this a lot, but the mornings are still just above freezing. I think I'm going to have this finished in time to take advantage of those cool mornings before they're gone. Then when I get back to Canada in May it'll be early spring again, two back-to-back lace sweater seasons!
So, here's a peek at what's new in the store. I promise that I am going to keep the update posts to no more than twice a month, which is how often I'm hoping to make a large-ish upload of new things in the shop. And I've got something totally new and exciting planned for next time, so it won't be just all the same stuff! But for now, more blotter notebooks, in lots of new cover designs:
and a few of my special books, the ones I use for my sketchbook project:
*can you guess what vintage CanCon I was listening to in the print shop this morning? I'll give you a hint: it's a showdown. And quite possibly also a throwdown.
Hell no I can't go DOWN.
That's so funny! A couple of weeks ago we were introducing our NJ friends to the Maestro. :)
Miss Henry is lovely.
Posted by: Maggie at February 10, 2008 03:51 PM
i actually caught Maestro on Much Music a couple of weeks ago and freaked myself and my kids out that I still knew the lyrics....
brain worm indeed
Posted by: Ann-Marie MacKay at February 10, 2008 07:09 PM
I got to meet him a couple of years ago, when he was engaged to someone my DH worked with.
Needless to say, he has gotten only hotter with age!!
"Hello, my name is Wesley" He said in his soft, deep voice. SWOON!
Posted by: Leslie - knitting therapist at February 10, 2008 10:52 PM
Even though you were really busy, a day off is still important for upkeep of the mental health. I know this from experience.
Posted by: nstssj at February 11, 2008 04:08 PM
You sound excited about 2 springs back to back. Of course, considering how cold it is here right now (-14C) I wouldn't mind a double dose of spring too!
Posted by: Carol at February 11, 2008 10:55 PM