A Weekend of Fun Relaxation

Let me tell you about my weekend…

Friday after work, I got my hair cut off.  it was about a quarter way down my back and now, it dries to the top of my neck.  I got it cut at the bottom of my neck, but my hair is curly… it bounces up.  After that, I dyed the first of three yarns for the Quicksilver shawl by Melanie Berg.  I also finished my Vanilla Fog hat by Andrea Mowry that night.

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Saturday. my daughter and I had a little girls day out.  We went to Target and Buffalo Wild Wings.  It was fun.  Then I came home to dye the rest of my yarn for my shawl.  The Yarn Tree was in full bloom yesterday.  I’m very happy with how my yarns turned out.

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Then, on Saturday, I knitted my first swatch for my TKGA course I’m taking.  I’m very happy with how that came out also.
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Today, not as productive.  I got about 12 rows into the next swatch, stopped and counted my stitches, and I was one stitch too many.  Ugh, I don’t know where I went wrong, but I just ripped it out.  Starting over is not a big deal, but I want to finish that swatch today.  It is almost 3pm, so I need to get started.

Tonight we are going to watch Rogue One.  We didn’t see it in theaters this time.  It doesn’t resemble the classic Star Wars movie plot in my opinion, but I hope it’s good.

Tomorrow, work.  It will be the crazy busy week of work out of the month.  I’m nervous.  I’ve been at this job for 2 months and I still feel like I haven’t grasped everything yet.  Can I just stay home and knit for a living?

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Goals

Since becoming a member of The Knitting Guild Association (yesterday), I’m obsessing with making lists, researching the website,  checking out the Ravelry Group, and thinking about what courses I’m going to take.

I have made a list of courses that I’m going to take and the deadline I’m giving myself for each course. According to my timeline, I’ll be a Master Knitter in 2023, hopefully.

There is a good chance that I’ll just give up,  but I have high hopes right now.

I want to finish my Vanilla Fog hat before I start the homework for TKGA.  I had to order some sport weight yarn for class,  so I have time since I have to wait on that to come in. I’m 3″ into Vanilla Fog.  Very happy with it,  even though it’s not perfect.

I got a load of undyed yarn in yesterday.  I’m really excited to get home and start a batch.  I’m thinking about the colors I will use tonight,  but I’m at a loss right now.   What are good color combinations?
I took my daughter to the eye doctor for the first time yesterday.  Turns out, she is nearsighted.   She picked out a pair of Guess frames and they look great on her.   They have somewhat thick black frames.  I’m happy for her.  She said she could really see better when the doctor found the right perscription. Now to wait on the lenses to be made.

For now,  that is about it.

♡A

Fruit Salad, The Knitter’s Guild & Fajitas

Tomorrow, at my office,  starts the week of recognition for a certain department. I have a cubicle in this department, but I’m not a part of that department. They were nice enough to include me on the breakfast they’re having tomorrow.  But, I have to bring something.  I was volunteered to bring fruit salad.  Not cheap.  I got grapes, strawberries, melon, and pineapple.  It was all pre-chopped, so less work for me.  My hands smell like fruit, sniff sniff, so good! 

I’ve been knitting a majority of the day.  I ripped my Vanilla Fog hat out once more.  Andrea Mowry got in touch with me about the pattern question I had. It still didn’t make sense,  so I altered it to make sense to me.  I finally got the hang of the brioche knitting in the round,  and I’m about 1.5 inches into the hat. Fun! 

I’m going to sign up for the Knitters Guild this summer.  It’s basically a school for knitters to test your skills, I think.  I want to be a master knitter.   I know,  I cannot even get brioche in the round to work, I have a ways to go before I could be a master. The idea of having knitting homework just seems fun.  So, yea.  

I’m dyeing some yarn right now.  Water is heating up in my 20 quart pot.  I don’t think I needed a pot that big, but for some reason,  I got it.  It would be awesome for crab legs though.  Too bad it is contaminated with acid dyes now. 

Per the request of my daughter,  I’m going to use pink and aqua dyes for this yarn. It’s going to be called Jigglypuff.  She loves Pokemon.  But, it will not be available in my store. I’m just testing the color combination for now.  Plus,  it’s on 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.  Not soft,  at all.  I’d feel awful if someone bought that base.  I’m waiting on my yarn order to come in,  and this scratchy yarn is the only thing I had left to dye.

I’ve got my secret dry rub marinating on chicken now.   Going to fire up the grill around 5:00 and cook my favorite meal, fajitas!!  Spanish rice,  refried beans, peppers, onions, and cheese will be in the mix as well.  Not to toot my own horn,  but my fajitas are better than any fajitas I’ve ever had. Nom!

I guess that’s all for now.  I’m going to go dye my yarn,  get back to knitting,  and start cooking soon.   

♡A

Here I Go Again…

I’ve wiped this blog clean and starting over.  I’ve had several blogs,  under several names,  but none that suites me quite like Punk in Curls.

The meaning of this blog is to talk about my daily like while attempting to be an entrepreneur on the side.   I’ll discuss what’s going on in both worlds. 

By day,  I’m an accountant.  I’ve been working as an accountant for over 11 years now.   Right now,  I work at a hospital as a Financial Analyst.  I enjoy my career choice,  but it’s what I do after 5pm that I’m passionate about. 

By night,  I knit and dye yarn.   Needless to say,  I’m a crafty gal.  I own my own online yarn shop,  Happy Little Yarn. My shop carries a variety of yarn brands, knitting needles,  project bags,  and notions.   I opened it in July 2016, and it’s been a great adventure.

Now,  along with my shop,  I’m trying to sell my dyed yarns.   I just started an Etsy store this week and so far I’m having fun with the idea of selling my creations.  Emphasis on “the idea of selling.”  No such luck yet.   It seems there are indie dyers everywhere,  so the competition is pretty intense.  I’m going to try though. 

So here I am,  again.   Yarn on my needles and in the dye pot after a day of crunching numbers.  I’m excited to talk about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, and discussing new idea’s and whatever else comes to mind.   

♡A