Much needed break

Sorry for the hiatus. After getting in about 5:00pm on Monday evening from Virginia I have been catching up on the usual after show work. I have also been feeling worn down from all the social contact and needed a little recharge break. I am naturally introverted and while I do love meeting knitters at shows and online, I do get overloaded at times and need to step back briefly. If that isn’t enough to do me in, then the sheer physical exhaustion of doing 6 shows in 7 weeks definitely finished  the job. 

I am not totally caught up on paperwork from the last two shows yet. I have more pressing tasks to get done first because while we do have a couple weeks home before SAFF, that goes by pretty quick, and some of the paperwork can always be done later. I would rather get it done as I go so the job is smaller but sometimes that is just no possible. I have to remember to be flexible sometimes. I have some dyeing to get done for one thing. We are low on some stock and I hate to run out of popular colors. I also have to go and get my trailer break system serviced. We discovered Sunday night after hooking up the trailer to the truck that it wasn’t working. I don’t know for sure if the problem is in the controller that is installed in the truck, the wiring, or the actual brakes on the trailer. Maybe it’s a combination of things. So anyway that will take a day in itself, since we have to empty the trailer and take it in to be serviced.

A tiny amount of knitting did occur since my last report. I finished the first Hedgerow Mitt and started the second. I was worried that my yarn supply might run short so I weighed the mitt and the remaining ball. Both are 35g. Yep, exactly. It is going to be close, but there are some places where I can fudge it, so I am not TOO worried.

Hedgerow mitt

Okay, I really need to get some work done today so I need to cut this off but I will leave you with some pictures from the Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia 2011.

Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia 2011

Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia 2011

Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia 2011

Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia 2011

Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia 2011

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5 thoughts on “Much needed break

  1. needlefingers says:

    Just dyeing the yarn and working the shows would be enough to tire a person, but the travel has to be exhausting. Sending revitalizing vibes your way.

    P.S. Is it silly that I internally squee every time I spot the shawl I knitted in one of your pictures? :)

    • Thanks, I am feeling better. A few nights of sleep in my own bed have done the trick. I do love traveling but weeks on end can make you long for a break, which I am now enjoying. I see you have been doing some fun traveling as well. Your trip to Maine sounded like it was so fun! I would dearly love to go on a whale watch one of these days. I have had an affinity for marine mammals since I was a little girl. I read about them obsessively and for awhile thought I wanted to be a marine biologist. Heh. No it is not silly! I do the same thing when I see something that customers have knit with my yarn, LOL! The shawl has been a hit. Thanks again for doing it. Would you be interested in doing it again sometime?

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      • needlefingers says:

        Absolutely! I’ll be in touch.

        I highly recommend a whale-watching trip. This was the third one we’ve been on. The next one is in Hawaii! :)

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